Lonely Planet’s Incredible Animals World Search

    Lonely Planet’s World Search World search is a new series for kids age 5 and up from Lonely Planet.The title s include Busy Places, Amazing jobs and Incredible Animals. We were sent Incredible Animals to review. It is a lovely, sturdy book with over 50 life the flaps. It is really colourful and 'busy' and great fun to look at. Pages range from posh and pampered pets of LA to Antartcia  and the Andes! The pictures are fun, they is a search section at the back which … [Read more...]

Great Places for Kids’ Parties (UK)

  Great Places for Kids’ Parties by Diane Mannion is full of tips on finding top kids’ party venues throughout the UK as well as party providers that will visit the home. This book is packed with ideas and inspiration, and contains exclusive party discounts and special offers. Each of the 23 chapters introduces a different theme or setting from sports to cinema and art to adventure. There are many major organisations featured in the book along with others that are less well-known. The … [Read more...]

A selection of Christian books and gifts from Lion

Bible Detective: A Puzzle Search Book There is lots for children to do and see and puzzle out in this child friendly, informative book. Lots to help them think about read and really observe. I'm not great at spotting things in pictures and this book really makes you pay attention and absorb the historical and factual info as you go. Great for engaging kids. £8.99 Lion My Little Prayers   This is a sweet pack of prayer cards that cover lots of different occasions, They … [Read more...]

Kokeshi Dolls Colouring and Sticker Book

Kokeshi dolls were created in Japan and are adored all over the world. We even have one or two ourselves and have bought them as gifts many times. This lovely colouring book has nine stylish dolls that you can colour and stick  and decorate. The stickers are plentiful (over 100)and of great quality and this is a unique and lovely book. There are nine dolls in total with families, accessories and favourite friends. Simply gorgeous. Illustrated by Jessica Secheret and published by Blue … [Read more...]

New Christian books for young children

My own little books of prayers This is a very sweet little prayer book form Lion Hudson by Christina Goodings. These are some old traditional prayers and a few new ones that are great to learn by heart, They contain simple themes that speak to children about being grateful being sorry and trying their best. The pictures are expressive and touching. A lovely book to introduce children to the wonder of prayer that relates to their usual lives. Lion Hudson £4.99   Safe this … [Read more...]

New Books from Priddy, Spring 2013

I am a big fan of Priddy books which are strong and sturdy, engaging and bright and their new releases are simply fantastic. Here is my pick of the books I was sent to review Dolls House Dolls House is a cute board book from Priddy about 2 sisters Lily and Pippa who live in a dolls house. The book has tabs so you can go straight to the page you want and it has sturdy life the flaps on every page.  Each double page shows a scene form the dolls house  and is full of details and colour. … [Read more...]

Easter Activity Books

Easter Activity Fun is a puzzle pad  packed to the brim with fun activities for 5-7 years olds,  all based around the Easter story. It has 64 fun packed pages including mazes, odd one out, dots to dot, copy drawings, puzzles, colouring and more. Great fun! and a lovely way to engage people with this special  story. For £1.99 it's much more fun than an egg and about the same price!  Lion Hudson Busy Bees Easter is a lovely Easter activity book with over 100 stickers.It has simple crafts … [Read more...]

Pslams, Prayers and Praises – Lovely Holy Communion Gift

This is a lovely selection of prayers for children aged 7+. It is simple in language and designed to be read by the child themselves. The Prayers range from the bible to well known and loved prayers and prayers from saints. It is divided into sections such as thanks and forgiveness and it is beautifully illustrated. It has a clear cover to protect it and it is an ideal gift for a Christian child. A lovely prayer book for a child to keep by the side of their bed. This book costs £6.99 … [Read more...]

RHCBA blog tour: Lee Wildish

Our guest post is by Lee Wildish,  illustrator of Spooky Spooky House shortlisted in the Younger Children category of the Red House Children's Book Award 2013   From a young age I became interested in illustration and art, from doodles in my maths books, to the famous works of art. I still remember my first illustration that anyone saw. 7 years of age. It was at a chess competition, I did not excel at chess but there was an art competition too. I entered a rather odd funny looking … [Read more...]

Kid Lit Linky: October

Septembers kid lit linky was a great success... Time to link up all those wonderful kids books we have reviewed this October and be inspired by each other all over again Have you reviewed any great kids books this month? It so useful for other parents if you share those books you have read and your thoughts about them. If you have or if you do I would love you to add them to this linky so they could all be shared. The rules are simple. Please have a visit of at least one other person … [Read more...]