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Please, Mr. Panda - Steve Antony

It seems an odd thing to be sat contemplating a review of a baby’s picture book. In a previous life, although I could well appreciate the wonderful cosy vibe of the children’s room in Waterstones, my radar couldn’t have been any further away. 323 more words

Children's Books

Peepo! and the perils of parental reading


Hello?…..Anyone out there??

I have to admit, it feels a little odd and vaguely embarrassing to be writing an actual blog post today. I have no idea (but very much doubt)¬†whether my old bloggy friends and lurkers on here remember me or pay a visit to old reviews from time to time but, whether I’m rekindling old connections or speaking out into the void, welcome!! 466 more words

8 children's names you won't find in the Oxford Junior Dictionary

Here’s a nice bit of irony.¬† What do the following have in common?

Bluebell, Fern, Hazel, Heather, Ivy, Lark, Willow, Ash.

Capitalising these words for much-loved wild flowers, plants, trees and bird gives a clue: they are 8 of the most popular children’s names. 464 more words

A delightful tale from Bhutan

Book: Room in your heart, Kunzang Choden, Pema Tshering

Where does she get food from?
She might have a garden for vegetables.

But where does she get the seeds? 292 more words


Book Review & Giveaway: The Adventures of Popcorn and Jellybean by Robert Gillespie

Book Title: The Adventures of Popcorn and Jellybean by Robert Gillespie
Category: Children’s Fiction, 48 pages
Genre: Fantasy / Nature
Publisher: Page Publishing… 445 more words


Three Books My Small Girl Loves.

My Small Girl is six years old. She loves reading, probably more now than she ever will again for the rest of her life. She still appreciates the newness of it. 867 more words


Finding Your Book in a Foreign Language

It’s always fun to find your book translated into a language you don’t speak, even a little bit. Leaping Lemmings has been translated into German (my great-grandparents were fluent) and the Queen’s English (always fun to look for different spellings of my American tongue), but seeing it in Mandarin is a blast. 83 more words

Children's Books