Story Snug Advent – December 7th: Katie’s London Christmas
December 7th: Katie’s London Christmas Did you guess that the little girl from yesterday’s book was Katie from Katie’s London Christmas by James Mayhew? She’s just come down one of Buckingham Palace’s chimneys.
Our top 3 Charlie & Lola stories chosen in celebration of the new Children’s Laureate, Lauren Child
We were so excited when we heard yesterday that Lauren Child has been named as the new Children’s Laureate. Lauren is the tenth Children’s Laureate and succeeds Chris Riddell. You can read more about the Children’s Laureate’s role on the Children’s Laureate website. We are huge fans of Lauren Child’s work and I loved her…
The 2017 Laugh Out Loud Awards (Lollies) shortlist
Huge congratulations to all of the authors and illustrators on the Lollies shortlist! The shortlist for the 2017 Laugh Out Loud Awards (Lollies) has been published and you can start voting for your favourite funny books now!!
Story Snug Advent: K is for Katie’s London Christmas
K is for Katie’s London Christmas by James Mayhew
I am TOO absolutely small for school (Charlie & Lola) by Lauren Child
If you have a child who is starting school this year now is the time to start reading picture books about characters who are also going through the same experience. In I am TOO absolutely small for school we love the conversations between Lola and her big brother Charlie about her thoughts and reasons for not wanting to…
Stories to prepare children for their first day of school
The first day of school can often be a stressful experience for both a parent and a child. We would definitely recommend reading picture books about starting school to introduce children to this new experience, it’s a huge milestone in their life! If you start reading now you will have plenty of time to talk to your child about their first…
Picturebook inspired crafts & activities
We love doing picture book inspired crafts! Doing a book or story related craft can help children to consolidate their understanding of a story as well as provide them with an opportunity to talk about what they have just read. My daughter often creates her own activity as a result of reading a book, for example…
‘We’re Going On A Book Hunt!’ – Book Quiz
A book quiz is a fun way for a child to think about the books that they have read and also for them to discover new books, especially in their local library or in the school classroom. They are also a great activity for a rainy day in the school holidays or a classroom time filler. I love creating book quizzes,…