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28th May 2015
Get Dads Reading This Fatherís Day and every day
Get Dads Reading This Fatherís Day and every day
Research has continued to show that in most families it is mums who do the majority of reading with children. According to Booktrust, the UK’s leading literacy organization, only 1 out of 8 UK fathers takes the lead when it comes to reading with their children! This finding is worrisome because a fathers’ involvement in their child’s reading... Read More...

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21st May 2015
More children than ever are reading for pleasure - but why are boys lagging behind girls?
More children than ever are reading for pleasure - but why are boys lagging behind girls?
There's no denying the lure of the tablet or Mum's smart phone, but growing numbers of children are still reading for pleasure according to a report this week by the National Literacy Trust. ‘Reading for pleasure' is the key - so that doesn't... Read More...

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11th May 2015
National Share-A-Story Month
National Share-A-Story Month
This May is National Share-A-Story Month (NSSM), which means it’s time to open the pages of a good book & get your children reading! NSSM is an annual celebration of storytelling & story sharing. This celebration is organised by the Federation of Children’s Book Group, a charity founded in 1965 with the aim to promote children’s interest... Read More...

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27th April 2015
Whats Going on Down at the Zoo?
Whats Going on Down at the Zoo?
In December 2014, ZSL London Zoo had an early Christmas Present; they welcomed baby Alika into the gorilla family. Western-lowland gorillas are critically endangered in the wild, so little Alika was a really important & delightful addition to the Zoo! Little Alika (whose name means ‘most beautiful’) is not so little anymore! At 4 months... Read More...

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17th April 2015
Royals... Look No Further for a Great Gift to Give Royal Baby Number 2
Once again, the patter of tiny feet will soon be heard in Kensington Palace. With the due date of Kate & William’s second baby only round the corner - said to be mid to late April - we hope that the rest of the Royals are fully prepared. If however present buying has slipped the minds of our favourite British family then they should not fear, Itsyourstory... Read More...

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19th March 2015
I do believe in fairies...
I do believe in fairies...
It would appear that pop-culture has had a heavy sprinkling of fairy dust recently; not only is there a Peter Pan based musical in the works but also Disney are releasing their seventh Tinker Bell adventure film on DVD & Blue-ray this year. Both you & your child can get wrapped up in the fairy frenzy by purchasing our Read More...

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11th March 2015
World Book Day - A Retrospective by Barnaby Wright
World Book Day - A Retrospective by Barnaby Wright
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4th March 2015
Time to celebrate brilliant books and awesome authors
World Book Day is a worldwide celebration of brilliant books, awesome authors and, most importantly, reading. This is the 18th year that the UK and Ireland has celebrated this event, and this year it is being held on 5th March (tomorrow). The main aiRead More...

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20th February 2015
Great Gifts for Marvellous Mums on Mothering Sunday
Great Gifts for Marvellous Mums on Mothering Sunday
Mothering Sunday (15.3.2015), celebrated in Britain since at least the 16th Century, is a day to express your love, gratitude and appreciation for wonderful women. Mothering Sunday has become highly commercialised often making us focus on seeking out extravagant gifts instead of actually celebrating these wonderful mums, who have given so much to their... Read More...

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19th February 2015
A More than Memorable Gift Idea
Finding the perfect gift for a family member is often not an easy task, especially with the amount of choice now available. With present possibilities ranging from teddy bears to technological gadgets and accessories, it can be hard to think of extra special gifts to give to the important people in your life.Read More...

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