Win a fabulous £70 ‘Weird But True!’ Bundle of NG Kids goodies!| #LittleStuff24
Dec10

Win a fabulous £70 ‘Weird But True!’ Bundle of NG Kids goodies!| #LittleStuff24

“Jooooooy to the world….” Behind door number ten of the 2017 #LittleStuff24 is your chance to win a fabulous NG Kids Megabundle!   When I was a kid, I was obsessed by ‘interesting facts’ that I used to ‘entertain’ people with. Even now I can reel off a string of amazing things you may not know, like the fact that your foot is the same length as the distance between your wrist and the inside of your elbow. Or did you know that the...

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Win a Brilliant Bundle of i-SPY Books! | #LittleStuff24
Dec03

Win a Brilliant Bundle of i-SPY Books! | #LittleStuff24

“Once in roooooyal David’s city…” Behind door number three of our 2016 Advent Calendar is your chance to win 1 of 10 i-SPY book bundles! i-SPY books – remember them? Back in the 70’s we simply wouldn’t consider a long car journey without one! Mind you – I never did finish the British Birds one. I blame my parents – no eagles were ever spotted, nor a kingfisher (*note to self, find out if there’s a new British Birds one, purchase...

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Katinka’s Tail Review – It’s A New Judith Kerr Book, People!
Nov22

Katinka’s Tail Review – It’s A New Judith Kerr Book, People!

Judith Kerr OBE . Oh how I love her. Come on, we ALL do – show me a parent, and I’ll show you a battered copy of The Tiger Who Came To Tea. Her oddly age-irrelevant and rather wonderful ‘When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit‘ is one of my top ten comfort reads. I grew up with wonderful Mog, and enjoyed them all again the second time round with my children when they were small. But I couldn’t get quite as excited...

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WIN – We’ve 6 copies of the National Geographic Kids ‘Weird but True!’ Annual to give away
Nov21

WIN – We’ve 6 copies of the National Geographic Kids ‘Weird but True!’ Annual to give away

When I was a kid, I was obsessed by ‘interesting facts’ that I used to ‘entertain’ people with. Even now I can reel off a string of amazing things you may not know, like the fact that your foot is the same length as the distance between your wrist and the inside of your elbow. Or did you know that the Colosseum in Rome had a retractable roof two thousand years ago? Or that the Cookie Monster’s real name...

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WIN 1 of 5 signed copies of Dragons Green – PLUS an advanced copy of The Chosen Ones!
Oct19

WIN 1 of 5 signed copies of Dragons Green – PLUS an advanced copy of The Chosen Ones!

Have you come across the rather wonderful Dragon’s Green yet? I’ll admit it – I put off reading it for ages (to be honest, I simply had ‘better’ things in my to-read pile than another children’s fantasy). Silly silly me. I read it last week in two long sittings – and I flipping LOVE this book! Firstly, never underestimate the appeal of a book with a glow-in-the-dark cover (I know!) – we...

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Zappar – the app I wanted to hate, but actually love.
Sep19

Zappar – the app I wanted to hate, but actually love.

My kids are all keen readers – and the idea of an app that makes reading ‘more fun’ was frankly wrong on every level for me. I honestly said no, we wouldn’t even look at it. I mean, come on. What in the world is more fun than reading? But of course not every child is as lucky as mine. Not every child finds reading fun and easy and exciting. Books aren’t always the window into a new world; sometimes...

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