Lights! Camera! Alice! The Thrilling True Adventures of the First Woman Filmmaker by Mara Rockliff and Simona Ciraolo - review
Books, feminism, Film

Book review: Lights! Camera! Alice! by Mara Rockliff and Simona Ciraolo

Women have often been overlooked or miscredited in the film industry and it's high time they were recognised for their work, especially when it comes to the early years of cinema. Fortunately Lights! Camera! Alice! The Thrilling True Adventures of the First Woman Filmmaker* seeks to rectify that. You may not know that I'm something… Continue reading Book review: Lights! Camera! Alice! by Mara Rockliff and Simona Ciraolo

Super Pooper and Whizz Kid: Potty Power! by Hello!Lucky
Books, Jenson

What Jenson has been reading lately #3

I've spent the last three years listening to people tell me how much Jenson looks like his dad. Don't get me wrong, it's cute and all, but I really relish the moments when I see how much he gets from me. Like, the kid can not get enough cheese, just like his mumma (and her… Continue reading What Jenson has been reading lately #3

Nevertheless, She Persisted (Elizabeth Warren) by Susan Wood and Sarah Green
Books, feminism

Book review: Elizabeth Warren: Nevertheless, She Persisted

Is it just me or are books especially awesome these days? There are so many fantastic books for all ages about truly inspiring women. Young girls are growing up with positive female role models - and it's about time. The latest book to add to your collection is Elizabeth Warren: Nevertheless, She Persisted. Written by… Continue reading Book review: Elizabeth Warren: Nevertheless, She Persisted

Bing bedtime books
Books, Jenson, Parenthood

What Jenson has been reading lately #2

Jenson is a massive bookworm and it's hardly surprising, given that one of my favourite pastimes as a kid was going to the library and taking out the maximum amount of books. It doesn't bother me that the TV is nearly always on when we're at home and he knows how to use my smartphone… Continue reading What Jenson has been reading lately #2

HerStory: 50 Women and Girls Who Shook the World by Katherine Halligan and Sarah Walsh
Books, feminism

HerStory: A must-read for young women everywhere

Nosy Crow is one of my favourite children's book publishers and I'm so excited about their latest release. Out tomorrow, HerStory is a highly-stylised stunner of a book, featuring the lives of inspiring women. Before we go any further, let's just take a minute to swoon over this beautiful cover and what hides underneath the… Continue reading HerStory: A must-read for young women everywhere

autumn halloween books from nosy crow
Books, Parenthood

New autumn/Halloween releases from Nosy Crow

If you're the kind of parent who likes to update their child's bookshelves in keeping with the seasons (and, let's face it, who isn't?!), you'll love these new releases from Nosy Crow, particularly if you have pre-school and tween girls. Up first we have Cat Learns to Listen at Moonlight School*, written by Simon Puttock… Continue reading New autumn/Halloween releases from Nosy Crow