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Disney Frozen Girls T Shirt Top Long Sleeved - Sisters Forever - Ages 3 - 9 Years - Genuine Licensed (8 - 9 Years, Blue)
Disney Frozen Girls T Shirt Top Long Sleeved - Sisters Forever - Ages 3 - 9 Years - Genuine Licensed (8 - 9 Years, Blue)
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Price: £10.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Disney Frozen Girls T Shirt, 20 Oct 2014
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I bought this t-shirt for my 7 year old daughter and, as it seemed to have a slightly fitted shape, I purchased the 8-9 size. Although my little girl is slightly small for her age, this fitted perfectly, so perhaps aim to buy a size up. Also, although the colour of this t-shirt is blue (there is also a pink version available), it is not at all the shade of blue in the picture on the product page. It is far closer to a mix of green and blue and actually looks more attractive than the illustration on the product page to my eyes, but, again, it is something to bear in mind (if you click on the bottom picture of the two thumbnail pictures to the left side of the shirt, that will give you an idea of the actual colour). The illustration on the shirt has both Elsa and Anna and is sure to appeal to all little girls who like Frozen. A pretty, comfortable shirt, which washes well; just be aware that the size is on the small side and the colour is different to that shown.


Written Calculation Subtraction Answers (Series of 6): Key Stage 2, ages 7-11 (Pupil book also available)
Written Calculation Subtraction Answers (Series of 6): Key Stage 2, ages 7-11 (Pupil book also available)
by Steve Mills
Edition: Paperback
Price: £4.95

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3.0 out of 5 stars Written Calculation Subtraction Answers, 19 Oct 2014
This answer book corresponds to the Schofield and Sims Written Calculation – Subtraction workbook. That is one of six workbooks on Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication 1, Multiplication 2, Division 1 and Division 2. Personally, I feel it is unnecessary to have to purchase a separate answer book, although I can see that it would be useful for a teacher, as there is a page at the back to record results for a class of pupils. As a book, though, it is clearly laid out and makes marking work quicker and easier.


Written Calculation Subtraction (Series of 6): Key Stage 2, ages 7-11 (Answer book also available)
Written Calculation Subtraction (Series of 6): Key Stage 2, ages 7-11 (Answer book also available)
by Steve Mills
Edition: Paperback
Price: £3.50

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4.0 out of 5 stars Written Calculation Subtraction, 19 Oct 2014
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This is one of six workbooks which uses methods for written calculation recommended by the new National Curriculum. The six books (each with an additional answer book) are: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication 1, Multiplication 2, Division 1 and Division 2. This particular book is Subtraction and takes children through the necessary steps for mastering the column method of subtraction. Although various different methods have been taught over the years, this is the method that I was taught and which I have taught my children. This workbook takes them from two digit subtraction with no exchanging of numbers up to decimal subtraction with different numbers of decimal places. There are also four tests interspersed in the book. Although Schofield and Sims books are not overly attractive, they are well laid out with a lot of content and useful spaces for ‘working out’ (rather than using scrap paper) so you can check where children are going wrong if they get the incorrect answer. My only real criticism is having to purchase a separate answer book, which, although useful if you are using it in a classroom situation is an additional expense if you are using it at home.


The Cazalets: The epic full-cast BBC Radio dramatisation
The Cazalets: The epic full-cast BBC Radio dramatisation
by Elizabeth Jane Howard
Edition: Audio CD
Price: £20.40

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Cazalets, 18 Oct 2014
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This box set of audio CD’s is cleverly packaged, so the actual case is the size of a double CD box, with the eleven enclosed discs stacked on top of each other. I have never read the original five book saga by Elizabeth Jane Howard and, obviously, a drama version of the entire storyline will cut corners but I am unable to compare the two without reading the books (which I now intend to do as I enjoyed this so much). The novels about the Cazalet family consisted of: The Light Years, Marking Time, Confusion, Casting Off and All Change and were published between 1990 and 2013. The radio plays taken from the novels were broadcast between 2013 and 2014 on Radio 4 and it is wonderful to have the entire series collected in one package. I do enjoy audio books, especially when I am driving (which I do a lot) and I particularly enjoy audio plays – rather than books just narrated by one person – so this was a particular treat for me. Especially with books I am not familiar with, I find it easier to follow the story when there are different actors for each character’s voice and I do enjoy the BBC radio plays very much.

