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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World Atlas with Collins #BackToSchoolBooks
Sep05

World Atlas with Collins #BackToSchoolBooks

  I know it’s a ‘School Atlas’ but this is the baby you want on your shelf as your child moves on into secondary school. I LOVE an Atlas – who doesn’t? In fact, I’ve written about my love of a big Atlas as a child before. But this one is no picture atlas to capture a small mind. This is the big sister to a picture atlas – and it means business. Recently revised and extended, it features...

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Book Sunday – The Childrens Picture Atlas
May10

Book Sunday – The Childrens Picture Atlas

As a child I LOVED a big atlas. It was a frequent rainy afternoon thing for me – haul the enormous atlas off the bookshelf (I:m not sure anyone else every looked at it, to be honest), and spread out on the floor with it. Gently turning the fragile and super-huge pages, gazing at the weird places in the world. Following the meandering trackes of a river until it got so big it straightened out and tipped itself into an ocean....

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