Our favourite Christmas books for toddlers

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I love switching up our book display to reflect seasonal events and Christmas is the biggest one of all! I remember fondly getting all of our Christmas books down from the loft along with the decorations and it was always like being reunited with old friends. Christmas books for toddlers can be a difficult one though - Max is very picky about what books he'll tolerate, and definitely has his favourites which I wanted to share with you here.   Stick Man I love Julia Donaldson books and Max is slowly warming up to them. We've owned Stick Man for a long time, but at first it was just too old for him. I have to admit that his interest in Stick Man ...

Books for babies who don’t like to read

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When Max was little, I used to hear lots of other mums proclaiming how their little ones loved to be read to and they'd reel off all of the books that their baby was loving. Max on the other hand, did not enjoy being read to - he struggled to have the patience to sit down and have that quiet time, he just wasn't at all interested and would wriggle around until I gave up. But I'm nothing if not determined - I've always been a big reader and I believe reading is one of the most important things you can do for your child. So I persevered and sought out books that were more interactive and would capture his attention ...

My Favourite Books of All Time

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I've always been a voracious reader and I think you can tell a lot about a person from their favourite books. With that in mind I thought it would be fun to bare the depths of my soul to you all and list my favourite reads that I go back to time and time again. Behind the Scenes at the Museum - Kate Atkinson Kate Atkinson has long been one of my favourite authors and her debut novel remains my favourite. This is a twist on the family saga novel, giving us a snapshot view into the lives of one family's various different generations of women. The novel is narrated by Ruby Lennox and the story begins with her conception, and follows ...