Archive of ‘Books’ category

World Book Day Costume - Burglar Bill

9 World Book Day Costumes on a Budget

World Book Day is coming up in the UK on 5th March, one of my kids’ favourite days of the year. They have been planning what to wear for months. However, World Book Day has been known to cause many a parent a bit of a headache – not everyone is inclined to spend hours […] Read more…

Our 2020 Reading Journey

So, it’s finally starting to happen. My nine year old is increasingly choosing withdrawing to his bed with his own books, over sharing a joint bedtime story with his little brother. That’s not to say he’s given up on picture books, I still fish at least a dozen picture books out of his bed every […] Read more…

Library Book Haul

Hands up if you love your local library! We are regular visitors at ours, despite the number of books we already own ourselves. It’s a great way to discover new titles, and in my latest video I’ve shared some of the books we have been borrowing and reading. I have to make a confession though […] Read more…

Children's Picture Books

Mr Fox’s Christmas Book Haul

After his big brother did a Christmas Book Haul last week, Mr Fox also wanted to do one for his books. And then he got all shy and changed his mind, which is absolutely fine since I never push my boys to take part in the blog if they don’t want to. But then he […] Read more…

Oskar’s Christmas Book Haul

Hands up if you love getting books for Christmas? I was dreading the onslaught of unnecessary toys, but was pleasantly surprised – not only were there only a couple of toys, with most of the boys’ presents being books, but the boys also thought this was the best thing ever! I love how much they […] Read more…

New Christmas Picture Books for 2019

We love seasonal picture books, so every year we add a couple of new Christmas picture books to our collection. Here’s what we’ve chosen this year: If you enjoyed the video, I’d be really grateful if you would subscribe to my channel. Thanks! List of Books: Countdown to Christmas, by Adam and Charlotte Guillain & Pippa Curnick […] Read more…

Review: Heidi – A Favourite Childhood Classic [AD]

If there is anything I love more than reading books with my kids, it’s reading books with them that I used to love myself as a child. One childhood classic my parents used to read to me is Heidi, by Swiss author Johanna Spyri, first published in 1881. So when Nosy Crow offered to send […] Read more…

What Mummy is Currently Reading!

It’s time for another quick round of “What Mummy is Currently Reading”, sharing the books from my own reading pile (though I have to confess, there has been a bit of a delay between recording and publishing this, so I’m a but further ahead on some of the books than mentioned in the video). Maybe […] Read more…

Book Tour: Taxi Ride with Victor

Happy Friday, folks! I have a real book treat for you in store, as we are today’s host on the blog tour for ‘Taxi Ride with Victor’ – written by Sara Trofa, illustrated by Elsa Klever and published in English by Prestel for the first time. Taxi Ride with Victor is a laugh-out-loud intergalactic journey […] Read more…

10 Beautifully Illustrated Picture Books for Kids

Another fantastic Edinburgh Book Festival came to an end this year, but as sad as we were to see it finish, we came away with a lot of fabulous new books (any excuse to go book shopping!) In my latest video, I’ve shared ten of our favourites and they all have one thing in common […] Read more…

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