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Top 10 gifts for book lovers of all ages

Top 10 gifts for book lovers of all ages - words Al Woods If you know someone who loves nothing more than spending a few blissful hours with their favorite author, snuggled up on the sofa or in bed, immersed i...
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How to Explain the General Election to Children

Just how do you explain the General Election to Children? Or explain voting to a child? With the 2017 general election date looming, Christian Darkin, author of the best-selling series of children's books, Ac...
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Wicked Young Writer Awards: Last Chance to Enter!

This week see the last chance to get your writing heads on and entries in to the Wicked Young Writer Awards. With age categories from 5 to 25, it's a great chance to get inspired by the award winning musical an...

Anorak: Advent Calendar Colouring by Numbers

Our favourite time of the year is approaching fast, so we were very excited to hear about the release of the all new advent calendar by Anorak. And it's sugar free!   Illustrated by Studio Anorak's...

Kids magazines proving ever popular in the digital age

Few industries have been hit harder by the digital revolution than print magazines. A report written by The Guardian in 2014 found that UK consumer magazines as a whole had lost £1m in sales during the first ha...

Children’s Books: Violet and the Pearl of the Orient

Starting our pick of children's books for Christmas comes the lovely and sassy 'Violet and the Pearl of the Orient' by Harriet Whitehorn. This is a charming children's book where our adventurous sleuth, Viol...

A First Book of Nature: by Nicola Davies

A beautiful 100 page book introducing all things nature to children, 'A First Book of Nature' is a wonderfully lyrical exploration of the British countryside. Like a mini encyclopaedia, but mixing fact and fic...

Flora & Ulysses: Cynics and Superheroes in Graphic Style

Holy unanticipated occurrences! A cynic meets an unlikely superhero in a genre-breaking new novel by a master storyteller. The combination of a cynical young girl and a superhero squirrel who unite in this lov...

For the Love of Books by Francoise Boucher

This is a fabulously funny book telling us ALL the reasons why we should love books. Just as great for adults as it is for children actually, Francoise Boucher tells us all the tricks about happy reading, what...