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12 of Our Favourite Long Reads for a Cold Winter Day

Curling up with a good book is always a good idea, but it’s a particularly great idea during these cold winter months This time of year was made for settling on the couch with a book, devouring the pages, and not realising where time has gone. To help you get through this winter, we’ve come up […]

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Don’t Wait For a Time Machine: 7 Great Reads for Modern Time Travellers

Who else loves the idea of travelling through time to another era? Where would you go? Would you return? Why wait for that time machine? We’ve put together a list of seven great reads, to get you travelling through time today. The Lost Girls by Jennifer Spence A haunting tale of love and loss that […]

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First In Line

Over the last few months we have had the pleasure of reviewing the first instalment in a number of brand spanking new series. It’s always great to be there right from the beginning, discovering something new and then knowing that another is on the way. Enjoy! Toffle Towers by Tim Harris, illustrated by James Foley Why […]

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Exciting July Reads

We’ve crossed the halfway point and there have been some wonderful books for kids and young adults that have hit the bookshelves. We continue to see lots of exciting new titles in July and new additions to beloved series. There are so many in the offering that it’s hard to navigate your way through and […]

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Hands Up Who’s Over Winter? Here are Some Reads to Remind you of Summer

There are some unusual people in the world – for instance, a friend of mine absolutely loves winter. But if you’re anything like me, you’re already sick of the cold and dreaming of summer. Here are a few reads that will bring some rays of summer into your cold winter nights. Sixty Summers by Amanda […]

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Cooking the Books: A List of Food and Cook Books for the Little Chef

If your child is into cooking why not give them some direction – and potentially limit some of the mess – with these kids’ books on food and cooking? If you have a MasterChef, a tween who is wanting to tackle something more complicated than cupcakes or a little adventurer who would appreciate food foraging, […]

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Listen Up: Exciting new audio books for kids

Funny Kid Slapstick by Matt Stanton The fifth instalment in the mega-bestselling Funny Kid series. Every kid wants to laugh, but Max is the boy who can make it happen. Only now he’s been forced to join the local ice-hockey team, and there’s nothing funny about slipping over and getting a frozen bum. Or is […]

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Detectives, Fantasy and Action: Shane Hegarty on his favourite childhood reads

Winnie the Pooh by AA Milne The very first chapter book I read – and I still remember reading 30 pages the first night and feeling incredibly proud of myself – was the one that changed my life. This was the moment I realised I loved reading and, I suppose, started me on the journey […]

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June Reading Treats

  This June there are so many great books for young readers hitting the shelves. If your little reader is looking for a new series, your teen is a fantasy fan or you’d like to broaden their understanding of refugees then this list of highlights will point you in the right direction. Happy reading! Boot: […]

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