Archive of ‘Books’ category

Our Top 10 Summer Holiday Reads for Kids

The summer holidays have kicked off here in Scotland, so I’ve gathered together our Top 10 kids books that scream SUMMER in my latest video. There’s something there for all ages, from board books for the very little ones to chapter books for older kids! If you enjoyed the video, I’d be really grateful if […] Read more…

My 2018 Edinburgh Book Festival Favourites

I’ve got a special book post to share with you today – tickets for this year’s Edinburgh International Book Festival, the world’s largest public celebration of books, go on sale next week! The Festival itself takes place from the 11th to 27th August this year. The programme is already out, and includes over 200 events […] Read more…

An interview with…Coo Clayton

Did you know Edinburgh is UNESCO’s first City of Literature? It has a wealth of literary history behind it, and is home to many famous authors both past and present. Where am I going with this? Well, Edinburgh is also a bit of a village, where you can’t go out without bumping in to someone […] Read more…

Books to Help You Go Wild!

June kicks of #30DaysWild here in the UK, an initiative by the National Trusts to get people out in to nature more. You don’t have to do anything fancy such as bush crafting or building tree houses or rafts – though you can if you want – just simply going outdoors everyday to appreciate, enjoy […] Read more…

50 Great Museum Themed Books for Kids

Happy International Museums Day! For this week’s book round-up, I thought I would do something a little bit different, so I’m sharing a whistle-stop tour of our 50 (!) favourite museum books for kids! You can see me introduce them all in my YouTube video below, and further down you can find a list of […] Read more…

Books fit for a King or Queen

Today’s theme comes to you courtesy of a challenge set my by friend Amanda, who runs the online bookstore Books & Pieces. With Royal baby and Royal wedding fever sweeping the country, Amanda challenged me to put together a book round-up in the theme of royalty. Turns out that despite the many picture books we […] Read more…

More Favourite Bedtime Stories

It’s been a while since we shared some of our favourite bedtime books with you, and since there are many more where those came from I thought I’d do another bedtime books round-up. A lot of our bedtime stories feature cute animals who either can’t go to sleep or won’t go to sleep, so for […] Read more…

5 Great Picture Books About Hats

I love putting together book round-ups on random themes, so I had a lot of fun pulling together these recommendations for our favourite picture books featuring hats! And there’s another YouTube video this week too, where you can get a sneak peek inside the books! So, clockwise, starting from the top: Hooray for Hat! by […] Read more…

Bookbug Explorer Bag Reveal

In Scotland, there is a great initiative by the Scottish Book Trust called ‘Bookbug’. As well as running free song and rhyme sessions across the country – I used to take Oskar to these at our local library when he was a baby – Bookbug gifts free book bags to every child in Scotland, a total of […] Read more…

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