• LeapStart 3D review

    We’ve been trying out the LeapStart 3D Learning System and I have been amazed at just how smart this talking book is.  With my eldest due to start school in a few months, I’m keen to help her get off to the right start when it comes to reading.  Of course we read to her

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  • Book review: Fierce by Gin Phillips

    What would you do to protect your child? Or perhaps the more accurate question is, what wouldn’t you do? Fierce sees a normal mum forced into a nightmare situation where she must protect her young son when a gunman opens fire while they are visiting a zoo. The pair are trapped as bullets fly out,

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  • Book review: The Awkward Age By Francesca Segal

    What happens when strangers are asked to live together as brother and sister? Blended families are not such an unusual occurrence these days. But even though it has become commonplace, it is no less fascinating to watch what happens when two different families collide and are forced to somehow begin all over again. The Awkward

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  • Book review: The Cows by Dawn O’Porter

    Three different women, each facing challenging turning points in their lives, are brought together through a series of random, and at times utterly excruciating, circumstances. Tara, Cam and Stella are just ordinary women facing up to humiliating, life-changing, challenging and heartbreaking situations life is throwing at them. As their lives intertwine, and they face up

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  • Why reading is magic for babies and toddlers

    When I was still pregnant with my first baby my shopping addiction spiralled a bit out of control. It’s such a rush when you get past the first 12 weeks and feel you can start preparing your home for the little arrival. With joy, comes a lot of spending. I hit the shops, hard. Baby

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  • 50 tried and tested books for young children

    We have a mountain of toys in our house but my toddler’s number one favourite thing to do is read a book. We spent ages reading to her from a very early age and she is completely hooked on books. As a result we have accumulated quite the children’s book library and it is growing

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