Child’s Play

  • Picture Books About Birds

    Picture Books About Birds

    We’ve been listening to a very noisy dawn chorus every morning which has prompted us to reread some of our favourite picture books about birds. We’ve already blogged about the picture book penguins on our bookcase but we also have lots of favourite picture books about other birds! Is your favourite bird picture book on […]


  • Mayday Mouse by Seb Braun
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    Mayday Mouse by Seb Braun

    Age Range: 3 to 7 Hopefully Captain Mouse won’t need to shout Mayday when she sails off to give her brother his birthday present. But sailors need to be prepared for anything, especially stormy weather…


  • Cat’s Colours by Airlie Anderson
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    Cat’s Colours by Airlie Anderson

    Cat’s Colours is a beautifully illustrated story which introduces young children to colours. With it’s simple text and bold illustrations it’s the perfect book for a nursery classroom or home library.


  • Little Home Bird by Jo Empson

    Little Home Bird by Jo Empson

    Moving House? Of course you want to take all your favourite things with you! But what if you are a bird flying south for the winter?


  • #NationalLibrariesDay – Maisy Goes to the Library by Lucy Cousins

    #NationalLibrariesDay – Maisy Goes to the Library by Lucy Cousins

    February 6th is National Libraries Day in the UK. Maisy was one of my daughter’s favourite characters when she was younger and in Maisy Goes to the Library she introduces small children to the concept of libraries and the activities that take place in them.


  • Favourite picture book bunnies
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    Favourite picture book bunnies

    Do you have a favourite picture book bunny? There are so many lovely bunnies that we could have included on our list of favourite picture book bunnies for Easter.


  • Rabbityness by Jo Empson

    Rabbityness by Jo Empson

    If you have a young child who is dealing with a loss of any kind Rabbityness is the perfect picture book. It acknowledges loss in a way that a child can understand although it doesn’t specifically explain where the main character, Rabbit, has gone.


  • The Wheels on the Bus
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    The Wheels on the Bus

    “What were the first books that your daughter enjoyed?” asked a friend of mine last week. Without doubt my daughter loved The Wheels on the Bus and Old Macdonald had a Farm, classic rhymes told in board books with holes. They are sturdy, small enough for little hands and the lovely bright, colourful illustrations provide…