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Was read to me 7th January '19

National Geographic Kids Infopedia 2019
Author: National Geographic Kids
This is a great book for children who love to find out facts and learn all about the world around them. Better than your usual annuals, it's packed full of information and fact files on the world, animals, science and technology, the environment , culture, space, fun, exploration, nature, history and geography. My 6 year old is really taken with the geography section and finding out about different countries, plus looking up places he knows. I keep leaving the book open at different sections to inspire him to discover different things. Really good value for money and the sort of thing that will keep kids going all year. The graphics are really fun and attractive with lots of colour and photography.

Was read to me 17th December '18

The Jolly Christmas Postman
Authors: Allan Ahlberg , Janet Ahlberg
This is one of our favourite Christmas books, as the Jolly Postman goes round his friends from previous books to deliver their Christmas post. As with the other books, there are several envelopes with surprised to open! My 6 year old loves the Humpty Dumpty jigsaw and my favourite is the Toytown Christmas Annual and the little peepshow. Janet Ahlberg's illustrations are beautiful and this is a great Christmas gift.

Was read to me 17th December '18

Where's Wally? The Spectacular Spotlight Search
Author: Martin Handford
What a fun book! We have a couple of the Where's Wally books but this takes it to a new level. The book includes a magic wand, and when you place it in the pages, it lights up a part of the scene so you can try and find Wally. You can choose a circle shape to look through, or a star. There are several different scenes, some are harder than others (we haven't managed to find Wally in all of them yet). This would be a really fun Christmas present and will definitely keep children occupied. It's really nice to see a Wally book doing something a bit different.

Was read to me 3rd December '18

How Winston Delivered Christmas: A Christmas Story in Twenty-Four-and-a-Half Chapters
Author: Alex T. Smith
This is such a beautiful book, I've read through it and am now reading it with my 6 year old son every day during Advent. There are 24.5 chapters about a little mouse named Winston who finds a lost letter to Father Christmas and sets out to deliver it before Christmas. Each chapter has an activity to go with it, most are nice and simple using things you have at home (for example, writing a letter to Father Christmas, making mince pies, cutting out a snowflake). The illustrations are beautiful and feel really festive and magical. A perfect Christmas book.

Was read to me 3rd December '18

The Purrfect Pawse: A little book to help children pause, stretch and be grateful
Author: Avril McDonald Illustrator: Tatiana Minina
This is a nice introduction to yoga, or just quietening down and thinking. We had come across the breathing like hot chocolate concept before but this helped to reinforce it a bit. It's really easy for children to follow, with clear text and illustrations (must admit I didn't really like the illustration style). The layout was a little bit odd, being split into two halves suddenly, not something you often see in picture books. But having said that we found both exercises useful for calming down.