International Women’s Day: Inspirational Women throughout History
March 8th is International Women’s Day which celebrates ‘the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.’ So many stories about inspirational women are being documented in children’s books and we have learnt about individual women’s achievements throughout history and around the globe.
Run like a Girl by Danielle Brown & Robin Shields
Run like a Girl: 50 Extraordinary and Inspiring Sportswomen tells the stories of women from around the globe who have achieved success in their chosen fields, often fighting discrimination, disability and doubts along the way. It’s an amazing celebration of girl power written by Danielle Brown, a paralympic gold medallist who won her first gold…
Kids Can Cook Vegetarian (Meat-free recipes for budding chefs) by Esther Coombs
We were really excited to receive a copy of Kids Can Cook Vegetarian. Over the last year we have reduced our meat consumption to a minimum and are always looking for new vegetarian recipes. We’re huge fans of the other two cookbooks in the series, Kids Can Cook and Kids Can Bake, all of them introduce children to…
Kids Can Bake: Recipes for budding bakers illustrated by Esther Coombs
Kids Can Bake is a great book to introduce children to baking. Written and illustrated in the same style as Kids Can Cook and Plant, Sow, Make & Grow, which have helped us learn about basic cooking skills and gardening, it is full of delicious recipes for sweet and savoury baked treats.
Celebrating Story Snug’s 9th Birthday
I can’t believe that we’re celebrating Story Snug’s 9th Birthday! I haven’t blogged as much as I did before the pandemic but Story Snug is still a big part of my life. Over the last year we’ve read lots of wonderful books, old and new, including a wide range of picture books, fiction and non…
Great Lives In Graphics: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart / Jane Austen / Nikola Tesla / Frida Kahlo
Great Lives In Graphics is a fabulous collection of non fiction books that reimagine the lives of famous people from different historical eras who have made an impact on science and the arts. Full of fascinating facts and amazing infographics, we learnt so much about the different characters – not just their history but also…
KIDS CAN COOK Fun and yummy recipes for budding chefs by Esther Coombs
We’ve been spending more time in the kitchen lately and are really excited about Esther Coombs’ new book, Kids Can Cook. It’s a great book to introduce children to basic cooking and Esther has written and illustrated it in the same style as Plant, Sow, Make & Grow which has helped us learn about basic gardening.
Plant, Sow, Make & Grow by Esther Coombs
Plant, Sow, Make & Grow by Esther Coombs is packed with activities & advice. It’s a brilliant introduction to gardening.
Travel Activity Book by Charlie Brandon-King
The Travel Activity Book is the perfect addition to a child’s holiday suitcase. It’s packed with lots of fun holiday related activities which provide information about various aspects of travelling and are perfect for keeping a child entertained on a long journey and we have three copies to give away!