Genre: Picture Books

Zoe & Beans Board Books

Zoe & Beans Board Books

We have a few books in the ‘Zoe and Beans’ collection and they are a real hit with both Sophie (two) and especially Jonny (four). Chloe and Mick Inkpen really do know how to appeal to a younger audience as, even though I have to admit that sometimes I don’t really get the stories, Jonny […]

Posted June 22, 2013


Lucy Ladybird by Sharon King-Chai

Lucy Ladybird by Sharon King-Chai

This book has been a huge hit with Sophie who has recently turned two. The size of the book allows for big, colourful illustrations that are perfect for young children. The pages are full of interest without being too cluttered. Even the leaves on the front cover are all different and we’ve spent ages pointing […]

Posted June 20, 2013


Lunchtime Blog Tour *GIVEAWAY*

Lunchtime Blog Tour *GIVEAWAY*

Back in May of last year Liz and Jonny reviewed a fantastic book Lunchtime, by Rebecca Cobb. Today we are HUGELY excited to be part of the Lunchtime Blog Tour. Every day this week different blogs are hosting the Lunchtime Blog Tour and today it’s our turn. Rebecca Cobb is most definitely a rising star […]

Posted February 6, 2013


Zoe and Beans: Hello Oscar!

Zoe and Beans: Hello Oscar!

We have a couple of ‘Zoe and Beans’ stories in our house and so were delighted to receive this new book Hello Oscar.     The text is so clever and its slightly strange story appeals not only to young readers but to adults as well; ‘ “Woof!” said Beans. “Squeak”, said the guinea pig. […]

Posted November 15, 2012


Poppy Cat – Blast Off Review

Poppy Cat – Blast Off Review

Liz’s book reviews continue – this time with Poppy Cat TV: Blast Off! by Lara Jones     This is a great story book for seventeen-month-old Sophie. It is 17.5cm x 17.5cm which makes it a great size for little hands, and the pages are made from card so they are easy to turn and […]

Posted November 12, 2012


The Paper Dolls

The Paper Dolls

In this recent cold snap Liz and the kids have been snuggled up reading some fantastic books. Today Liz reviews The Paper Dolls by Julia Donaldson and Rebecca Cobb.     What a combination – Julia Donaldson and Rebecca Cobb! Our family and fans of them both so it’s really interesting to see a book combining both. […]

Posted November 6, 2012


The Pirate House

The Pirate House

Back in February Liz reviewed Not on a School Night by Rebecca Paterson. Now she reviews Rebecca’s latest book The Pirate House.       We’ve one other book by Rebecca Patterson (Not on a School Night) and love it, so were really pleased to receive this new book which is even better. Just from […]

Posted September 25, 2012


Dear Zoo 30th Anniversary

Dear Zoo 30th Anniversary

I don’t know about you but there are certain books that I remember from my childhood – either from school or at home. One of them is Dear Zoo. So when I found out it was celebrating its 30th Anniversary this year I wanted to get in on the celebrations.     Since it was […]

Posted September 4, 2012