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A Zeal of Zebras
An embarrassment of pandas, a galaxy of starfish, a shiver of sharks, a zeal of zebras... all of these are terms to describe the different groups of animals. An embarrassment of pandas? Such a funny one!  A Zeal of Zebras is a new book created by Woop Studios showcasing their A to Z of collective ...
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Oliver Jeffers' newest book, 'Stuck'
Oh man. It is no question around here how much we LOVE Oliver Jeffers (we have loved on him here, here, here and here to name a few), but now his latest book has got me completely overjoyed. I think it might even be my personal favourite, or at least it ties with Lost and ...
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Operation Alphabet
I am having quite the most perfect morning and there is one reason responsible .... After a long wait, my lovely friend Al's first children's book, Operation Alphabet, finally plopped through my letterbox. You might remember I mentioned Al and his book a while ago here (along with his Top Ten list of children's books). I was ...
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Where Children Sleep
I just came across James Mollison's photographic essay, Where Children Sleep, and I can't stop staring at those touching photos. Mollison provides stories of diverse children around the world, told through portraits and pictures of their bedrooms. Some photos are simply heart wrenching, others totally fascinating. Isn't it incredible how wide our world is and ...
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I Spy With My Little Eye
I recently picked up a copy of I Spy With My Little Eye from the Conran Shop (I always love their book section), and it's a new family favourite. This book is especially great for my 2-year-old who is learning her colours, but my older boys also like it because it's a bit of a ...
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Food is Fun!
It's not necessary to convince my daughter Sara about the pleasures of eating -- she has loved food since I first put a spoon in her mouth (unlike her little baby sister Ava). So this fun food book by Anorak is just perfect for her -- we've been reading it together and already tried out ...
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Cheerful! In 3½ months
Did you know that the 3rd Monday of January is considered the most depressing day of the year?  I had no clue. Apparently 'Blue Monday' happened on the 16th this year, and I can state that for me, it wasn't unhappy at all.  In fact, I quite enjoyed myself!  I went to the 'Kleine Fabriek', ...
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Immi by Karin Littlewood
The beautiful illustrations above are from Karin Littlewood's newest book, Immi, about an Eskimo who discovers a colourful treasure in the icy waters of a fishing hole. It is one of the most stunning children's books I have read in a long time! Aren't these images so beautiful? I would love to have them framed ...
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I am a Bunny
I still have my original copy of Richard Scarry's I Am a Bunny with my name and birth date written inside. My mom gave it to me when I was a baby, and it is one of the books I remember so vividly from my childhood. It is a sweet little story about a little ...
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My Very Own Fairy Tale
I got this wonderful little book as a gift a long time ago and just recently it has emerged as one of the front-runners in the bedtime line-up.  Now that my girls are deep in the trenches of learning to spell and write their names... My Very Own Fairy Tale is a colorful book where ...
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I Like You
It was my wedding anniversary last week, so after reading about this book several times on other sites (including here and here) I decided to finally buy it for my husband in honour of the day. I Like You is the sweetest little book with the most charming illustrations -- offering up all the silly/absurd/unreasonable/hard-to-put-your-finger-on ...
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Sparkle and Spin
As Courtney mentioned I'm a bit of a nut when it comes to children's books, and Sparkle and Spin is my latest aquistition.  The book is about words and is SO SO SO beautifully illustrated.  I really love it. Without even knowing it, it appears I have stumbled upon a pretty powerful author/illustrator team with ...
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Who's Hiding? and Spot It!
Here are two books that my son (aged 3) and I love:  Who's Hiding? by Satoru Onishi and Spot It!: Find the Hidden Creatures by Delphine Chedru. Both books are about finding things in the pictures -- 'Who's Hiding?' is a bit like playing that memory game with a tray of objects, but in this ...
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Books without words by Iela and Enzo Mari
The books by Iela and Enzo Mari are so perfect for our little international audience of readers -- I can't believe it's taken me this long to write about them! Not only are the iconic illustrations so beautiful and the stories so sweet, but they are completely wordless so there's no language barrier for non-English ...
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Eating seasonally and simply
Sadly, I don't read very many books these days. In fact, I've only read two in the past year! But thankfully one of them was a book that has completely changed my life:  Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver. The book is a memoir about Kingsolver and her family who spent a year living on ...
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My Wonderful World of Fashion
Do you know any budding fashionistas aged 8 and up, who also love to draw and create? Then this is your book! My Wonderful World of Fashion by illustrator Nina Chakrabarti is an interactive coloring book full of the most gorgeous and sophisticated 'fashion' illustrations to colour in and also intricate designs to finish off. ...
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Spoon
Spoon by Amy Krouse Rosenthal  is a darling children's book about childhood insecurities.  It features a little spoon who wishes he was handy like a fork or sharp like a knife or exotic like chopsticks.  Little spoon's mother explains all the things that only spoons get to do (like diving head first into a bowl ...
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Look and Cook
I found this book in a small bookstore in London and thought it was the most adorable cookbook for kids that I have seen in a long time.  I love that it has an excellent collection of old-school, comfort food recipes – everything from chicken noodle soup, meatloaf and  chocolate birthday cake to simple things ...
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Poo Poo Yah Yah
Yes, a book about poo... and it's really funny and educational! Poo Poo Yah Yah, by Gaby Goldsack, is a clever pop-up book with good paper engineering telling all sorts of facts about poo. Some are well known things (like why it stinks, why it's brownish..) and others less so (biggest and smallest poos, elk ...
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In My Pond
In My Pond is a new toddler board book which we have recently discovered. Each page is a cut-out pond in which an orange and yellow felt fish is swimming. You can insert your finger in the back of the fish and move it while you read the book, describing what sorts of things you ...
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Check out the cool vibes of our Shop Up event in London in December!
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