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 ....

Books About Friendship

Monday, 11, Apr, 2016

One of the many fantastic things about reading is that they can help make sense of the world around us so they are the perfect tool for figuring out friendships, which are constantly changing and evolving as children grow up. Here are a few that you can try depending on your child's age and interests to help explain friendship and resolve issues surrounding it. Sharing a Shell. (Julia Donaldson) This fun rhyming story tells the tale of a hermit crab, an anemone and a bristleworm as they l ....

Top Books for Spring

Sunday, 06, Mar, 2016

Spring is on its way and the flowers are starting to bloom! Books are a great way of exploring the changing seasons with children, keeping them amused during those April showers and even as an alternative present to an Easter egg. Here are a few suggestions of great Spring-themed books for you to look out for. Guess how much I love you in the Spring. (Sam McBratney) There are actually 4 'Guess how much I love you' you books and in this first one Little Nutbrown Hare and Big Nutbrown Hare ....