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Our Top 15 Children’s Books for 2014 & Most Wanted 2015

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We have enjoyed a cozy few hours discussing our favourite children’s books from last year and compiling the children’s top ten most wanted books for the coming year. They have consumed countless warm drinks and nibbled on a multitude of  mince pies as they have physically looked back at their favourite books from 2014 next to the warm glow of the …

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Inside the Story House – Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?

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Dr. Seuss has been delighting children for years with his humorous, amusing and smile eliciting stories. My youngest son received a beautifully presented copy of ‘Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?’ from Harper-Collins through the Story House letter box. He was able to read the front cover independently and then started ‘mooing’ rather magnificently.  ‘Oh, the wonderful things  Mr. Brown …

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Inside the Story House – Love Monster and the Last Chocolate

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The mysterious, nocturnal postman delivered a shiny, tasty book to the Story House on behalf of Harper-Collins. When my four year old son opened the door of the Story House and found ‘Love Monster and the Last Chocolate‘ by Rachel Bright glittering back at him he was beside himself with excitement. The giant eyed monster stared back at him from …

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Tween & Teen Literature – Shouty Kid

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Theo was recently sent a copy of ‘Shouty Kid – How Harry Riddles Made a Mega-amazing Zombie Movie’ by Simon Mayle. The brightly coloured front cover immediately grabbed his attention as did the word ‘zombie’ – he seriously likes anything which has a zombie theme as do most of his friends.  The book follows 10 year old Harry Riddles as …

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Tween & Teen Literature – The Maleficent Seven

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  Theo received a copy of ‘The Maleficent Seven‘ by Derek Landy courtesy of Harper-Collins publishing. His initial reaction of ‘urgh there’s a girl on the front cover’ was rapidly replaced with ‘cool – she’s a bad guy and she’s got a sword’. The strap-line for this standalone story which is set in the Skulduggery Pleasant universe is compelling and it …

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Inside the Story House – A Pete the Cat Book Giveaway

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The postman brought a song-tastic gift for Tristan on behalf of Harper-Collins. Since Tristan opened this book he has been absolutly besotted by the musical musings of the feline footwear fanatic that is Pete the Cat. This particular story is called ‘Pete the Cat – I love my White Shoes‘ and is written by Eric Litwin and illustrated by James Dean. …

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Inside the Story House – Pete the Cat – I Love My White Shoes.

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The postman brought a song-tastic gift for Tristan on behalf of Harper-Collins today.  Since Tristan opened this book he has been absolutly besotted by the musical musings of the feline footwear fanatic that is Pete the Cat. This particular story is called ‘Pete the Cat – I love my White Shoes‘ and is written by Eric Litwin and illustrated by …

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Inside the Story House – Win the 10th Anniversary Edition of To Catch AStar by Oliver Jeffers – Interactive Competition

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This competition is now closed.  The postman delivered a rather large and interesting parcel to the Story House to help us celebrate the anniversary of a very special book. CLICK HERE TO ENTER OUR COMPETITION The only clue that Tristan had to what was inside before opening the door to Number 4, Story Lane was a star hanging out from …