Our NEW family Christmas traditions (part 2) – 24 Days of Christmas tales | V. I. BOOKCLUB

We always read a book or 3 before bedtime so I love this Christmas book advent idea that I spotted on, yes .. you guessed it Pinterest (seriously what did we do before it?) Basically, you wrap up 24 Christmas Themed Books and your child/children unwrap one each night to read before bed. A great way to build up the anticipation – don’t you think? Now, before you panic that you need to buy 24 news books why not have a search around the…

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One for the grown-ups – The Very Hungover Caterpillar | V. I. BOOKCLUB

After the success of last years parody We’re Going On A Bar Hunt by husband-and-wife authors Josie Lloyd and Emlyn Rees comes what happens after said bar hunt – an almighty hangover. The Very Hungover Caterpillar shows the pain of the morning after the night before. We all remember  how especially hard that is – and I have to say, 100 times worse – now you have kids, right? Follow the dad of 3 as he attempts to shake of a…

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10 Spook-tacular Halloween books for kids | V. I. BOOKCLUB

Get ready for Halloween with these not-to-scary books for the little ones… Funnybones by Janet & Allan Ahlberg £5.24 – A Classic. I had this as a child and recently found a copy in our local charity shop. This is the first book in the series of the Skeleton family and their nighttime adventures. What’s in the Witch Kitchen? by Nick Sharratt £9.99 – A fab lift the flap book that shows a trick or a treat depending on with door/cupboard…

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10 brilliant books for birthday boys and girls | V. I. BOOKCLUB

Today is Miss Marnie’s birthday! So, to kick off a week of birthday inspired posts I’ve rounded up some books all about…BIRTHDAYS! I have chosen a few classic titles and a few fun character driven ones… each would make a great gift for any little girl or boy celebrating their special day. ENJOY! Belle & Boo and the Birthday Surprise by Mandy Sutcliffe £4.79 A cute little tale of how Belle and her best pal Boo – a bunny – plan…

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Celebrate Grandparents day with these cute books | V. I. BOOKCLUB

Seems there is a day for EVERYTHING now! And, today is National Grandparents Day. Although, I do actually think this is quite a sweet tradition… (unlike a recent email I received that listed National Positive Thinking Day (?) and National Beard Day (hello, what?) Although, you shouldn’t need a day to show your ‘elders how special they are to you – it’s kinda nice when you have little ones to make a fuss of their nanny and granddad. And, what better…

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