About Us

Hello – sut mae?

We are a family of bookworms based on the Wrexham/Shropshire borders.

Kit Worm is 4 years old and enjoys books about dinosaurs. His favourite series is the Claire Freedman/Ben Cort¬†Underpants franchise: he’s particularly enjoying this year’s World Book Day version – Everyone Loves Underpants. He likes to look at all the pictures of pants and imagine which family member would wear them. His favourite Welsh author is Emma Levey who wrote Hattie Peck.

Nina Worm is 8 years old and enjoys the Claude books by Alex T Smith and the books about Daisy by Kes Gray. She enjoyed The Flying Bedroom by Heather Dyer and is looking forward to exploring more authors and discovering new favourites.

Noah Worm, aged 9, is an avid reader and loves being part of a book group in our local book shop. He loves Harry Potter, Fizzlebert Stump and Tom Gates. His favourite book is Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell although several Welsh authors come really close. Keep an eye out for his Top Ten choices.

Daddy Worm, aged 41, is a primary school teacher, passionate about the school library and the joys of reading for pleasure. He’s just finished Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology, and likes Ian McEwan and Hanif Kureishi. He’s also a big Catherine Fisher fan.

Mummy Worm, aged – well, that would be rude wouldn’t it? – is a secondary English and Media teacher whose love of reading started when her dad gave her a copy of The Lord of The Rings. Fantasy novels still give her the biggest thrill with Ready Player One and works by Douglas Coupland being amongst her favourites.

 

REVIEW REQUESTS

We love getting books through the post and are happy to receive requests for review but please bear the following in mind:

  • Our blog is biased towards children’s fiction with Welsh themes and by Welsh authors (and so is our reading list!)
  • We will not be pressured into reviewing a book – we read with our children for pleasure and will not force them to read. We therefore cannot guarantee that a book will definitely be reviewed.
  • Children are very honest. The reviews will reflect the Worms’ genuine opinions.
  • If books are provided for review, this will be acknowledged on the blog as part of the review e.g. “A copy of this book was provided by …. in exchange for an honest review.”

If you’ve read that and you’d still like to get in touch, we’d be delighted to hear from you – please email us daddybookworm@familybookworms.wales or you can message us via Twitter @bookwormswales