Our 10 favourite Julia Donaldson books for toddlers

From: ‘A Squash and A Squeeze’ Every night before bed Miss Marnie gets to choose her 3 books before bed – and more often than not they are all by Julia Donaldson. No surprise when the children’s author and poet has published over 60 books – and we’ve a large collection already. Many I search out in charity shops – I have found some great ones in almost-perfect condition. And, plus I don’t really mind as the rhyming words are…

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6 of my favourite books by stylish bloggers…

When I started blogging nearly 2 years ago I didn’t imagine how much I would really enjoy it. I love pulling together posts and hitting publish with no editor looking over my shoulder. But blogging has become so much more than some creative freedom – I have made some great new friends, met some inspirational (mainly) women and of course discovered a whole load of brilliant blogs to read. Some blogs capture you in a way no magazines can. Sometimes…

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25 of the Best Christmas Books – *Bookclub Special (Part 1)* | V. I. BOOKCLUB

Belle & Boo and the Very Merry Christmas by Mandy Sutcliffe £6.99 Beautiful vintage-inspired illustrations make this one of our fave Christmas books. The charming tale of bob-haired Belle and her best-bunny-friend Boo. A tale on learning how kindness and sharing make for a nicer Christmas than just those presents under the tree. Stick Man by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler £4 This is one of Miss Marnie’s fave books and we recently saw the live stage version at the Leicester Square…

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Celebrate Grandparents day with these cute books

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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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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