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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LOVE this – Zappar Augmented reality story book for kids for under £5 | #ChristmasGiftGuide
Dec17

LOVE this – Zappar Augmented reality story book for kids for under £5 | #ChristmasGiftGuide

Bring stocking-fillers to life –  fabulous augmented reality story book for kids for under £5 Gone are the days of apples and colouring books as Christmas stocking-fillers. Get kids excited about reading with the first mini interactive book, bought to you by augmented reality company, Zappar! I didn’t really get it, I’ll admit it. But then I downloaded the Zappar app, and started zapping the book. Oh man this is...

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The Way Back Home – Oliver Jeffers
Nov01

The Way Back Home – Oliver Jeffers

  Once there as a boy, and one day, he found an aeroplane in his cupboard… He didn’t remember leaving it in there, but he thought he’d take it out for a go right away. At first, all went well and the plane flew higher and higher and higher until… suddenly, with a splutter, it ran out of petrol. The boy was stuck on the moon… and he was not alone… “The Way Back Home” is a fantastic little story – just as you’d expect...

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The Person Controller – David Baddiel’s most excellent new children’s book
Oct08

The Person Controller – David Baddiel’s most excellent new children’s book

When I was asked if I’d like to give away a copy of The Person Controller, I’ll admit I didn’t leap about. I mean I really like David Baddiel – when he’s nattering aimlessly away with Frank Skinner. But I’ve never read any of his books (sorry Mr Baddiel…), so I really didn’t know if his latest offering would be up to much. (what? Look, LittleStuff is nothing if it’s not honest) So...

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The astonishingly lovely ‘Imaginary Fred’ from Eoin Colfer & Oliver Jeffers
Oct05

The astonishingly lovely ‘Imaginary Fred’ from Eoin Colfer & Oliver Jeffers

Any conversation about children’s books is going to feature a couple of names at some point. Oliver Jeffers. One of the very best picture book authors/Illustrators in the whole widest world. We have a complete library, and my book-absorbing 8yr old STILL regularly revisits the astonishingly beautiful ‘Stuck’ and ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’ on a regular basis. And Eoin Colfer – the man who gave the...

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