Archive of ‘Books’ category

Digging for Dinosaurs

I’ve resurrected my ‘Kids in Museums Book Club’ series, over on my other blog, so you will find this week’s book recommendation at Museum Diary – including an exclusive discount code! So don’t delay, check it out! Read more…

Some Favourite Picture Books About Books

Today’s book round-up came about, because I was invited to suggest a topic for tonight’s #top5friday Twitter chat hosted by The Happy Book Club, and it’s an idea I had been playing around with in my head for a while – picture books about books! How meta is that. Turns out, there are quite a […] Read more…

5 Books For Starting (At A New) School

It’s that time of year. In some places, the summer holidays have just started. In Scotland, schools go back next week. Last year, I wrote extensively about what it’s like starting school in Germany, or specifically in Berlin. This year, Oskar isn’t starting school for the first time, but he is starting at a *new* […] Read more…

Picture Books for Visiting Edinburgh

A while ago, I did a round up of our favourite Scottish kids books. But with our recent return to Scotland’s bonnie capital, and the Edinburgh Festival about to kick off, I thought it would be the perfect time to follow up with another edition of Scottish kids books just about Edinburgh! So without further […] Read more…

Favourite Picture Books About Planes

We may not have finished sorting out our new house yet, but we have finished unpacking all the books. And you know what that means, don’t you? Friday Five book recommendations are back! The boys were really excited to be heading off in to their new life on a plane, so I thought a round […] Read more…

5 Picture Books for Father’s Day

It’s Father’s Day in the UK (and also the US and other places) this coming weekend, so for the latest edition of my Friday Five book roundup, I’ve put together some of our favourite picture books for dads – plus one that’s on our wish list. So, clockwise starting from the top: My Daddy Snores […] Read more…

More Summer Picture Book Reads for Kids

After partaking in our first BBQ of the year in Edinburgh, earlier this week (let’s not talk about the month’s worth of rain that came down the day before), and more ice-cream weather in Berlin today, I think we can say Summer is definitely well on its way. Time for another round-up of summer picture […] Read more…

Kids Books About Berlin

Keeping in with this week’s Berlin theme, I thought it was about time to share some of our favourite Berlin kids books. Whether you live here, are planning a visit, or simply want to introduce your kids to other places around the world, these books are perfect for toddlers, pre-schoolers and also one recommendation for […] Read more…

Bedtime Books About Bedtime

Any book can be a bedtime book. But some bedtime books are also books about bedtime. Here are a few of our favourites, clockwise starting from the top: Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed, by Eileen Christelow – This rhyming story with fun illiustrations was a present from one of our relatives, the first […] Read more…

Foxy Books for Foxy Kids

I’ve got another themed round of book recommendations for you this week. Following on from the previous round-up of our favourite foxy toys, comes a round-up of our favourite foxy books. It will come as no surprise that these were all gifts received for Mr Fox, and yes, Fox really is his name (well, his […] Read more…

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