Books About Starting School

Tuesday, 09, Aug, 2016

Starting school is a huge event in your child's life and one of the ways you can help your child get emotionally and mentally ready for it is reading stories about starting school. Here are a few to choose from that you can read together at bedtime or during the day. Charlie and Lola; I Am Absolutely Too Small For School. (Lauren Child) The Charlie and Lola TV series and books are really relatable and lifelike with the right amount of whimsical. In this book, Lola is feeling nervous about ....

Poetry Books For Kids

Wednesday, 15, Jun, 2016

A lot of people automatically reach for story books when looking for something to read with their children but there are plenty of benefits from reading poetry; it teaches rhythm, encourages emotive speech and vocabulary and gives children something a bit different to keep that spark of interest alive. Here are a few poetry books to try out with your little ones, whether you're reading with them or to them. Dirty Beasts- Roald Dahl. This collection of poems are all short funny stories about an ....

Top British Authors

Sunday, 24, Apr, 2016

This week has seen the Queen's 90th birthday, St.George's Day and William Shakespeare's birthday and 400th anniversary of his death so in celebration of all things British, here are some of the country's best children's authors. Roald Dahl. Born in Cardiff, Roald Dahl wrote dozens of books and poems that continue to be popular today and many of which have been turned into plays and films such as 'Matilda' and 'The Witches'. He also wrote the screenplay for 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang'. Dahl was a ....