Win a leapfrog tag system plus selection of books!


*competition now closed, our wineer is liveotherwise…well done!*

The leapfrog tag reading system is ace! Designed for 4-8 year olds it really adds another dimension to reading

The Tag magic pen reads stories out loud and interacts with different elements of the book  When kids  touch the reader to the page they can hear their favourite characters talk, pictures sing and the words on the page spoken aloud! Cool. Makes it so much more appealing for a struggling reader too.

Amazingly easy to use, the Tag reader can store up to ten books in its memory. Tag also comes with an included book that introduces over 17 learning activities which will keep them busy for ages!

This retails at approx £23 and you can find out loads more about it at:


To win this tag system plus these three fab books

Just tell me the first book you remeber reading or being read to you? Mine must be Rodger Red Hat!


UK entrants only. Winner picked ny random number generator. 1 enrtry per perosn. Entry closes 18 Dec at 4pm.

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  1. December 10, 2010 / 7:11 pm

    Mine was a collection of fairytales and my grandmother used to read it to me in her bed. Lovely. 🙂


  2. Sonia
    December 10, 2010 / 7:59 pm

    Oh I remember “The Little Red Hen” I used to love it – it is a ladybird book i think 🙂

    Awesome prize x

  3. Carolina J.
    December 10, 2010 / 8:45 pm

    I don’t remember what I have been read to, but I myself started reading very earliy and loved it always. I remember, one of my first books was “The fairy tales” from Hans Christian Andersen.

  4. December 10, 2010 / 9:23 pm

    The first book I remember really reading was the Ladybird Cinderella book. I have vivid memories of desperately wanting the blue satin dress and also blonde hair. Funnily I’ve just realised the I almost fulfilled that dream as my wedding dress was blue satin! The book obviously influenced me even more than I realised!

  5. jill
    December 10, 2010 / 9:29 pm

    i remember the Jolly postman , and remembering it being great – so great i read it to my kids now!

  6. Anne Wright
    December 10, 2010 / 9:47 pm

    Mine was the Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton. I now read it to my little boy who adores it as much as I did.

  7. claire woods
    December 10, 2010 / 10:00 pm

    I remember reading The Little Gingerbread man.

  8. December 10, 2010 / 10:44 pm

    I have no idea what the first book I had read to me or read, but I remember the first one that was mine and mine alone – it was a Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula Le Guin, and my father saved up sweet wrappers to get it for me!

  9. Hannah Beadle
    December 11, 2010 / 12:05 am

    I remember learning to read a Meg & Mog book when I was in the infants at school

  10. carole maciver
    December 11, 2010 / 2:35 am

    mine i can remember was little red riding hood

  11. nicola hawley
    December 11, 2010 / 8:17 am

    I loved The enchanted garden

  12. Julie Johnson
    December 11, 2010 / 8:48 am

    My favourite was The Three Goats, my dad used to do all the different voices, then when I got older I used to read my elder sister to sleep, my younger brother then myself, as I love reading

  13. December 11, 2010 / 11:15 am

    I remember Little Jean and the Bishop – I had to buy copy from Amazon recently as I had lost my original copy and wanted a nostalgia fix!

  14. Laura Pritchard
    December 11, 2010 / 2:03 pm

    I remember my mum reading us the Alfie and Annie Rose books but the ones that stand out is my dad reading me George’s Marvellous Medicine – he did all the voices!

  15. sarah cocker
    December 11, 2010 / 4:28 pm

    the first book i remember reading was don’t forget the bacon, i used to love reading that book, and my daughter brought it home from school as her reading book a few weeks ago, it brought back some great memories!!

  16. alison reid
    December 11, 2010 / 8:34 pm

    Dear Zoo! A brilliantly simple book that i still love reading to the kids

  17. k martin
    December 11, 2010 / 9:41 pm

    the hungry caterpillar – just bought a copy for my little son – takes me back

  18. Sarah Laycock
    December 12, 2010 / 11:45 am

    It was a Janet & John book, the first of many – must have loved it as I am an avid reader and still remember the characters in it!

  19. Emma Button
    December 12, 2010 / 1:32 pm

    I remember reading a book entitled ‘look’. It got really advanced towards the end of the book… ‘look here’!

  20. Jill Mynard
    December 12, 2010 / 6:44 pm

    The first book I can remember being read to me was The Gingerbread Man.

  21. ANDREA
    December 12, 2010 / 8:24 pm

    Charlottes web i remember my mum reading to me

  22. alison turner
    December 12, 2010 / 9:54 pm

    Topsy and Tim book was my favourite bedtime book

  23. janet
    December 12, 2010 / 9:56 pm

    Book called 365 stories and poems, one for each day, was my favourite.

  24. clare allen
    December 12, 2010 / 9:56 pm

    mine was the hungry caterpillar , still love that book

  25. ron
    December 12, 2010 / 9:57 pm

    Book of Nursery Rhymes was my best bedtime book.

  26. greig spencer
    December 12, 2010 / 11:54 pm

    used to love the spot books lol

  27. lynsey graham
    December 13, 2010 / 2:23 am

    i remeber looking through and trying to read alison wonderland i allways had this book with me no matter where i went loved it so much but with me been so young i must of put it down somewhere and lost it, even to this day i miss it.

