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Musings from Emily and Sarah on books, reading and family-friendly activities

Two kids kicking a football who would likely love these great sports books for kids

We are asked all the time for book recommendations for kids who love sport. If your youngsters, like mine, are missing their usual sports clubs, teams and activities during lockdown, why not try quenching their sporty thirst with some of these fiction books for sport-loving kids?


Samantha Baines and Harriet Versus the Galaxy book cover

The book we sent our subscribers this month tells the hilarious and heartfelt story of Harriet whose hearing aid helps her understand aliens from across the universe. We were lucky enough to interview author Samantha Baines, who told us how her own experience of hearing loss inspired Harriet and which planet she’d most like to visit.


Author Emily Snape holding a guinea pig plus cover of Fergus the Furball

This month we sent our Parakeet subscribers the laugh-out-loud story of Daniel and his brother Fergus – who he accidentally turns into a guinea pig! We were thrilled to hear from author and illustrator Emily Snape about why she loves writing for children and how her own two sons inspired the book.