Posts Tagged ‘children’s books’ reviews’

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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London Mums May 2017 newsletter including Half Term activities for families

May 08 2017

 

Dear London Mums

Spring does not seem to launch and Summer is already at the door. My son is in year 6 and I feel these primary school years have gone so quickly. Before I know my son will be finishing secondary school and will be gone to Uni… I reflect on time and my past 10 years running the London Mums community. Wow! Time flies. In this newsletter, I have packed lots of ideas for the forthcoming May Half Term activities for families in London and beyond as well as ideas for the Summer holidays. In the meantime I am working on our 10th anniversary magazine issue including interviews with Hollywood actress Reese Witherspoon and former tennis ace Annabel Croft, among other fab content.

 

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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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Children’s picture books – Spring 2015 Overview

Mar 05 2015

To those who say that the world of paper books is dying off, I’d say brace yourself because this Spring more than ever the book market is over-flooded with original new picture books all with a common denominator: incredibly quirky and colourful illustrations. The up and coming authors get younger and younger and classic authors are revisited in modern adaptations.

Why do we love Picture books so much? I find myself reading children’s books to myself all the time, not just because I am in publishing and a writer but also because I personally find them fascinating and they provide a constant source of inspiration for my writing. To say that I read 100 books every year is an understatement but I am still not a paperless person and find it hard to focus on a tablet. Despite being geeky and a tech lover I still love the smell of new books (my nose always ends up in the middle of the pages for a couple of seconds), the noise of the flipping pages, the colours, illustrations I can touch with my fingertips. 2015 will be a great year for children’s picture books. Publishers are bringing out lots of new titles, sequences of already successful stories (such as Tom Gates) and new authors (like Cbeebies’ star Carrie Burnell).

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Why are Underpants so hilarious?

Oct 20 2014

Not many book series can be as quirky and as funny at the same time and have a long shelf time in children’s home libraries. But the Aliens Love Underpants series from bestselling and award-winning duo Claire Freedman and Ben Cort certainly can. Underpants are guaranteed a laugh whether you are a primary school child, teenager or a parent. Why do we find underpants so hilarious?

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