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My Cat Likes to Hide in Boxes By Eve Sutton

February 07, 2017

  First published in 1978, this is a book I well remember from my own childhood. It’s simple, fun, repetitive and rhyming, what’s not to…

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Kes Gray

How Many Legs? By Kes Gray

January 31, 2017

For as long as he’s been able to talk, my son (starting Prep today!) has been fascinated by numbers. He’s constantly counting and adding, so…

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The Somewhat Sad Mummy’s (or Daddy’s) Guide to the First Day of School

January 26, 2017

If, like me, you have a child starting school this year, you may have some mixed emotions about this. On one hand, of course it’s…

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The Internet is Like a Puddle By Shona Innes

January 24, 2017

  The Internet is Like a Puddle is a simple picture story book, highlighting, for children, some of the dangers of internet use. As our…

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Sad Book

Michael Rosen’s Sad Book By Michael Rosen

January 17, 2017

  Michael Rosen’s Sad Book is certainly true to its title. This is not a book to read if you want to be cheered up,…

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2017 New Year’s Resolutions

January 05, 2017

Are you a setter of New Year’s Resolutions? I tend to always make a few, but forget about them by mid-January and go back to my…

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Special situation books

Isaac and His Amazing Asperger Superpowers! By Melanie Walsh

January 03, 2017

  Isaac and His Amazing Asperger Superpowers! has a quote on the cover which reads: “A valuable step in celebrating the Asperger’s child” – Massachusetts…

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new year activities for kids

New Year’s Eve with Kids

December 28, 2016

Our top 10 New Year’s Eve Activities for Kids Remember celebrating new year’s eve before you had kids? It used to be several weeks of…

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The Otter Who Loved to Hold Hands By Heidi and Daniel Howarth

December 27, 2016

  The Otter Who Loved to Hold Hands was given to my 5 year old son for Christmas. My Aunt, who gave it to him,…

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Christmas books

The Nutcracker Version by Emma Goldhawk

December 20, 2016

  For the last of our Christmas books, we take a look at a version of The Nutcracker. Although made most famous as a ballet,…

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