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Midnight at the Zoo by Faye Hanson

Midnight at the Zoo is a fantastically magical picture book by Faye Hanson, published by Templar Publishing. Max and Mia couldn’t be more excited because today is THE day, they are going on a school trip to the zoo! The whole class are let loose, running through the zoo, eager to see the animals. The only trouble is, there… Continue reading Midnight at the Zoo by Faye Hanson

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One Hundred Sausages by Yuval Zommer

One Hundred Sausages is a gorgeous picture book by Yuval Zommer, published by Templar Publishing it’s the the second book featuring the lovable Scruff. Scruff is a dog with one love in this world, sausages. His favourite place is standing outside the butcher’s, dreaming of eating all the sausages in the window. Sausages are all he thinks about, he even… Continue reading One Hundred Sausages by Yuval Zommer

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Raven Child and the Snow Witch by Linda Sunderland & Daniel Egnéus

Raven Child and the Snow Witch is a dark and magical fairytale written by Linda Sunderland , illustrated by Daniel Egnéus and published by Templar Publishing. High in the snowy mountains and in the shadow of a glacier lives Anya and her parents. As spring starts to arrive, Anya’s mother heads up to the glacier to fetch the special blue flowers of the season,… Continue reading Raven Child and the Snow Witch by Linda Sunderland & Daniel Egnéus

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Little Christmas Tree by Jessica Courtney-Tickle & Ruth Symons

Little Christmas Tree is a stunning picture book from Jessica Courtney-Tickle, written by Ruth Symons and published by Big Picture Press. Centred around a Christmas tree in a wintery woodland, this book follows the quiet goings on in nature from dawn till dusk. Short and descriptive rhyming text flows beautifully through the book and matches the exquisite illustrations… Continue reading Little Christmas Tree by Jessica Courtney-Tickle & Ruth Symons

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Jane Foster’s ABC

ABC is a delightful first word book by author and illustrator Jane Foster, published by Templar Publishing. First word books are a lovely introduction to sharing books with your baby and what better than this fabulously stylish book that will appeal to adults as much as children. Starting with “A is for armadillo”, which makes a refreshing change from apples, the… Continue reading Jane Foster’s ABC

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What’s Inside Your Tummy Mummy? by Abby Cocovini

The idea of having a new sibling can be a difficult one for young children to understand. What’s Inside Your Tummy Mummy? written and illustrated by Abby Cocovini and published by Red Fox is the perfect book to help them make sense of it. We were given this book when I was expecting my youngest son and my eldest… Continue reading What’s Inside Your Tummy Mummy? by Abby Cocovini

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Ladybird Learners: At Home

Ladybird Learners: At Home is a lovely non fiction title for toddlers from Ladybird Books, illustrated by Martina Hogan. This friendly and cheerful book takes us on a tour around a house with each double page dedicated to a different room. The layout of the book is great; a big illustration of a recognisable object from the room… Continue reading Ladybird Learners: At Home