This is the first of my Christmas gift guide posts on the run up to Christmas. I have put together a list of 10 books that I think would be lovely in a Christmas Eve box this year. Christmas Eve boxes are quite a big thing now and they usually include a book or two to share together on Christmas Eve.  I love reading a good Christmas story to the kids on the run up to Christmas. So lets get started. Mog’s Christmas  – Mog was a firm favourite of mine when I was a little girl and last year I… View Post

I spent the morning wrapping bandages around Little Man today. No, there was no awful accident, he had chosen to go to the World Book Day celebrations at his preschool dressed as Mr Bump. World Book Day is quite a big event in my calendar. I am a School Librarian when I am not on maternity leave so have always celebrated it. Stressful costume finding aside though, celebrating is exactly what we should be doing today. Celebrating reading, books and trying to instil a love of reading in our kids. I spend my professional life trying to get kids to read but… View Post

Happy World Book Day one and all! To most of us parents World Book Day is the dreaded fancy dress day at nursery or school. Not only is it fancy dress but it is themed; book character themed! There is an expectation to not just shove our kids into the nearest Spiderman or Elsa costume but to actually make sure they turn up as something book related. To busy parents; a royal pain in the backside. Allow me to give you another side of this for a minute though. I am a Librarian so I am of course bias but… View Post