Mrs ABC is an educational blog for parents of young children. It is run by two book lovers with experience and knowledge in teaching children to read. Together, we recommend books and give valuable tips, to get your children reading.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go – Dr Seuss
With the huge book choice available, how do you know which book is worth the time (and money)? All published books will have some value, but some books definitely provide more learning opportunities than others. We plan to share some of these titles with you. We will give information about the book, including reasons to read and further learning opportunities, to help you and your child get the very best out of the book.
The books are split into different categories depending on the reading level of your child. For Early Years children (aged between 0-5 years old) we have the Read to Me category. For children between 7-11 years old there is the Listen to Me category. And for those in between, there’s the Read With Me category. Take a look at our Reading Categories for a greater explanation.
Is a mum of three girls, as well as two dogs and a cat. Although graduating as a chemistry teacher in 1988, she found that teaching primary was much more rewarding, and has since been teaching in primary schools for almost 20 years! She specialises in Special Educational Needs in a mainstream primary school, where she helps children across all abilities learn, and love, to read. She runs reading information sessions for parents at school. In 2017, she completed her Masters degree in Education with a specialism in Inclusive Education and in 2018 she is working towards setting up a support group for parents with children with SEN.
Her favourite children’s books currently include Where The Wild Things Are, Winnie The Pooh, Green Eggs and Ham and Alice in Wonderland. As well as more recent titles such as This Is Not My Hat, Green Lizards vs Red Rectangles, and the exquisitely illustrated The Return by Aaron Becker.
Nettie is a complete lover of books! Her favourite places are libraries and bookshops, especially those in charity shops. She has volunteered across five different schools and colleges, as well as assisting in adult reading courses led by the local council.
Her favourite book (at the moment) is One Kick by Chelsea Cain. Though she will always have a special fondness for the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett, as well as the CHERUB series by Robert Muchamore.