Winter Themed Children’s Books

Monday, 28, Nov, 2016

As the weather gets colder and the nights draw in, books are a great way of passing time and exploring the changing seasons and the festivities that come with it. They also make great Christmas presents and are a great alternative to watching the TV! Here are a few suggestions of winter themed books for you to try with your children. Stick man (Julia Donaldson) Stick man lives in his family tree with his stick lady wife and children until one day he accidentally gets carried off! This deligh ....

Halloween Costumes Inspired by Books

Wednesday, 26, Oct, 2016

Halloween is almost upon us and, whether you're celebrating it during half term week or on the day itself, it's a great excuse to get dressed up. Instead of the usual costumes, why not celebrate your family's favourite books with some literature-inspired costumes? Book themed outfits aren't just for World Book Day and it gives you a chance to look for new inspiration. Here are some of our ideas to get you started. The Worst Witch Mildred Hubble is a firm favourite in most primary schools ....

Non-Fiction Books for Kids

Saturday, 15, Oct, 2016

Story-telling has an important role to play in reading, both reading to children and encouraging them to read along, but non-fiction books are also great for readers of all ages. Not only do they encourage children to keep reading by involving something they have a keen interest in, they help to build vocabulary and develop new hobbies. Here are a few examples of non-fiction books that children love that you can easily find online or on the high street.   Roald Dahl's Revolting Recipes. ....