Summer reads and bedtime stories for children

Jul 24 2016
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There are lots of new Summer reads and bedtime stories for children out there to keep the little ones entertained. Here are London Mums and Kids Club favourite ones. These stories we have chosen are especially engaging. It certainly helped having the authors reading them. Watch them in our exclusive videos. Don’t forget to subscribe to the London Mums’ YouTube channel for more videos, reviews and fun stuff.

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Book review: Beetle Boy by M.G. Leonard

Jul 13 2016
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M.G. Leonard was terrified of beetles until she started researching them for her book Beetle Boy. She soon realised that these fascinating creatures, which support the eco-system of our entire planet, deserved to be the heroes, not the villains, of the story. So she set about writing the most compelling, funny and heart-warming adventure she could summon, about bravery, friendship and beetles.

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Our personalised bedtime story this week: The Incredible intergalactic Journey Home

Jul 09 2016
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Tim Peake from space recently made people aware of a really unique way of writing books. He read such a special personalised bedtime story that I wanted to try on my son Diego, The┬áIncredible intergalactic Journey Home, written by authors at Lost My Name. The great thing about this story is that is completely customised. When we ordered it we provided Diego’s name and address.

When we first saw the book, the story didn’t just have Diego as the main character but also had references to his name, home, and buildings close by, like Battersea Power Station. This alone satisfied his narcissistic desire of having a personalised bedtime story. Until we found an image of our house taken from Google Earth spread across two pages. At that point we were really impressed. It took us a couple of readings to notice all the personal references.

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