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Oxfam storytelling session – 2-4 year olds

This past Sunday I held another storytelling session at out local Oxfam Books and Music shop, this time for two to four year olds.  The amazing books above are the ones we shared and all of them were very well received by the children who came along. We started off by looking through a range […]

A new member of Story Seekers

OK, so my husband, M, doesn’t exactly count as a brand new member as he’s been on board with the Story Seekers idea from the start, but recently I’ve been thinking more about his involvement in how and what we read with C and H.  This is partly inspired by ‘Read It, Daddy!’ and his […]

‘HOORAY FOR BREAD’, by Allan Ahlberg, illustrated by Bruce Ingman

‘Hooray for Bread‘, by Allan Ahlberg, illustrated by Bruce Ingman (published by Walker) Everyone here has been very excited about the publication of this book.  Both my husband and C and H are complete and utter bread monsters (and I’m partial to the odd bun every so often as well) and so the fact that […]

TV tie-in books – a follow-up

A month or so ago, I posted here about books that are created off the back of television series (as opposed to TV series which are created based on books that already exist).  Although I love the Fireman Sam television programme (not that the boys would give two hoots if I didn’t!) and think it’s […]

‘Extra Yarn’, by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen

‘Extra Yarn‘, by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen (published by Walker) This beautiful book has actually been on our bookshelves for a while and we’ve enjoyed reading it from time to time over the last few months.  However, C pulled it out again on Thursday once it began snowing and insisted that we read […]

Super snowy reads!

It’s snoooooooooooooowing! Despite the fact that, certainly where I live, I don’t think there’s any chance of it settling any time soon, I still couldn’t resist the opportunity to share a few of our favourite snowy reads with you.  I’ll have to be quick though, as I’m already being bombarded by the delighted shrieks of […]

‘Twas the night before Christmas…

OK, well it’s technically not night time yet, but as it’s Christmas Eve all day, I thought I’d share with you the three different editions we have of this famously festive poem. All of them are beautifully illustrated and manage to quietly but powerfully evoke the magic of this very special night.  I grew up […]