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A Christmas book for the little ones today. A lovely, beautifully illustrated collection of five short Christmas stories for ages 3-5.

There’s a tale for each of the themes of friendship, appreciation, giving, sharing and love and features lovely woodland creatures who can’t help but warm your heart. Each page is loving full of colour illustrations and glitter which will just add to the magic of Christmas when this is being read.


Sam Taplin


£9.99 HB




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I can’t walk past this book at work without sending Santa on his merry way. ‘Pull-back Busy Santa’ is a lovely toy book which has a plastic Santa on his sleigh for children to whizz round on four different tracks. From a starry, fairy-light filled village, to a snowy mountain scene, Santa goes all round the track again and again until he runs out of steam and you just pull him back and away he goes again.

The illustrations are so full and festive, there’s so much to look at; this book never gets boring. It’s a very entertaining book. If it entertains a grown woman, I can’t imagine the sheer delight it will bring to children’s faces.


Fiona Watt


£14.99 HB



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“The only good Angel, is a dead Angel”

ANGEL book cover

Last year I couldn’t stop talking about the fantastic new YA title published by Usborne called ‘Angel’. Written by the lovely L.A. Weatherly, ‘Angel’ was the first in a trilogy all about the love affair of Willow, a half Angel and Alex, an Angel killer. And so began my obsession.

The first book did so well and I got as many people hooked on it as possible and now after months of waiting and anticipation, publication day is almost here of the second in the trilogy. Called ‘Angel Fire’ we pick up where we left off at the end of ‘Angel’ and Alex and Willow must begin to train new AngelKillers for their battle against the Angels. You see, unlike Willow, Angel’s aren’t actually that nice. In fact, they’re killing human’s and draining them for energy.

Sound intrigued? Then get yourself down to a bookstore and buy a copy of ‘Angel’ today, and whilst your at it, pre-order ‘Angel Fire’, published 1st October, just in time for Halloween.

Look out for ‘L.A. Weatherly’s blog tour coming soon.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to read a preview chapter which arrived this morning!

Angel Fire

L.A. Weatherly

Usborne Books




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Little Miss Princess

The Royal Wedding is but a few days away and the fever has been building for months. As soon as Kate and William announced their engagement, publishers were quick to announce their royal publications with children’s titles not far behind. My children’s section is chock full of fun and informative books on the big day and the happy couple and I want to share the best of them. In the first of three posts, there books are for very young readers…

Little Miss Princess

A new Mr Men or Little Miss story is always something to be celebrated, especially when you can also get a colouring book edition!

Little Miss Princess lives the life every girl dreams off; with beautiful dresses, lots of servants and a beautiful castle to live in, she has it all. She’s also very kind and caring and does good things for people so when Mr Bump has a little accident (what a surprise) she’s there to help him. But can Little Miss Princess help Mr Bump withouth her servants at the ready?

Little Miss Princess is published by Egmont Books 9781405257039 £2.50 www.egmont.co.uk

Little Miss Princess and the Very Special Wedding Colouring Books is published by Egmont Books 9781405259965 £3.99. The Princess has been invited to the Royal Wedding but needs to find a way to get there. Features pages for colouring, a feature on weddings and two pages of fun stickers. Perfect for little bridesmaids to be…or Princesses in the waiting!

Sticker Dolly Dressing Weddings

The Usborne Sticker Dolly Dressing series is so popular and such fun, even for adults (yes, I’ve had a go). This wonderful activity book is great for getting the young children involved in family or street celebrations of the wedding. Packed with over 350 stickers, this will keep them going for hours. There are some beautiful wedding dress outfits just waiting to be created!

Sticker Dolly Dressing Weddings is published by Usborne, 9781409535379 £5.99 www.usborne.com

Perfectly Pretty Royal Wedding Activity Book

This activity book, published by Scholastic is a great all-rounder and lets the kids be involved in all aspects of the wedding from outfits to arranging the beautiful flowers. But my favourite bit has to be decorating the all important cake- shame we don’t get to eat it. I also like the fact that real-life photographs are use as well as illustrations – it brings it all to life and helps to visualise the event.

Perfectly Pretty Royal Wedding is published by Scholastic, 9781407129976 £4.99

William and Kate – The Royal Wedding

A lovely souvenir book depicting the life of William and Kate in a simple and informative way with pictures throughout. Starting with how they met to their blossoming romance and with information about the upcoming wedding; this is a great book for the little ones who really want to know all about the happy couple. There’s also a fascinating family tree – great for history lessons!

William and Kate – The Royal Wedding is published by Ladybird 9781409310525 £4.99

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