  28. helena haddock
    December 13, 2010 / 7:50 am

    Mine was a book of hans christian anderson fairy tales, which was my dad book as a child passed down

  29. suzzee langton
    December 13, 2010 / 9:27 am

    The book I remember being read to me was ALICE IN WONDERLAND…….. I loved the part where she shrunk and dashed into the rabbit hole!

  30. Patricia Lyndsey
    December 13, 2010 / 11:45 am

    The first book I read alone when I was a young girl was ‘ Little Women ‘

  31. Heather
    December 13, 2010 / 12:06 pm

    Those Ladybird Jack & Jill books

  32. Leanne Openshaw
    December 13, 2010 / 12:38 pm

    My Grandma bought me a Hans Christian Anderson book full of stories when i was 1 year old , so my mum used to read me stories from it .
    I still love that book today and i`m 30 year old now and read the same book to my ” year old daughter.

  33. kirsty wood
    December 13, 2010 / 1:49 pm

    doctor seuss!

  34. Emma Warner
    December 13, 2010 / 2:06 pm

    I have always enjoyed reading as far back as I can remember but I’m not quite sure what the first book I read was.
    Having children of my own now I get to enjoy them all again.

  35. Linda Johnson
    December 13, 2010 / 7:15 pm

    Mine has to be Gullivers Travels, I used to dream about Lilliput and all its inhabitants!

  36. meechele bowes
    December 13, 2010 / 10:42 pm

    peter and jane books were first books i read at school

  37. ann
    December 14, 2010 / 3:42 pm

    I remember reading The Famous Five I really loved them

  38. Jo Hewlett
    December 14, 2010 / 5:40 pm

    Enid Blyton – The Faraway Tree, these were the first books I remember reading and I still love them today

  39. Sarah Jane Jones
    December 14, 2010 / 8:45 pm

    My infant teacher used to read my class a chapter of a story each day. My favourite was Stig of the Dump. She must have done something right as I still read a chapter of a book each day before I go to sleep each night.

  40. helen doherty
    December 14, 2010 / 11:44 pm

    Mine was my naughty little sister. /shirley hughes and at the same time I was besotted by waggy and friends. He was a dog and I always remember the cardboard box train they used to have adventures in. I can’t find the copy of Waggy that I want to buy but I did manage to find (with great difficulty) a perfect box set of the naughty little sister books which I gave to my niece and goodness me she’d better be taking good care of them too.x

  41. vicky haddock
    December 15, 2010 / 7:20 am

    books called victoria Plum

  42. December 15, 2010 / 2:44 pm

    Mine was The Hobbit. I was about four or five and my aunt was baby sitting me. We were snuggled on an old leather sofa in the library and I loved it! Even though I didn’t understand most of it, the idea of small magical people just appealed to everything in me :-)!

    I’s still one of my favorite books today.

    December 15, 2010 / 7:24 pm


  44. December 16, 2010 / 8:17 pm

    The Old Lob reading scheme.

  45. Hayley Andrews
    December 16, 2010 / 8:30 pm

    the wishing chair stories, magical

  46. Emma Howard
    December 16, 2010 / 8:53 pm

    The first books I remember being read to me were the Ladybird Peter and Jane ones!

  47. chirag
    December 16, 2010 / 11:01 pm

    mine was charlie and the chocolate factory

  48. Maya Russell
    December 17, 2010 / 7:53 am

    I remember The Cat in The Hat by Dr. Seuss! Brilliant fun and I read it to my children now.

  49. danuta myszor
    December 17, 2010 / 10:07 am

    Little Red Riding Hood 🙂

  50. Jen Tonkin
    December 17, 2010 / 10:09 am

    Jennifer Yellow Hat! I always thought the book was named after me!

  51. Susannah Leggatt
    December 17, 2010 / 10:12 am

    It was Puss in Boots, still remember how odd I thought it was, cats wearing clothes honestly! Glad I’m not so sensible any more..x

  52. jimmy paton
    December 17, 2010 / 2:06 pm

    it was a colletion of fairytales when i was 5 i still have them

  53. Christina Mass
    December 17, 2010 / 2:10 pm

    The Three Little Pigs

  54. Anthea Holloway
    December 17, 2010 / 2:27 pm

    I remember reading The Famous Five books by Enid Blyton and I loved them

  55. salim jogi
    December 17, 2010 / 3:41 pm

    my first book was hansel and gretel

  56. Wendy Collard
    December 17, 2010 / 3:53 pm

    My first book I remember is The hungry Caterpillar – a classic 🙂

  57. December 17, 2010 / 5:19 pm

    I’ve recently started a blog, the information you provide on this site has helped me tremendously. Thank you for all of your time & work.

  58. Stacey Pearce
    December 17, 2010 / 5:36 pm

    Mine was “Burglar Bil” and I loved it – even had the cassette tape which read the story to me, as I used to demand my mum read it again and again!

    I still have the book (my mum kept it and gave it to me on the day my son was born!) and it is now one of his favourite stories too. I still love it as much as I did when I was little!

