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Book of the week: The Ultimate Insult Generator by Mike Barfield

Aug 06 2017

 

If you want your children to stop using swearwords make them read The Ultimate Insult Generator filled with over 60 Million Hilarious Zingers and Stingers
published by Laurence King in August 2017.

 

The Ultimate Insult Generator is a zany new insult-generating flipbook by the hilarious comic writer and children’s author, Mike Barfield. My 11 year old son could not put it down for the first week since getting it.

 

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Children’s book tour turns into a London-wide competition backed by educational prizes offered by major London kids brands

Oct 21 2016

A book tour has seen Francesca Lombardo, author of London-inspired book series Beatrice and the London Bus, present her books and run drawing workshops across 10 Southwark schools and three libraries. The tour turns into a real life experience with prizes offered to schools which won the drawing competition by major family brands (Coca – Cola, London Eye, The London Transport Museum,  KidZania, The Classic Tour).

The book series spin off events and workshops are also now part of a sister educational project called London meets its children which aims to help London children engage with their city.

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Barnes Children’s Literature Festival 14-15 May 2016

Apr 16 2016
Axel Scheffler signing at the Barnes Children's Literature Festival 2015

Good news for bookworms! The Barnes Children’s Literature Festival is back for the second year on 14th & 15th May 2016. If you love sharing stories with your little ones, this is an opportunity to have a great day out in beautiful Barnes and meet some top authors and illustrators, with talks, workshops and book signings taking place all weekend.

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Free nature workshop at Kew Gardens this Easter Saturday – perfect for keeping the kids happy!

Mar 20 2016

Nina Chakrabarti, illustrator of children’s activity book Hello Nature, will be running two free workshops on Easter Saturday (26th March 2016) at the Victoria Plaza Bookshop, Kew Gardens. Perfect for children aged 6+, these workshops will involve exploring the patterns, colours and sounds you can find in nature. 

This will be a great Springtime activity for the family, is completely free and there is no need to book your place – just turn up at one of the two workshops at 11:30am or 1pm. Nina will also be available to sign copies of her new book, which is all about exploring the exciting natural world around us.

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A day in Rome with Audrey Hepburn

Feb 27 2015

I’m Paola, and I’m a new London Mums’ contributor based in Italy.

A day in Rome with Audrey Hepburn is a book written by a friend of mine, Maurizio Canforini, a young Italian writer and theatre actor who, some months ago, decided to give me custody to the Facebook page related to his book. I invite you London Mums to join and like the page which re-visits lots of old facts and photos of Audrey Hepburn throughout her fruitful career in films and fashion.

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