GoodReads Review Round-Up

img_5523My list of books I need could be writing reviews for is extremely long & today I realised that a large amount of them are books I read in 2019 so I’ve decided to put together a post that’s made up of my short GoodReads’ reviews of some of these books. None of the books in this post are ones that I’ve been sent to review & I’ve added a little extra to a few reviews, depending on the notes I made when I was reading them. Doing this post means I can still recommend some fantastic books, whilst also taking some of the pressure off myself!

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Blog Tour Nursery Review & Giveaway: Jay-Jay & the Carnival by Susan Wickstead

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Jay-Jay & the Carnival is a book in a series based on a real-life bus called the Bewbush Playbus; in this book we follow Jay-Jay the Supersonic Bus to a carnival, but when something goes wrong, will someone be able to save Jay-Jay?


I was sent this book to review with the help of my preschool class as part of a tour organised by Rachel’s Random Resources.

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Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: Thalidomide Kid by Kate Rigby

Thalidomide Kid.jpegAs a disabled reviewer reading books about disabled people is something I try to do as often as I can, so when Rachel contacted me about reviewing this book I had no choice but to accept. The disability rep in the book is quite good, although there were parts I would’ve changed personally, but I feel the title is a little misleading as the book has two protagonists & the one without the disability takes the spotlight.

I was sent this book by Rachel’s Random Resources in return for an honest review as part of a blog tour.


This book contains ableism, homophobia, mental health issues, discussions of suicidal feelings,
discussions of minors engaging in sexual activity, drug/alcohol abuse, abortion & other sensitive subjects.

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Nursery Review: Where in the Wild by Jonny Lambert

Where in the WildWhere in the Wild is a gorgeous board picture book that educates young readers about different animals & their homes, that covers habitats from across the globe. I loved the variety of animals covered in the book & there were a few animals that I hadn’t even heard of – so even I learnt something!

I was sent this book by Little Tiger Books in return for an honest review.



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Nursery Review: Hungry Bunny by Claudia Rueda

Hungry Bunny.jpgWhen I read about this book in Chronicle Book’s newsletter I couldn’t resist requesting a copy – I’d never read an interactive story before so I was excited to see what was involved. Well, the children & I loved it! I ordered the companion book to Hungry Bunny before I’d even read it to the children because I was that excited about it.

I was sent this book by Chronicle Books in return for an honest review.

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Nursery Review: Always There Bear by Trudi Granger (Illustrated by Gareth Llewhellin)

always-there-bear.jpgI found this book in a shop for £1 so I absolutely had to buy it for the children I work with – I loved the cute illustrations & it was short & sweet enough to be read to them before lunch or tea time.

When it came to read this book to the children, there were lots of smiles & they definitely showed interested. Once the story was over the children shouted “again, again!” & one child even made their parent wait for the story to be over again before going home; the book was definitely a success

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