10 Fantastic books for Father’s Day

I don’t think there is a cuter sight than Mr VIB cuddled up with Miss Marnie sharing a book or 3! So, he will no doubt be getting one of these great Father’s Day books next Sunday…   Top Row: A Perfect Father’s Day By Eve Bunting £3.55 A Father’s Day Thank You by Janet Nolan £10.11  My Dad is Brilliant by Nick Butterworth £4.99 What Does Daddy Do? by Rachel Bright £4.89 Middle Row: When Dads Don’t Grow Up…

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16 children’s books that are really for adults

When was the last time you picked up a novel, bestseller or even some trashy chick-lit with a kid in the house? I know I haven’t in a long, long time. Like me do you know the words to every Julia Donaldson book off by heart? Have you read The Tiger Who Came to Tea over and over and over. And, can you recite Each Peach Pear Plum with your eyes closed? Then why not stick to this winning formula of…

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We Love Cats – & our 10 purr-fect cat books for bedtime

Anyone who knows me knows I love CATS! I don’t think a birthday goes by when I don’t receive a cat card or gift. I even get cat adorned cards from Miss Marnie now! So, it goes without saying she loves cats too… Not that she gets much choice as we have two feline friends: Pepper and Pinto. When we brought Miss Marnie home from the hospital I was more worried about how my original babies were going to react…

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The Gruffalo – a bookshelf classic

The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson (Illustrated by Axel Scheffler) First Line: A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood. A fox saw the mouse and the mouse looked good. First Published: 1999 Follow a quick witted mouse as he tries to save himself from a host of predators like a fox, owl and snake that think he will make a yummy dinner. By spinning a story of the big, scary Gruffalo he soon realises he’s not so imaginary after…

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10 Egg-cellent Easter books for little ones

The Best Easter stories for little book (and chocolate) lovers: 1) Where Are Baby’s Easter Eggs? by Karen Katz £4.81 2) Owen’s Marshmallow Chick by Kevin Henkes £4.20 3) Looking for Easter by Dori J. Chaconas and Margie Moore £10.34 4) The Story of the Easter Bunny by Katherine Tegen and Sally Anne Lambert £7.18 5) Peter Rabbit Easter Egg Hunt by Beatrix Potter £4.99 6) Spot’s First Easter by Eric Hill £4.49 7) Happy Easter, Curious George by Margret and…

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