Archive of ‘Books’ category

Favourite Books About the Mail

Following on from my post about the mini post office we made for our eldest’s fifth birthday, I’m sharing some of our favourite picture books about delivering and receiving mail with you, in this week’s Friday 5! The Jolly Postman, by Janet & Allan Ahlberg – In this very special interactive book full of little envelopes to […] Read more…

Picture Books About Snow

This past week, we’ve had our first proper snowfall here in Berlin this winter. We had just enough snow last weekend to go out for a round of sledging, snowball throwing and snowman building, and then a few days ago we had a complete white-out with a proper snowstorm. Sadly, it has since rained and […] Read more…

Advent Book Calendar

Happy First of Advent, everyone! The first candle on the Advent wreath is lit, we have some festive music playing, and this afternoon we’re planning to bake our first Christmas cookies of the season. However, since Advent starts so early this year, there are a few more days left before the 1st December to get […] Read more…

Summer Holiday Reads for Kids

So, the school summer holidays have finally started here in Berlin, though the boys’ still have another week until their nurseries go on their summer breaks (and the older boy is actually finishing nursery altogether, as he starts at school after summer!) Looking ahead to our vacation – the boys’ first beach holiday ever, and my […] Read more…

Books for Big Brothers

We ended last year by becoming a family of four, so this year’s first Friday Five is, appropriately, a selection of our favourite books for little boys* who are about to become or have just become big brothers. The Boy has really taken to his new role with much enthusiasm, showering his little brother with hugs […] Read more…

Favourite Christmas Books

Following on from the post about the charity book store in Berlin earlier this week, I felt it appropriate that this month’s Friday Five would also be about books. With Christmas just a few days away, I would like to share some of our favourite family Christmas books with you, perfect for cuddling up and […] Read more…

Books for 4 Year Old Boys

You may have noticed that the blog has received a bit of a makeover this week. This was long overdue and the result of finally moving the blog from Tumblr to WordPress. There are still a few hiccups to iron out that went along with the transition, but I hope you like it! Along with […] Read more…

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