Chicks, buzzy bees, lazy Daisy, and Tiddler the story-telling fish

“Charlie has this little sister Lola. It’s very easy for Charlie to make Lola jump. Lola says, ‘But I really want to make you jump, Charlie.’ And Charlie says, ‘Okay, Lola, but that will NEVER happen.’” This month, find out if Lola manages to scare Charlie, see how brave a little mouse called George can… Continue reading Chicks, buzzy bees, lazy Daisy, and Tiddler the story-telling fish

Meteors, viruses, killer bees and movies!!!!!

“Smart and punchy” new book ‘Disaster movies’ has four exclamation points in its title, so I’ve gone one better. Anne Billson unravels Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s magic and examines her antecedents and influences. ‘Getting Lost’ collects essays on the hit TV series from people such as science-fiction writer Adam-Troy Castro and paranormal-romance author MaryJanice Davidson.… Continue reading Meteors, viruses, killer bees and movies!!!!!

Recent books on sustainability and the environment

Creatures are featured in this month’s blog! Especially Chickens and Bees… And a beautiful book of tiny shelters ends our selection. Backyard chickens : how to keep happy hens / Dave Ingham. “A henkeeping companion to the bestselling Backyard Bees, covering everything you need to know about keeping chickens even in urban areas.” (Syndetics summary)… Continue reading Recent books on sustainability and the environment