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

5 things to do during half term

Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Child drawing pirate hat

It’s always a good idea to have a few activities up your sleeve, ready to keep the kids busy as soon as you hear the dreaded words: ‘Mum, I’m bored!’ Here are 5 book-inspired activities to have at your fingertips.


Quick craft activity: make your own superhero costume

Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2020

Smiling child wearing superhero cuffs and mask

With World Book Day just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about this year’s costume! Here’s something the kids can create all by themselves and might be a fun activity for the half term holidays.


Highly illustrated books for kids aged 8+

Posted on Saturday, February 1, 2020

Coloured pencils in a metal pot

Not only do illustrated books make beautiful gifts, they can also be a great gateway to more challenging content for struggling or reluctant readers. They are inclusive and great for sharing – books for the whole family to enjoy, young and old. So we're sharing just a few of the highly illustrated chapter books worth looking out for.