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 ....

Literary Events this Autumn

Monday, 14, Nov, 2016

The weather is getting colder and the nights are drawing in so it's the perfect time of the year to read more with the kids. Here are a few of the events that are on this Autumn and Winter to keep you and your family busy and exploring exciting new books. 15th November- Meet and Greet with the Children's Laureate Chris Riddell. (Deansgate Waterstones). One for book fans up north, youngsters can meet the Children's Laureate Chriss Riddell, winner of the Kate Greenaway medal in their special c ....

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 ....