Found this uncanny resemblance in a bookshop in Rome!

I’m Rachel and I’m passionate about children’s books and about children enjoying books and reading. I’m a single mother to three-year-old Sam and a primary school class teacher. For as long as I can remember, I have loved books. My childhood was shaped by them and today they are some of my most prized possessions. My favourite lessons are those where I’m sharing a book with the class. Books open up new worlds to us; let us learn more about ourselves and others; fire our imaginations; and make us think, laugh and cry. By writing this blog, I hope to share my passion and enthusiasm for reading with others and to get kids into books. On my home page, you can read my book reviews and recommendations. Many of the books I review have been generously donated by publishers in return for an honest review. Where this is the case, I thank them at the end of the review.

I’m proud to be raising a reader. Here’s Sam with some of his current favourite reads.

Follow me on Twitter @GetKidsin2Books or on Instagram: getkidsintobooks.


  1. Hello,
    I love to see people writing with passion about children’s books and spreading the word. Would you be willing to review my MG/crossover fantasy, Oy Yew. The book was longlisted for the Times/Chicken House prize. Candy Gourlay named it as one of her 2015 books that deserve to be discovered. You can look inside here http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_0_6?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-text&field-keywords=oy+yew&sprefix=oy+yew%2Caps%2C183 Do let me know if you would like a review copy.


  2. Hello,
    I am organising a blog tour for Martin Howard. He has a new book out in March with OUP Publishing called ‘The Cosmic Atlas of Alfie Fleet’. It is for the 9 to 11 age range and features illustrations by Chris Mould. Named as one of the books in the Summer Reading Challenge 2019 – Space Chase, it is a hilarious adventure across the universe. Would you be interested in doing a review and author Q&A session with him in March? We would be over the moon if you could consider it. Please let me know and I can arrange a copy of the book to be sent directly to you. Thanks so much for your time.


  3. Hi Rachel,

    We love the reviews you produce. We would like to know if you would consider BookLife Publishing who publish children’s non-fiction.

    I would be more than happy to send you their publishing catalogue or a couple of links to our book to see if there are any which are of interest to you or that you would like to review.

    Here are links to two or our popular titles:


    I look forward to hearing from you soon.



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