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5 Great Books for Children Starting School

Kindergarten orientation day is a great chance for your child to familiarise themselves with their new school but it can also be a daunting time. Sharing a story about positive and funny first day experiences can often bring some comfort. There are also a wide range of books that can encourage resilience and understanding and […]

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Captivating Reads: Keep little book lovers happy this November

  At this time of year there are so many wonderful new books to choose from that it can be a bit daunting. With that in mind we’ve chosen a few highlights that will help you navigate through the large November book haul. Restless Girls by Jessie Burton For her twelve daughters, Queen Laurelia’s death […]

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Acting Out : 5 Books to Inspire Role Play

There’s nothing better than getting your child’s imagination going with some role play. If given a starting point like a castle, deep dark wood or island and a few characters they can take the plot wherever they want to. This list of new and old books is perfect for setting the scene. The First Adventures […]

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Spine-tingling Reads for Halloween

If you prefer to spend Halloween indoors then this list of books about monsters, the scary or the peculiar might be the perfect way for you to avoid trick or treating and hide under the covers with a good book!   A Monster in My House by The Umbilical Brothers, illustrated by Johan Potma There’s […]

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Spring Reading: Audiobook List

We’ve finally escaped the dregs of a long, hard winter, and at long last, spring has arrived. Whilst we loved cuddling up with a book, a blanket, and warm cuppa to survive the winter chill, our passion for reading is endless and spans across all seasons! Spring is perfect for strolling through luscious parks, smelling flowers […]

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October Delivers: Exciting New Kids’ Books for the Avid Reader

October brings with it some long awaited new books from beloved authors Kate DiCamillo and Judith Russell, along with new instalments in bestselling series’, some big names, science and diversity. There’s enough in this exciting list to keep your little reader happy for weeks to come. Louisiana Comes Home by Kate DiCamillo When Louisiana Elefante’s […]

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Finding Imaginary Friends

Did you have an imaginary friend when you were growing up? Or perhaps your child has an invisible significant other with whom they share their hopes and dreams? Even if you don’t have any experience with the world of imaginary friends, you’ll still enjoy this great list of children’s titles celebrating these sometimes-elusive pals. Imaginary […]

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Highly Recommended: non-fiction titles to make you think

Everyone loves to read a book that takes them far, far away from everyday life, the deadlines, the chores, the endless to-do lists. Not only are books a great escape, they are a great way for us to challenge our brains and get thinking. We’ve compiled a list of books by some very special authors […]

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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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