The story itself follows a family over ten years from the late 1930’s all the way up to the 1950’s and begins with the family congregating at the family country manor for the summer holidays. Immediately, we are thrown into their marriages, affairs, their children and the various interplay between the characters. These range from matriarch Duchy through to Zoe, the young new wife of son Rupert, and disgruntled stepmother to young Neville and the deeply unhappy Clary. Home Place in Sussex in 1937 sees the shadow of WWI still falling over the characters, but we are aware of more storm clouds coming as the Second World War approaches. As the saga continues, the storyline switches from one generation to the next, almost seamlessly, as the children grow and have lives of their own. The fifth book in the saga sees the family again converge at the family home and brings the saga full circle. This is a satisfying and often moving drama, well acted and an excellent driving companion.


Case Logic SnapView Folio Cover with Fastener for iPad Air - Silver
Case Logic SnapView Folio Cover with Fastener for iPad Air - Silver
Price: £25.64

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3.0 out of 5 stars Case Logic SnapView Folio Cover for iPad Air, 18 Oct 2014
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This is a case for the iPad Air, which offers two different viewing angles – standing and typing. The iPad fits snugly inside the case and is secured by the button/catch at the back. Only, the button is extremely fiddly and doesn’t close easily. This consequently means that the case is difficult to stand in either position, because the case relies on the button closing properly in order for it to be effective. Eventually, you can get the case closed properly, but it requires some force and is difficult to do. When I am out and about I often need to prop my iPad up to access my emails and I don’t really want to spend time fiddling about trying to close the catch so it is secure. Once or twice I was typing and the case collapsed as it wasn’t shut properly, which is irritating.

The case itself is a grey/silver colour. It has a soft, spongy feel which does look as though it might get marked if left inside your bag for a while, but is thick enough to protect your iPad while it is inside. The iPad fits inside it nicely and it offers good protection. It is just let down by the catch at the back, which is a serious design flaw. It means that the case is not stable when propped up and is difficult to try to close properly. It is a shame, as this is an attractive and protective case and the design lets it down.


Poems to Perform: A Classic Collection chosen by the Children's Laureate
Poems to Perform: A Classic Collection chosen by the Children's Laureate
by Julia Donaldson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.24

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5.0 out of 5 stars Poems to Perform, 17 Oct 2014
This is a lovely collection of poems which are ideal to read aloud, for use in classroom, for school activities or for small groups. As a reading mentor, I have found this book really useful in teaching to read with expression; using the poems as a way of illustrating how to emphasise words by taking turns and encouraging children to read aloud. There are poems from excellent children's authors, such as Michael Rosen, Julia Donaldson, Colin McNaughton and from poets such as Benjamin Zephaniah and Roger McGough, as well as more classic pieces by R.L. Stevenson and others. I found lots in this collection to engage even the most reluctant readers. "Conversation Piece" by Gareth Owen gives a whole littany of comic excuses as to why a schoolboy is late for school, did not make his maths lesson and does not want to do P.E. and "I Know Someone," by Michael Rosen never fails to leave children giggling. There are some great suggestions for the way teachers can divide classes to perform the poems and an index of both poets, poems and first lines.


Disney Frozen Musical Jewellery Box
Disney Frozen Musical Jewellery Box
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Price: £17.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disney Frozen Musical Jewellery Box, 17 Oct 2014
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I purchased this as a gift for my daughter, but I was very disappointed with it. On arrival, the box looked small and it feels just like cardboard. On opening, the box does play a tune, but not one I recognise and certainly not one linked to the film, which I would have expected. When the box is opened there is a star which turns, but again, it is not a figure from the film - it is not even a snowflake, which would have made sense. There is only one compartment and the inside of the box is as poorly made as the outside. To be honest, I haven't even given it to her and will try to find something with a little more quality. This really is a pretty shoddy piece and I would not recommend it.


