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29th January 2015
Bring Superheroes to Life at Story Time
Every child has undoubtedly dreamt of becoming a superhero such as Superman, Batman or Spiderman. Our personalised superhero themed stories are sure to delight children and parents alike.The term superhero originated in 1917 and is still very much in focus today, with children of all ages wishing for obtaining extraordinary superhuman powers and... Read More...

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21st January 2015
Unique Personalised Valentine’s Gifts
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and the high street is frantically pushing all manner of themed gifts including heart shaped goods and trinkets, flowers and chocolates and of course, a vast selection of the quintessential Valentine’s Day card.As is often the case, the true sentiment behind Valentine’s Day is frequently... Read More...

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12th January 2015
A Peek at Our Best Selling Children’s Photo Books in 2014
We have enjoyed a great 2014, which has seen us launch several new additions to our range including two new versions of our popular Zoo Adventure book,... Read More...

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15th December 2014
Five Key Reasons Why Children Should Read Books
Five Key Reasons Why Children Should Read Books
There are so many reasons why children should read books from an early age. It was tough, but we have whittled down the benefits of reading to the five key reasons listed below. There is a constant flow of media stories associated with the increasing prevalence of technology in a child’s learning process, however this is certainly no substitute for the... Read More...

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26th November 2014
The Tradition of writing a letter to Father Christmas
We all have fond memories of writing letters to Father Christmas and it’s still a tradition that continues among children today, but how did this popular Christmas custom come about?Despite a reference of a letter written from a little girl to St Nicholas in the 1200's, the tradition of writing to Father Christmas to ask for gifts didn’t... Read More...

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17th November 2014
Christmas Gift Bundle up for Grabs - worth £55.
Christmas Gift Bundle up for Grabs - worth £55.
There's no such thing as Christmas arriving too early in our house. The many toy catalogues that have landed on our doormat are already dog-eared having been poured over so many times and the school nativity play is a major discussion point. My daughter is a pig (really??), son 1 a king and son 2 a shepherd. Excitement levels are starting to ramp up,... Read More...

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13th November 2014
The History of the Snowman
When someone asks you to conjure up images of Christmas, how could you not picture a snowman?  Throughout the years it has become one of the iconic symbols of the festive season.  As a child, I remember the thrill of making a snowman complete with hat, scarf, buttons and a carrot for the nose. These days, snowmen can be found on everything Christmas... Read More...

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30th September 2014
Tooth decay in Toddlers. Who should take the blame? By Barnaby Wright
Tooth decay in Toddlers. Who should take the blame? By Barnaby Wright
Hardly a day goes by without yet another "parent bashing" news story hitting the headlines. It could be a lack of breast feeding, teeth brushing, reading, exercise, sleep - or too much of something, namely, sugar, fat, screen time. The list is endless. Today was no exception with teeth on the agenda. Admittedly, it's pretty shocking to hear that three... Read More...

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23rd June 2014
Books for boys. Or girls. Or both? By guest blogger Alexandra Jardine.
I've been mulling a blog post for a while about books I'm reading with the boys. When I go into bookshops these days, I'm often struck by how the kids' books seem to be divided by gender. The "boys" books, all about superheroes and dragons and wars and monsters, as opposed to the "girls" books, with their slightly pinkish covers, all about friendships and... Read More...

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20th May 2014
Is the bedtime story Mum time or Dad time?
Is the bedtime story Mum time or Dad time?
If you follow us on Facebook or Twitter, you'll know that we recently asked how often Dads read the bedtime story. For many (and thank you for all the responses!) Dad is an essential part of the bed time routine,... Read More...

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