• The perils of going on a bear hunt, at 6am

    March 19, 2014

    After two years of consistently inconsistent sleep, I’m thrilled to say the mini-me is now sleeping a lot better. She’s still an early riser, although she’ll now snore through to 6.30, which is a blissful lie-in compared to her previous 5- 5.30 am starts. Occasionally, though, like this morning, she throws an early start into the…

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  • How To Write A Children’s Book: Tips From Published Authors

    March 5, 2014

    Here’s How To Write A Children’s Book: How to write a children’s book – so you want to write a kid’s book? Here’s some great tips from published authors on writing a children’s book and getting yourself a publishing deal. World Book Day Is Approaching… World Book Day is approaching, as everyone who has seen…

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  • Cosy Classic books for children

    January 4, 2014

    Did you know it’s nearly 20 years since the film Clueless was released? As if! The film itself was loosely based on a classic novel, Jane Austen’s Emma, but retold in a updated setting for the modern-day masses. I know people can get pretty highbrow about the classics, but I don’t think there’s any point…

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  • How To Explain Parkinson’s To Kids

    November 21, 2013

    How To Explain Parkinson’s To Kids How do you explain Parkinson’s to kids? It’s tricky! Parkinson’s is a complicated medical condition that even adults struggle to get their heads around. So how do you explain it to young children? Here’s a couple of things we’ve tried to explain Parkinson’s to our own young children. Why…

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  • Choose your own adventure with Persil

    September 29, 2013

    Who remembers Choose your own Adventure books from when they were younger? They were a series of children’s stories that had a choice of different plot twists at the end of each chapter. The page you turned to and the storyline the book took depended on the choice you made, and each chapter lead you…

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  • Three children’s books about animals

    August 8, 2013

    I’ve mentioned Eliza’s favourite book The Tiger who came to tea before, but books about animals encompass two of Eliza’s current favourite things (here are five others). This is a selection of ones we’ve been reading recently:

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  • Happy birthday 90th birthday Judith Kerr!

    June 14, 2013

    Today is the 90th birthday of Judith Kerr, author of children’s classic When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit, and of course, everyone’s favourite The Tiger Who Came to Tea.

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