Posts Tagged ‘friday five’

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…

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 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…

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…

5 Beautifully Illustrated Christmas Books

One of my favourite things about the Christmas season, is getting our Christmas picture books off the top shelf. We have quite a few – last year I pulled 24 of them together to create a Advent book calendar, but our collection has since grown. Today, I want to specifically recommend five Christmas picture books […] Read more…

5 of the Best Atlases for Kids

Earlier on this week, I introduced you to the beautiful writeable map from Lil’ollo, and promised you that I would be sharing some great atlases for kids in my next book round up. Well, here it is! All of these are quite large, oversized books, which I always think is what you want from a good atlas, […] Read more…

Best Birthday Picture Books

November is birthday month for us, with both boys having their birthday within ten days of each other. So I thought it would be the perfect opportunity, to share some of our favourite picture books about birthdays with you. Without further ado, clockwise starting from the top: The Best Birthday Present Ever, by Ben Mantle […] Read more…

Halloween Movies To Watch With Younger Kids

It’s getting to that time of year, where you like to snuggle down with a bowl of popcorn and a good movie. Although we are very much a “there’s no such thing as bad weather” kind of family, we do have weekends where we’ll chose a cosy family movie session over braving the tempestuous Scottish […] Read more…

Our Favourite Hallowe’en Picture Books

One of my favourite times of the year, other than Christmas, for seasonal books has got to be Hallowe’en. There’s just something about snuggling up on a dreich and dark Autumn afternoon to read some spooky stories together. It’s still over a week to go until Hallowe’en, but I thought I’d share some of your […] Read more…

5 Sweet Picture Books About Apples

This week has been all about apples, starting with our review of apple picking at Craigie’s Farm, and then my recipe for a simple and yummy apple crumble. So to keep in with the theme, my latest round-up of book recommendations is all about apples too! Clockwise, starting from the top: Apple Pie ABC, by […] Read more…

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