Unusual presents! Adult sticker books as Mother’s Day gifts

Mar 18 2017
As mums we handle stickers all the time. And we love to help our kids filling pages with stickers, don't we all? As a little girl I absolutely loved collecting those from my favourite TV shows and exchanging the double ones with friends at school. Adult sticker books are now the latest trend out there - apart from colouring books - and I am one of the first to have spotted it: adult sticker books. This year they are the ideal and innovative Mother's Day gifts. They have the same beneficial relaxing effect on the mind of colouring books for adults and are set to be the new mindfulness trend for 2017.

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Youth Novel review: See you in Cosmos by Jack Cheng

Feb 28 2017
See You in the Cosmos is one of Penguin Random House's biggest debuts for 2017 and a book we at London Mums are really excited about as we feel it has the same potential as Wonder and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. It has already been receiving early rave reviews from authors including Jennifer Niven and Robin Stevens, who are two authors of youth novels whom I adore. I personally agree with New York Times bestselling author of All the bright places, Jennifer Niven about this book. It is truly moving. She said: ‘I haven’t read anything that has moved me this much since Wonder . . . [Alex’s] extraordinary journey is relatable and timeless, and I wanted to stay forever in this funny, wise, beautiful world.’

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Picture book of the week: Before & After by Jean Jullien

Feb 24 2017
Before & After is a unique and playful board book created by illustrator Jean Jullien.  It's published by Phaidon on 13 March 2017 (RRP £8.95) and is suitable for children aged 2-4 but can be enjoyed by older kids and parents alike.

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