Dave Fanning – The Thing Is….

When my teacher suggested for me to read some autobiographies / biographies it was a no brainer for me as to which was going to be the first one for me to read!

My dad had a copy of Dave Fannings autobiograpgy ‘the thing is…….’ so after checking with my dad that he thought it was ok for me to read, I made a start on it.

Dave Fanning –  the thing is…….

I was lucky enough to meet Dave Fanning when I was 8 years old when I visited 2FM on 14th February 2020 to interview Keith Walsh.

Myself & Dave!

While I didn’t grow up with Dave on the radio the way my mam and dad did, I knew Dave was a legend and I was delighted to meet with him and chat about some of the music I was into with him.

Reading his autobiography was great and I was reading it as if it was Dave reading it ……in his fast paced voice!

Have a listen to my review of the book here or via the YouTube video  linked below.

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Book Recommendations for children 8+

You can listen back on my review of the books below here

When it comes to reading, I love to read a wide variety of books and I hope that my reviews help you to discover some new authors and more!

Today I am reviewing the following books:

Book 1: Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children

Author: Ransom Riggs

Publisher: Quirk

Release Date: 13th August 2013

Age: 13+ / YA

Book 2: Once

Author: Morris Gleitzman

Publisher: Puffin

Age: 11 – 13+

Book 3: Check Mates

Author: Stewart Foster

Publisher: Simon and Schuster Release

Date: 2019

Age: 7+.

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Book recommendations for children aged 8+

You can listen to the review of the nooks I’ve read here

Today I am reviewing the following books:

Book 1: Skulduggery Pleasant – Until The End (Book 15)

Author: Derek Landy

Publisher: Harper Collins Release 

Date: 14th April 2022

Book 2: Cherub -The Recruit

Author: Robert Muchamore

Publisher: Hachette Children’s

Books Release Date: 15th April 2004

Age: 12+

Book 3: Alice in the Wonderland and through the Looking Glass

Author: Lewis Caroll

Publisher: Wordsworth

Age: 8+ 

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Book Recommendations for children 9+

You can listen back on my review of the books below here.

When it comes to reading, I love to read a wide variety of books and I hope that my reviews help you to discover some new authors and more! 

Today I am reviewing the following books: 

Book 1: Arrivals 

Author: Brian Gallagher 

Publisher: O’ Brien Press 

Release Date: 11th April 2016 

Book 2: Heroes of Olympus: The Lost Hero (Book 1)

Author: Rick Riordan 

Publisher: Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd 

Release Date: 12th October 2010 

Age: 9+ 

Book 3: Skulduggery Pleasant: The Sceptre of the Ancients (Book 1)

Author: Derek Landy 

Publisher: HarperCollins 

Release Date: 3rd September 2007 

Age: 11+

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You can listen back on my review of the books below here.

Book recommendations for children 9+

Today I am talking about…

Book 1: Resistance: 

Author: Brian Gallagher

Age: 9+

Publisher: O’ Briens Press

Year: 2018

Book 2: Aesop’s Fables

Age: 10+ 

Publisher: Puffin Classics

Book 3: The Easter Rising 1916: Molly’s Diary

Author: Patricia Murphy

Age: 9+

Publisher: Poolbeg

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Books Recommendations for children 7+

You can listen back on my review of the books below here.

Today I am reviewing the following books:

Book 1:  The Jungle Book 

Author: Rudyard Kipling

Age: 9+

Originally Published: 1894

Book 2:  Moone Boy – The Blunder Years

Author: Chris O’ Dowd, Nick Vincent Murphy

Publisher: Macmillan

Age: 9+

Publish date: 2014

Book 3:  Harry Potter: Philosophers Stone

Author: J.K. Rowling

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Age: 9+

Publish date: 1997

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You can listen back on my review of the below books here or via YouTube.

Book 1:  The Wizards of Once
Author: Cressida Cowell
Publisher: Hodder Children’s Books
Release Date: September 2017
Age: 9+

Book 2:  Darkmouth
Author: Shane Hegarty
Publisher: HarperCollins Children’s Books
Release Date: May 2015
Age: 8+

Book 3:  Twitch
Author: M.G. Leonard
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Release Date: June 2021
Age: 9+

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Today I am reviewing the following books which you can listen to here or via the YouTube link below.

Book 1:  The Accidental Adventures of Onion O’Brien: The Secret Scientist Author: Jason Byrne 

Publisher: Gillbooks 

Release Date: September 2020 

Age: 7+  

Book 2:  Wonder Author:  R. J. Palacio 

Publisher:  Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd 

Release Date: September 2017 

Age: 9+  

Book 3:  Oliver Cromwell: The Most Hated Man In Irish History 

Author:  Rod Smith 

Publisher: Poolbeg Press, Hands on History 

Release Date: April 2018 

Age: 10+  

Book 4:  Lions Roar 

Author: Gordon D’Arcy & Paul Howard 

Publisher: Dubray Books 

Release Date: October 2021 

Age: 9+