Top Y6 SATS practice questions thanks to Collins
Feb20

Top Y6 SATS practice questions thanks to Collins

It’s that tie of year again, and parents of Yr 6 kids are no doubt starting to see the signs of SATS stress sinking in. Did you know that the Y6 Reading paper was the one test that caught everyone out last year? It was the first year of the new curriculum national tests and no-one anticipated how tricky this paper would be. For all the prep the teachers did, the new paper still caught them unawares – and actually, when...

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Win a Brilliant Bundle of Books for 8-12yr olds from Puffin | #LittleStuff24
Dec03

Win a Brilliant Bundle of Books for 8-12yr olds from Puffin | #LittleStuff24

“Once in roooooyal David’s city…” Behind door number three of our 2016 Advent Calendar is a big bundle of Puffin books! Just look at that! A great big bundle of the very best new titles from Puffin this Autumn, plus the everlasting classic that is the BFG – all perfect reading for your ‘tween’ (8-12yr old). If you haven’t meandered over to the Puffin website recently then you really really should. Frankly...

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Christmas by Dick Bruna – Christmas Gift Guide
Nov25

Christmas by Dick Bruna – Christmas Gift Guide

This is such a perfect Christmas story picture book. First published in 1963, the 50th anniversary edition is a beautiful white and gold hardback – and just as charming, simple and endearing as the first time round. It tells the traditional nativity tale, illustrated with classic Dick Bruna imagery. What I love almost as much as the captivating illustrations is the fact that whilst it is without question a picture book, there is...

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Disney Animal World – have you seen?
Mar14

Disney Animal World – have you seen?

If there’s one thing all my children have loved, it’s sets of things. Children love to collect, don’t they? And I love it when what they’re collecting is not only fun for them, but also helps them learn a little more too. So I was really happy to see this fabulous new Disney Animal World series of books – all of our favourite Disney heroes, and a cool series of books packed full of interesting and fun...

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Spotted! Classic Book covers handbound as Kindle cases! LOVE!
Feb23

Spotted! Classic Book covers handbound as Kindle cases! LOVE!

  There I was, having a quick noodle around Klevercase (honestly, if you’re a classic book fan but still manage to own a kindle, you’ll thank me for introducing you…), and look what leaped out at me from the Clearance section: Isn’t it just the most beautiful thing? Properly  love love love it. KleverCase was born out of a desire to keep old books alive through the creation of premium cases for e-book...

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Perfect Last Minute Teen Gift – The Art of Mad Max: Fury Road | #ChristmasGiftGuide
Dec20

Perfect Last Minute Teen Gift – The Art of Mad Max: Fury Road | #ChristmasGiftGuide

We already talked this week about giving books as teen gifts; they need to be something special if you want them to be read and cherished rather than plopped on a shelf and ignored. For gamers, the Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Art Book is a surefire hit. But if you happen to own a film buff, then the The Art of Mad Max: Fury Road is probably one of the best Coffee Table Art Film Books I’ve ever seen, and is guaranteed to...

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