Month: April 2011

How to Train Your Dragon: Names of Characters and Dragons

How to train your dragon by Cressida Cowell book cover

(Post updated September 2013) We have been listening to the How to Train Your Dragon books on audio lately and I must say I love them. David Tennant does an absolutely stella job of doing all the different voices, and although some of the audio versions are abridged, you certainly can’t tell anything is missing. …




Can You Read Geronimo Stilton Books Online?

A single book pages showing writing and picture, heading A great idea

Actually, for many people a better question would be, who is Geronimo Stilton? Is he an author? A character? A mouse? Perhaps the editor of The Rodent’s Gazette? Wait, is that a real newspaper? My nine year old, Liam, has recently discovered Geronimo Stilton books, so the question – are there any Geronimo Stilton books…




Goodnight Moon, Goodnight Room

Goodnight moon cover, a green room with the moon showing through the window

Our little board book of Goodnight Moon is a little battered and has a masking tape spine, but is currently serving as bedtime routine material for our third child. When our son Liam was about eight months old, and we first got hold of a copy of the No Cry Sleep Solution, we also got…




Elizabeth Pantley’s ‘The No-Cry Sleep Solution’, or ‘When will my baby start sleeping through the night?’

the no-cry sleep solution cover, with a sleeping baby on the front

The No-Cry Sleep Solution by Elizabeth Pantley is one of my all time favourite parenting books, particularly for the first two years (although I also recently referred to its sleep tables when considering changing my nine year old’s bedtime). My first baby was not a good sleeper. Looking back with the experience of two more…