Bear Grylls – this man is recognisable throughout the world, he is skilled at what he does and now he has applied those skills to a series of books for middle grade kids. Beck Granger is a kid who knows how to survive anywhere, and I mean anywhere, he is a mini Bear.
Here is the man himself introducing the Mission Survival series.
I received this from the publisher
By: Anna Branford
Illustrated By: Sarah Davis
Photos By: Cath Muscat
With holidays upon us craft books can be a great idea. This one in particular is great for fans of Violet Mackerel. It embodies the spirit of Violet that comes from the stories, home made craft from found things. There are a wide variety of things to make to keep or give away as gifts. I love the Violet Mackerel books and am pleased that this craft book so echoes the sentiment in them, that its no all about what you can buy or get. There is plenty of room in these designs for each person to customise them in their own particular way.
If you are looking for something to fill some time have a look at this book, it won’t require you to go out and buy things, so you can get crafty as soon as you want. Found things and recycling are great concepts when it comes to children’s craft.
Publisher: Walker Books Australia
Published: 01 November 2013
Format: Paperback 80 pages
Categories: Activity, Craft
ISBN 13: 9781922179401
Purchase: here or use Booktopia link on the side of the page.
Okay so this post will be a little different. Not a book review or a link in to a film to be found. Not really.
Sometimes things in life happen and though you may have a pile of unread books staring at you from over burdened bookshelves you really just need to sink into the embrace of a beloved old favourite.
That is where I happen to be at the moment. My daughter and I have just started reading Tamora Pierce’s Circle of Magic Quartet together and I found once I started I couldn’t put them down. So I’m sorting of reading them twice at once. Once with her and once at a much faster pace for myself. Sure I’ve read them before, more than once, but so what?
I just love the stories of Sandry, Triss, Daja and Briar. I love to sink into the world created by Pierce. It’s like wrapping a favourite blanket around yourself or putting on your favourite pair of jeans. There are time when escape into the familiar is a very welcome option.
I have several series’ that I love to reread, several authors whose books are in various states of imperfection due to the number of times they have been reread. If whoever I had lent my copy of First Test to had given it back that is probably where I would have started with my munchkin but I obviously need a new copy of that, which will take some time but that’s fine because I have plenty of other books I’m more than happy to revisit.
Is there any author or book you love to revisit?
So some things in life can play havoc with regular blog posts.
Now while I’m not back back, I have rigged a way to do a couple of posts. I hope to be back properly soon.
So I found this:
Skulduggery is just so cool. I think these books would make great films. There are some really cool casting ideas out there, and some of them overlap, I saw a couple of picks for David Tennant as the man himself and I’ve got to say I think that could really work.
Who do you think would be good?
Hey lovely readers. I have a fun gift for you. I have a copy of the wonderful WILDLIFE by Fiona Wood to give away.
This is a beautiful tale of growing up and surviving high school.
So what do you need to do to win this?
Leave a comment stating the title of one of your favourite coming of age tales and why. The winner will be selected at random.
The competition closes June 2nd 2013.
Oh my goodness, Oh my goodness! Look what I found. What is not to love here? Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell, I totally love these guys. I must, must, must get my hands on this book. Unfortunately I have to wait until later in the year. How can you not adore these illustrations.
Also while I’m here lets hear from the wonderful author on what the book is about.
So I did what I do occasionally and I spent some time watching vlogbrothers clips
And I found one dealing with The Fault in Our Stars and the fact it maybe become a movie sometimes soon.
For some reason it won’t let me embed the right clip but go here
John Green says he is ‘Cautiously optimistic’, we shall wait and see. Until then if you haven’t checked out the book, what are you doing sitting here reading this… get thee to a bookshop (brick and mortar or electronic) and do yourself a favour, get a copy of The Fault in Our Stars.
Okay so here’s the Rick Riordan low down. He has written a Percy Jackson/Carter Kane crossover short story. AWESOME! Is all I have to say.
The problem is it will be available in the paperback release of Serpent’s Shadow, in the US, no news yet on Australia. The other problem is what if you’ve already bought the book? Apparently it will be available as a e-single, also no word yet on if it will be available in the regions. My guess it they will be simply because Rick Riordan is such a popular writer.
You can read an except here.