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5 Fun Books About Yetis

Earlier this week, we had really mild weather in Edinburgh, and I thought maybe Spring was on its way. But then the temperature dropped again. So I’m giving one last ‘high five’ to Winter, with a round-up of our favourite yeti books! There’s also a little surprise for you in this week’s round up – […] Read more…

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Woof! 5 Great Books for the Year of the Dog

Happy Chinese New Year! It’s the Year of the Dog, so what better excuse to share some of our favourite dog themed picture books with you in this latest roundup. It wasn’t easy to narrow it down, let me tell you – dogs seem to be very popular as protagonists in books! So while this […] Read more…

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5 Great Books For When You Need a Hug

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I thought it would be the perfect time to share some of our favourite picture book ‘hugs’ with you in this week’s book round up. So, without any further ado, here they are. Clockwise, starting from the top: Hug Me, by Simona Ciraolo – I know people often […] Read more…

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5 Books to Celebrate Hedgehog Day

Happy Hedgehog Day! Yes, it’s a thing. And to celebrate, we’re sharing five of our favourite hedgehog books with you. Usually I like to recommend books still in print, so you can run out and buy them if they take your fancy, but most of these I picked up in charity shops and are only […] Read more…

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More Favourite Scottish Kids Books

Seeing as it was Burns Night this week, the day where Scotland celebrates its national bard each year, I thought it would be a good excuse to introduce you to some more of our favourite Scottish kids picture books. You can also check out my previous post on Scottish kids books, and the one specifically […] Read more…

5 GreatWinter Moviesfor Families

5 Great Winter Movies for Families

It’s National Popcorn Day today! What better excuse to snuggle under a blanket with a nice big bowl of popcorn and watch a movie together. School only goes until noon on Fridays, so Friday often ends up as our default movie afternoon. And if weekdays aren’t an option for you, there’s always the weekend. After […] Read more…

Friday Five Winter Preview

Winter Wonderland Picture Books

It’s time for another round up of books, and given the time of year, this week we are sharing some of our favourite Winter picture books with you! These are the perfect books for curling up together under a colsie blanket, and dreaming about another snow day. So, clockwise, starting from the top: The Tomten, […] Read more…

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Review: Hama Beads Maxi

I have written before about how much my older son enjoys creating with fuse beads. Last year, we made fuse beads Christmas ornaments together, and in summer we made some fuse beads rainbow badges for Pride. But my younger boy never gets to join in, because the regular beads are recommended for ages 5+ and […] Read more…

Top 5 Xmas Moviesfor Kids

Our Top 5 Christmas Movies for Kids

For this week’s Friday Five, I thought I’d do something a little different and share our Top 5 Christmas movies for kids with you. Prior to writing this post though, I did a little poll across some of my social media groups and channels as to what other people’s favourite Christmas movies were, since I […] Read more…

Gift GuideforCreativeKids

Gifts for Creative Kids

I had such fun putting together the Gift Guide for Little Book Bugs last week, that I thought I would put together another one with some of my favourite ideas for kids to get creative. Of course, there are the obvious things, such as art supplies, play dough, dressing up clothes and Lego, which you […] Read more…

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