Picture book of the week: The Rusty Old Postbox by Susana Sanchez Gonzalez

Sep 10 2017

I love books about London and London things. The Rusty Old Postbox is my picture book of the week and has a London theme as well as a Christmas theme so it will be of particular appeal in the search for gifts for children aged between 5 and 8, and their parents who will read the story to them. It is also a book gift idea for those grandparents who would buy the title for the illustrations and gift value.    

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Children’s book of the year: Good night stories for Rebel Girls

Sep 09 2017

I read and review a lot of books every year. I reckon in the region of 100 between novels, manuals and picture books. The book market is growing at an exponential level particularly children's titles. There's a book with a very unique interactive content and approach that has particularly struck a chord with me, and that is Good night stories for rebel girls. So much so that I have voted it the London Mums' children book of the year. This is why...  

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Book review: BILLY AND THE MINPINS by Roald Dahl & Quentin Blake

Sep 07 2017

September is Roald Dahl's birth month, and each year on phizz-whizzing Roald Dahl Day on 13th September, the annual, global celebration of the world’s number one storyteller, there are special events and publications. This year there's a new release of the classic BILLY AND THE MINPINS (published by Penguin), illustrated for the first time by Quentin Blake which completes Dahl and Blake’s iconic partnership.    

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