Teacher Gifts

I always end the year with a gift for the teacher and teacher aid and also start the year with a gift because...well...if you'd met my children in real life, as opposed to online IN STILL...

Review of ‘The Tales of Mrs Mancini’

Title: 'The Tales of Mrs Mancini' Author: Natalie Jane Prior Illustrator: Cheryl Orsini Publisher: Harper Collins Age Range: early childhood; cake and/or cat lovers of all ages. Themes: community; friendship; family; cats; cake; pastries; bakery; adventure. From the creators of...

Violet Mackerel: Oh How I Adore Thee

The Violet Mackerel series, written by Anna Branford, illustrated by Sarah Davis and published with care by Walker Books, is without a doubt the series that I will most remember from my children's early...

Children’s Books for Christmas Books

It's something like nine weeks until Christmas...which is terrifying as it doesn't feel like that long ago that the school year started. But I guess the calendar isn't lying and I've pulled all the...

Christmas Gifts for Bookish Types

Every year I try to organise the Christmas gifts for the library staff ahead of time, and most years I fail in this task! Last year I got them all bangles or earrings from...

Book Gifts: ‘Juliet Nearly a Vet’

Look feel free to throw your hands up and wail that I’ve started Christmas posts…but ummm…not that many weeks to go and you’ll thank me later. Maybe… Click on product images or hyperlinks to purchase...

Literary Fathers Day Gifts

All families are different: some have a dad and some don’t; some have two dads; some have a dad that no longer lives with them; and some are grieving a dad. Whatever your family...

Story Jewellery

#notsponsored #justlove Everything has a story doesn't it? I love knowing the stories behind items and I always have; I think I have adored words, books and stories from the moment I was born. I...

Review of ‘The Day You Came Into the World’

My first child has a lovely baby book, full of anecdotes, photos and locks of hair. Second child has an empty baby book...totally empty. Not a thing. Fortunately ChickPea is a resilient second child and...

Birthday Party Gift Books

Pud looked at the pile of wrapped presents for the upcoming weekend birthday parties we were off to: 'urghhhhhhhhh, is there anything there that is not a book mummy?'. What can I say? We're...