Christmas Inspiration and the Book Trust Advent Calendar

Are you looking for some great Christmas reads this year?  Well, you could follow the Twitter hashtag #bookelves16 or take a look at my festive purchases so far (a more in-depth blog post to follow):

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Another awesome idea for the month of December – The fabulous Book Trust organisation launched an on-line advent calendar featuring a different author everyday.  It may be from last year but it’s packed full of fantastic titles.  Follow along at home if you need some festive inspiration!

Challenge yourself to try an new author and find a festive favourite!

Follow the link below for details:

Book Trust Advent Calendar

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‘Highest Mountain Deepest Ocean,’illustrated by Page Tsou.

A Pictorial Compendium of Natural Wonders. Have you ever wondered what the deepest land animal is?  Or questioned what the largest herbivorous dinosaur was?  This beautiful compendium of superlatives will give you all the answers. Featuring intricately detailed illustrations which allow for plenty of studying by young explorers, this book really is a visual delight. … Continue reading ‘Highest Mountain Deepest Ocean,’illustrated by Page Tsou.

‘The Velveteen Rabbit,’ by Margery Williams, illustrated by Sarah Massini.

"When a child loves you...REALLY loves you, then you become REAL." This beautifully re-illustrated volume is the first title in a new series if classics for Nosy Crow Publishers.  The gorgeous fully-foiled cloth binding and cover make it the perfect Christmas gift for old and new fans alike. Fed-up of being teased by Boy's mechanical … Continue reading ‘The Velveteen Rabbit,’ by Margery Williams, illustrated by Sarah Massini.

‘Midnight Creatures – A Pop-up Shadow Search,’ by Helen Friel.

I was absolutely thrilled to have been sent a copy of this amazing book as I love unusual non-fiction texts. 'Midnight Creatures,' certainly ticks that box! This magical book encourages children to grab and touch and switch on their imaginations as they explore the creatures hiding in the shadows of five different habitats.  They can … Continue reading ‘Midnight Creatures – A Pop-up Shadow Search,’ by Helen Friel.

‘The Book of Beasts – Colour and Discover’ Giveaway

To celebrate the cinematic release of J.K. Rowling's 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,' Buster Books have very generously given me a beautiful hardback edition of their monstrous colouring book, 'The Book of Beasts.' It's absolutely packed with brilliant illustrations of mythical and magical creatures from around the globe, with fascinating facts about them … Continue reading ‘The Book of Beasts – Colour and Discover’ Giveaway