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Days out: The Gruffalo Trail at Mountain View Ranch, Caerphilly

We’ve been visiting Baby Bookworm’s maternal grandparents in Wales over the last few days.

He learned to climb their stairs (a big novelty when you live in a London flat) and met some of his favourite animals from… 367 more words

Axel Schleffer

We headed to Mottisfont, National Trust during the week to follow the Gruffalo and Friends trail. Look who we bumped into having their wedding!

The Gruffalo and Friends: the Art of Axel Scheffler exhibition runs from 15 July – 3 September, 11am – 5pm in the gallery. 29 more words


INTERVIEW: "I felt as if I was walking in to a page of the book!" Illustrator Lydia Monks on What the Ladybird Heard

After touring the world, the stage adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks’ best-selling, award-winning picturebook made its West End debut this summer. We talked to Lydia Monks about… 597 more words

Children's Theatre

'Sharing A Shell' by Julia Donaldson

You know you’re in for a treat when a book has a glittery front cover and ‘Sharing A Shell’ by Julia Donaldson doesn’t disappoint. With the lyrical and rhythmic verse we come to expect from her popular picture books, she tells a tale of friendship and collaboration. 187 more words

Book Reviews

Librarian's Choice: My favourite books for under 5s

This blog comes from Debbie, a Community Librarian in the east of Leeds.

As anyone with small children will know, the Summer Holidays bring many challenges, including how to keep little ones entertained for the entire 6 weeks…that’s a massive 1008 hours.  983 more words


Kid's Review: A Squash and a Squeeze by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

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A little old lady lived all by herself with a table and chairs and a jug on the shelf.

Summary: With the help of an old man and all of her animals, an old lady realizes that her house is not as small as she thought it was. 76 more words


The Paper Dolls

The real talent of a truly great writer is their ability to reflect the world back to you in a way which makes you view things differently. 479 more words