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World Read Aloud Day – The Gruffalo

Today is World Read Aloud Day so to celebrate (apart from actually reading aloud, obviously) here is a new blog post about one of my favourite books to read aloud. The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Axel Scheffler and published by Macmillan Children’s Books. This is a modern day classic, a truly brilliant children’s… Continue reading World Read Aloud Day – The Gruffalo

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Book Giving Day -Handa’s Surprise & That’s a Mitzvah

“In the United Kingdom, one-third of children do not own books.” A quote from bookgivingday.com As a child, I loved books, I would read my favourites again and again, find quiet corners of the house to read in and at one point had to replace a book shelf that was sagging under the weight of all… Continue reading Book Giving Day -Handa’s Surprise & That’s a Mitzvah

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We love our library! What we borrowed this week – sharks, whales, goodies and baddies!

We love visiting our library, it is such a great way to spend an afternoon and we always come away with an armful of books as we can never decide between them. I’m not sure what the limit is for borrowing, we haven’t hit it yet so we’re usually just limited by how many I… Continue reading We love our library! What we borrowed this week – sharks, whales, goodies and baddies!

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Baby book time – Baby Faces Peekaboo! and Baby’s Very First Touchy-Feely Book

My bigger boy is at nursery on a Monday so baby boy and I decided to have a good old explore of some of his baby books. At Christmas, when family asked what to get him, one of the things I said was books. I realised that we’d been looking at all the books we… Continue reading Baby book time – Baby Faces Peekaboo! and Baby’s Very First Touchy-Feely Book

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National Libraries Day – Wanted! Ralfy Rabbit, Book Burglar by Emily MacKenzie

It’s National Libraries Day today so here’s a quick post about a book we found at ours this week – Wanted! Ralfy Rabbit, Book Burglar by Emily MacKenzie. My bigger boy was excited to find this book as it has a burglar in it and he is very concerned with baddies and people doing naughty things. Ralfy… Continue reading National Libraries Day – Wanted! Ralfy Rabbit, Book Burglar by Emily MacKenzie