Welcome to #mamamondays… Sanderson Home, Gurgle Work & Jackie O

Welcome to  #mamamondays.  Here I try to include anything that is making us happy – and hopefully you too – even though it’s a Monday. And, I have to say it really is making me try to make the most of this often ‘depressing’ day It has been anything from what we’re doing or planning to what we’re eating, watching or reading. I’ve even included items I’m lusting after or buying and anything else that has been inspiring me to…

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10 Classic books celebrating a special birthday in 2015!

I love classic kids books. Although Miss Marnie has a mixture of new and old – it’s always the ones that have stood the test of time that we come back to night after night. I think I must read Goodnight Moon Every. Night. – and so much so that she even knows the words that are coming next. As for The Hungry Caterpillar she pretty much can read it from memory (as of course she can’t read yet!) and…

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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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25 of the Best Christmas Books – *Bookclub Special (Part 4)*

Night Before the The Night Before Christmas by Natasha Wing £2.54 The classic ‘Twas the Night before Christmas’ Poem by Clement Clark Moore is given a modern and funny twist suitable for little ones. With burnt cookies, mummy’s flu and running out of bulbs for the tree you’ll have to read on to see if the Christmas spirit wins out in the end. Fab illustrations too. Mrs Christmas by Penny Ives £4.63 So, what is all of the Christmas eve…

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25 of the Best Christmas Books – *Bookclub Special (Part 3)*

A few more festive stories to add to your Christmas Book collection… That’s Not My Reindeer by Fiona Watt and Rachel Wells £5.99 These books are popular for a reason – bold, sensory and simple receptive text that engages young toddlers. Miss M has a couple of these and she still loves them now. A great first Christmas gift too. Spot’s First Christmas by Eric Hill £5.99 A classic lift-the-flap book that sees everyone’s favourite puppy discovers Christmas trees, presents and carol…

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