Couture Little Ladies Girls Glitter Halloween Witch Tights (1 Pair) (7-8 Years) (Black)
Couture Little Ladies Girls Glitter Halloween Witch Tights (1 Pair) (7-8 Years) (Black)
Offered by Universal Textiles & Footwear
Price: £2.99

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4.0 out of 5 stars Girls Glitter Halloween Witch Tights, 17 Oct 2014
These are really pretty Halloween tights, which add the perfect addition to any witches costume. I got the size 7-8 for my daughter, who is nearly 8, but small for her age, and they fitted perfectly. If your child normally takes a larger size than her age, it might be well to aim for the size up, but I was glad that they did not sag like many girls tights. They are black, with a pattern of silver witches and the pattern was clear and easy to see. The only downside with these is that they have to be hand washed. Not a great problem, but just something you might want to be aware of, as I am just too used to throwing everything in the washing machine these days. Overall, though, these are very pretty, the pattern is bright, they have no sagging around the ankles and they are unusual and will add the perfect finishing touch to any Halloween outfit.


The Little Grey Men
The Little Grey Men
Price: £4.79

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5.0 out of 5 stars The Little Grey Men, 16 Oct 2014
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First published in 1942 this glorious read won the Carnegie Medal for the most outstanding children’s book of that year and has been reissued several times ; it’s latest incarnation is this kindle version, which will hopefully find it a whole new audience. BB was the pen name of Denys Watkins-Pitchford and he later wrote a sequel called, “Down the Bright Stream,” which has also been published on kindle. Denys Watkins-Pitchford had a great love of the countryside and this is reflected in his writing, which describes a realistic portrayal of nature. Although not idealised, it is wonderfully descriptive and he does not shy away from the fact that his central characters live off the countryside. They wear clothes made from mouse or bat skin, they fish and gather fruit and nuts to eat. Sometimes, times are hard and sometimes bountiful, but there it is a place of both beauty and danger.

Our central characters are the three last gnomes in Britain – Baldmoney, Sneezewort and Dodder. Their other brother, Cloudberry, went off one day exploring and does not return. So, Baldmoney, Sneezewort and Dodder decide to set out in search of him. This novel tells of their travels, their struggles and the difficulties they face. They have never travelled far before, living happily beside Folly Brook in Warwickshire. Yet, this book will see them travelling through the whole of the spring, summer and autumn in their long search.

I loved this book as a child (as well as others by BB such as “Brendon Chase,” and “The Forest of Boland Light Railway”) and I am pleased to say that my seven year old has really enjoyed this book at bedtime. I really think it will appeal to readers, both adult and children, who enjoy novels such as, “The Hobbit,” as this shares those themes of an epic journey and a quest. This is not as plot driven as most of the books written nowadays. Like the brook which the gnomes follow, it meanders and detours along the way. Undoubtedly now, editors would prune the passages of detailed description, but I think the writing is simply stunning, as are the illustrations. The author created a world which you see clearly, characters you care about and an exciting adventure which you will have to read yourself to see whether or not it has a happy ending…


The Visitors
The Visitors
Price: £8.99

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5.0 out of 5 stars The Visitors, 15 Oct 2014
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This review is from: The Visitors (Kindle Edition)
When eleven year old Lucy Payne survives the typhoid that kills her American mother, her Cambridge academic father is unable, and unwilling, to cope with her. Taken by the redoubtable Miss Mack to Egypt to recuperate, this novel tells the story of Lucy’s life. We begin in Cairo in 1922 and travel through to the present, where an elderly Lucy is being questioned about her life for a documentary of the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb.

Much of this sumptuous novel is set in Egypt where Lucy makes friends with precocious Frances Winlock, the daughter of an American Egyptologist at a ballet class and, through her, Lady Rose Strathaven and her brother Peter. Over the years their lives intersect and, it is through her new friends, that Lucy meets Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon. We follow Lucy back to Cambridge, where she finds Miss Nicola Dunshire – governess, housekeeper, enemy – installed in her mother’s place. Her desperate attempts to keep in touch with her friends and the way that Egypt, and the Valley of the Kings, draws her back are well realised. Obviously, the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb is central to the plot; so many of the characters revolve around those events and the people involved.

This novel is absolutely sumptuous. It is a saga, a love story, a tale of friendship, of longing, discovery and even murder. This is a book to curl up with and immerse yourself in. The author does a stunning job of showing you everything through Lucy’s eyes and I have no doubt that this is a novel that I will return to as I loved it so much.


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