My namesake (found in a bookshop in Rome) even bears an uncanny resemblance!

I’m Rachel and I’m passionate about children’s books and about children enjoying books and reading. I’m a mother to two-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.

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 There!

    I hope you are well!

    This is Siân from Hubble & Hattie Publishing.

    We have recently launched a new imprint, entitled Hubble & Hattie Kids, which includes a number of picture books, which we thought you’d be interested in reviewing! These books will be published next month, and they are as follows:

    Worzel goes for a walk! Will you come too? http://www.hubbleandhattie.co.uk/shop/HH5292/
    The Lucky, Lukcy Leaf http://www.hubbleandhattie.co.uk/shop/HH5306/
    The Little House that didn’t have a home http://www.hubbleandhattie.com/shop/HH5307/

    If you are interested in receiving a review copy of the book, please get in touch with an address for us to send the book to and I shall arrange for one to be sent out to you. Or, if you just would like some more information, please feel free to get in touch!

    I hope to hear from you soon,


    • Hi Sian, thanks for getting in touch. I’d love a review copy of ‘The Lucky, Lucky Leaf’ please. If you let me have your email address, I’ll send you my address details.
      Thanks again


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