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Christmas Countdown – Board Books From Wee Gallery

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‘Vroom, Zoom‘ and ‘Farm‘ are beautifully designed books with bold monochromatic pictures which appeal to babies and toddlers. You can take a look at the interactive features by watching the video at the end of the review. ‘Vroom, Zoom‘ is a sound and listen book. The interactive buttons on each page let the child hear the sound of the vehicle …

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‘Could a Tiger Walk a Tightrope?’ A Roaringly Good Read.

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In this brightly illustrated book children take a fun look at the life of a Bengal tiger. The facts are presented in an amusing and engaging question and answer format. The lighthearted approach to the book helps children retain the information. At the back of the book children can explore a map to see where they live in relation to …

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Explore the Relationship Between a Dad & his Child with ‘I Love Dad’.

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‘I Love Dad‘ by Camilla de le Bedoyere is an endearing book which explores the father child relationship across the animal kingdom. Children will learn about various animals from gorillas to jawfish with fun facts and cute photography. Young children will enjoy thinking about their own relationship with their father as they find out about other animal interactions. They will …

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Feed Children’s Dinosaur Addiction with the ‘Bone Collection: Dinosaurs’

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‘Bone Collection: Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Animals‘ by Camilla de le Bedoyere and Rob Colson is no ordinary dinosaur encyclopedia. The book takes a look under the skin and the flesh of dinosaurs to find some truly amazing skeletal structures. As the title suggests the book focuses on the bones of some of the most fascinating animals to have ever …

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Storytime: Fins, Fluff and Other Stuff

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The storytime series of books from QED has recently had several titles read on CBeebies Bedtime Stories and we can see why. The beautifully illustrated books introduce children to the joy of reading and sharing stories. At the back of each book are discussion points for parents which are really helpful. This week my five year old read ‘Fins, Fluff …

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23 Things To Do Before You Are 11 1/2

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Learning to use tools safely and effectively is a life skill that we think every child needs. We’ve found a book to introduce slightly older children to some fun and challenging activities which could keep them busy all summer.  ’23 Things to do Before You Are 11 1/2′ by Mike Warren and John Haslam is an essential guide to activities …

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Christmas Star Giveaway

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Okay, so we’re not giving away an actual star but what we do have up for grabs is a book to help all budding astronomers refine their star spotting skills. The ‘Night Sky Watcher‘ by Raman Prinja would make an ideal Christmas gift. Not only is it an extremely detailed guide to the stars and planets but it is presented …

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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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In the Story House Christmas Competition – Fairytales Gone Wrong

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Not one but two books arrived at the Story House. The postman delivered ‘Keep Running Gingerbread Man‘ and ‘Give us a Smile Cinderella‘ by Steve Smallman. The books are part of a new series from QED Publishing aiming to provide a gentle approach to teaching healthy habits to young children. They are based on some of the most loved fairytales …