  59. Andrea
    December 17, 2010 / 5:40 pm

    The first set of books I remember reading were the Ladybird Key Words featuring Peter and Jane.

  60. michele
    December 17, 2010 / 7:24 pm

    I dont remember my mom or dad reading to me as a child but i read going on a bearhunt and little rabbit foofoo to my children and i now read them to my granddaughter from memory

  61. J Hamilton
    December 17, 2010 / 8:38 pm

    I loved having books read to me and I distinctly remember When We Were Six but my husband remembers the Very Hungry Caterpillar.

  62. Jon Payne
    December 17, 2010 / 8:40 pm

    Hungry catepillar

  63. sandra
    December 17, 2010 / 8:42 pm

    Scrolled down to see my answer above!! Mine was the wishing chair and the faraway tree as well

  64. Lucie Aiston
    December 17, 2010 / 8:54 pm

    Apart from Roger Red Hat/Billy Blue Hat etc I remember The Tiger that Came to Tea and Not Now Bernard!!! Loved them stories as a child! xxx

  65. Lyndsey Beckford
    December 17, 2010 / 9:19 pm

    It was called Pierre Bear, but my grandad always pronounced it literally, so it was “Peeree Bear”. Makes me smile just thinking about it! Maybe that’s why I studied languages! 🙂

  66. Andrea
    December 17, 2010 / 11:08 pm

    Mine was The Magic Finger, i loved this book and read it over and over again. i even remember making my grandad sit and listen as i told him about the story! Loved it infact i must read it to my little boy soon.

  67. janice taylor
    December 18, 2010 / 12:21 am

    The one I remember the most was “The Water Babies”

  68. Andrea
    December 18, 2010 / 1:22 am

    I remember having Beatrix Potter red to me. Peter and the Wolf was the first book I read myself.

  69. Andrea
    December 18, 2010 / 1:22 am


    December 18, 2010 / 7:56 am

    has to be hungary catipillar

  71. marisa winzar
    December 18, 2010 / 8:32 am

    I used to love having Mr men books read to me when i was a small child

  72. Kay Barker
    December 18, 2010 / 8:44 am

    The hungry Caterpillar. I loved that book

  73. Wendy Mann
    December 18, 2010 / 9:13 am

    The Famous Five. My Dad used to read it to us. Then I read it to my children. I used to dream of being George with Timmy. I longed for a dog of my own.

  74. Sarah Ridgeway
    December 18, 2010 / 10:06 am

    Mog’s Christmas, it was my favourite.

  75. lorna anderson
    December 18, 2010 / 10:07 am

    3 billy goats gruff

  76. clare seal
    December 18, 2010 / 12:20 pm

    My first book I remember reading was Janet and John at school!!

  77. Dawn Brotherton
    December 18, 2010 / 12:53 pm

    The books that stick in my memory the most are the “Point Horror” collection, for teenagers. I spent hours reading thinking they were terrifying but looking back at them now, they are very tame compared to what kids watch on tv and in films now.

  78. Adrian Crook
    December 18, 2010 / 1:01 pm

    Mine was Billy Goats Gruff, my dads own version.

  79. December 18, 2010 / 1:14 pm

    the little mermaid

  80. LISA
    December 18, 2010 / 1:31 pm

    harry potter

  81. MARK
    December 18, 2010 / 1:32 pm

    james and the giant peach

    December 18, 2010 / 1:32 pm


  83. Thelma
    December 18, 2010 / 1:32 pm

    snow white

  84. THOMAS
    December 18, 2010 / 1:33 pm

    spot the dog

    December 18, 2010 / 2:24 pm

    My first memory is jack and the beanstalk,i thought it was a good fairytale because i always fell asleep before jack got to the top of the beanstalk

  86. Gillian Benham
    December 18, 2010 / 3:02 pm

    Has to be the Hungry Catterpilla 🙂 i still read it now with my little boy

  87. Catherine Ellis
    December 18, 2010 / 3:09 pm

    Dumbo, the elephant who could fly, I can still see the pictures

  88. claire oliver
    December 18, 2010 / 3:22 pm

    i remember my dad use to read the hungry caterpilliar and now i have a 8 and 2 year old i read it to both of them x

  89. Beth Whelan
    December 18, 2010 / 6:14 pm

    I have the big collection of every beatrix potter story in one huge book. My favourite was The Tale of Peter Rabbit. =)

  90. Rachel Perkins
    December 18, 2010 / 6:53 pm

    I can rember my Nana reading Little women to me

  91. Paul
    December 18, 2010 / 8:00 pm

    I used to love the Choose Your Own Adventure books.

  92. Adrian Clarke
    December 18, 2010 / 9:38 pm

    Mine was also roger red hat followed by billy blue hat & not forgeting jeniffer yellow hat!
    Happy days!

  93. Greg
    December 18, 2010 / 10:37 pm

    The Three Little Pigs – superb!

  94. December 25, 2010 / 3:55 pm

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  95. December 27, 2010 / 4:14 pm

    Elmer the patchwork elephant series. I read it to my son so many times that I can easily recite any book by heart.

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  97. April 13, 2011 / 4:20 pm

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