Looking for great reads, activities & entertainment for your family?
You can find books, ideas and resources for your imaginative children and teens here
As parents we always want our children to be happy and inspired. If you love sharing stories and pop culture with your kids you will find a lot of great ideas for your family here.
I’m the kind of parent who wants to discuss the latest hero movie or middle-grade book series on the school run. I grew up reading the Lord of the Rings books and I have a background in education & publishing.
I believe all kids can enjoy wonderful story-telling. I've created this blog to provide a resource for sci-fi, fantasy and adventure-loving families. You can find great books, activities & entertainment for the whole family — parents included!
If you are looking for great books for children and teens…
check out our reading recommendations for kids and young adults here. We’ve got book reviews and reading lists to cover all kinds of age ranges, interests and reading ability.
Find pirate fun, spooky fairy tales, spy adventures, coming of age dramas and heaps of magical reads. We’ve got picture books, funny books that will hook the interest of reluctant readers and complex chapter books for advanced readers to explore! Fans of mythology and legends should check out our epic guides to all books by Rick Riordan, a list of fictional places that you can visit from home, and the thrilling Skulduggery Pleasant books by Derek Landy.
If you are looking for inspiring reads…
check out our reviews and reading lists for parents and other grown-ups.
Make sure you get time to enjoy reading too! Not only does this help encourage your children to read – it gives you a well-deserved break and a whole lot of inspiration. Lose yourself in any kind of reading that you love, whether it is thought-provoking dramas, The Sandman or graphic novels for Buffy fans!
If you are looking for cool gifts or gadgets…
Whether you are looking for a gift for a child, a teenager or an adult who is a Minecraft fan, a comic book collector or a book lover who appreciates the classics, we’ve got plenty of ideas. From Funko Pop! figures to rare editions of Howards End!
We also feature guides to gadgets that tech-loving kids will love, including activity trackers to ensure children who love gaming and reading books are also getting enough physical activity so that they stay strong and healthy.
If you are looking for tips to support children’s reading
check out our tips and advice to support children who are finding reading difficult. There are lots of great ways to encourage children’s reading while resisting the pressure to compare their progress to others. If you are concerned about dyslexia or sight problems we have advice too.
And if you find your children show little or no interest in reading, we have ideas to help you find brilliant books that reluctant readers will love to read.