Children’s Christmas Books – review & win three books! [ended]

I’ve got three really fun festive festive themed books for kids on the blog today, and your chance to win them too! We’ve been reading them over the past week, but I’ve not put them away till a little closer to Christmas to use as part of our book advent in December. Annoyingly when my laptop died the nice photos I…

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What the Toddler read: Mickey Mouse Library

This months Parragon book is a lovely mini library of Mickey Mouse books, with their own little storage box to keep them safe in. Athena pounced on these as soon as I opened them and they’re actually sat on her bedside table now and we’re reading them as a bed time story in rotation each evening for her! She’ll often…

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What the toddler read: Halloween Childrens Books

So at the end of the month we have Halloween, which seems to rapidly becoming more and more celebrated over here in England! This month we’ve been reading ‘Pumpkins,  Pumpkins, Everywhere’ from Parragon books. It’s a cute story that covers feelings and emotions and actions in simple terms, in a nice rhyming way. The pages are full of colour illustrations…

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What the toddler read: Read on and Get on campaign with Costa

‘Read On. Get On.’ have a mission to ensure that every child leaves primary school at 11 being able to read by the year 2025. It makes me sad to think that there are children out there that don’t know the glory of getting lost in a good book, of sneaking the light back on after they’ve been told to…

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What the children read – A Collection of Nursery Rhymes

I’m not sure i’ve mentioned yet but we were picked to be Parragon Book Buddies a little while ago, which was amazing news as you can never have enough books and I hope to instill a love of books in my children like my parents did with me! Our first book is a gorgeous one, and I think i’m enjoying…

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What the Baby read: A cat called Panda Giveaway

“Are you a panda?” asked young Amanda. “No, I’m a cat, it’s as simple as that.”   A Cat called Panda is possibly the sweetest book I’ve read to Athena yet. Not only is it a lovely story but the illustrations are divine! Written by Melanie Arora and illustrated by Charlie Brandon-King, it’s full of stylized pictures mostly monochrome with…

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What the kids read & Win a Roald Dahl cushion

Here’s what Athena has been reading recently… Colours & Numbers by  Alain Grée rrp £9.99 each, available from Button Books These gorgeous hardback books are perfect for introducing colours and numbers to little people, and as the book progresses go into quite a lot of depth on each subject! The colours book talks about light and dark shades, and mixing. The…

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What the baby read – The Jungle Crew & giveaway

The Jungle Crew is by Madeleine Rogers (who is Brighton based, hurrah!) and takes you on a fun adventure through the Jungle, with bold and bright imagery and plenty to see. This is a book that will last for years to come, at the moment Athena is happy to look at the pictures and the colours but down the line…

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