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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PERFECT non-tech gift for your teen gamer – Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Art Book Review #ChristmasGiftGuide
Dec17

PERFECT non-tech gift for your teen gamer – Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Art Book Review #ChristmasGiftGuide

Yes. It’s a book. A book that you’ll love to give – and that they will LOVE you for giving. I know what it’s like – you look despairingly across their list and wonder when it was they stopped wanting Playmobil and cool robots for Christmas. A nice book always feels like such a great gift – but it’s often tricky finding the right one that will be received with enthusiasm. But this one –...

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