Snow days and cold days – 6 winter children’s books

This is my first Sunday Night book club post of the year. I’m not really sure what I haven’t done one yet – as this is one of my favourite posts to compile. Miss Marnie and I love books and buy several every week (from our local charity shop) and visit the library to take out books we want to read – but not keep on our bookshelf. One of the best things about a new children’s book is reading it for…

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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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10 Great Books about mamas for Mother’s Day

  Celebrate Mother’s Day – or Grandma’s, Aunts or sisters! With these sweet and meaning children’s books that your VIB will want to read over and over with you – and not just on mama’s day! The perfect excuse to snuggle under a cosy blanket with a cuppa and enjoy some quality time – and read them together. (Prob be more like books shoved in my face, a spilt drink over the blanket and screams – but hey we can all daydream…

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Paris Fashion week inspired books for kids

Here is my pick of the best children’s books about Paris or set in Paris for little ones to add to their classic library. 1) Paris: A Three-Dimensional Expanding City Skyline £5 Featuring 12 of the cities most famous sights from the Eiffel Tower to the Moulin Rouge – each page folds out to 150cm – making a lovely memento for kids aged 5 and up. (Published: 2012) 2) Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans £5.59 For over 70 years the Madeline…

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Each Peach Pear Plum a classic book you should own

 Each Peach Pear Plum by Janet and Allan Ahlberg First Line: Each Peach Pear Plum I spy Tom Thumb First Published: 1978 Each illustrated page encourages children to search for the next nursery rhyme or fairy tale character as you read/sing along to the beautiful rhyming text. A classic picture and sentence-per-page book (that you’ll be be able to recite by heart in no time). £5.99 Penguin Books ✼ I have noticed since doing the Sunday Night Bookclub I have featured…

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