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

Make Polish gingerbread cookies

Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Decorated gingerbread biscuits

This time last year we had just sent our trial subscribers the beautifully written and illustrated The Fish in the Bathtub by Eoin Colfer. It's a story set in Poland at Christmas and we included a recipe for delicious Polish gingerbread, or pierniczki (pronounced pier-nitch-key), in the activity pack that accompanied the book. Why not have a go at making some yourself this year?

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Parrot Street on the road this Christmas

Posted on Saturday, December 8, 2018

Parrot Street Book Club set up at Northcote Road Christmas Market

The countdown to Christmas is well and truly on and we are in the thick of the Christmas shopping season. We’ve had our busiest ever two weeks phew! It’s exhausting, but the truth is we love getting out and about to Christmas fairs, festivals and shopping markets. As a small online business, these events represent an invaluable opportunity to meet young readers, their parents and grandparents face-to-face.

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Our favourite books of 2018

Posted on Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Girl reading book among autumn leaves

Having thought back through the year we came up with these 10 fabulous titles which we’ve particularly enjoyed sharing with our families. Some are new books, others are old favourites and all of them would make a fantastic present under the tree this Christmas.

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