Book Review: Let’s Find Fred

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Let’s Find Fred Steven Lenton Scholastic It’s early evening in Garden City Zoo; all the animals are snuggled up ready for sleep, all that is except one. Fred is anything but ready for his bedtime story; in fact he’s off on an adventure … albeit with zookeeper Fred on his trusty old motor scooter, […]

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Book Review: Thank you, Mr. Panda

Thank You, Mr Panda Steve Antony Hodder Children’s Books Mr Panda’s back in story number three – hurray! This might just be my favourite to date; the final spread certainly had me laughing out loud in delight; and I absolutely love the return of those doughnuts. Mr P. has five beautifully wrapped parcels and as […]

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Book Review: The Hamster

The Hamster Book Silvia Borando Walker Books I’m a huge Minibombo (Shapes Reshape!, Open Up Please!) enthusiast and so was thrilled so see the latest book in Silvia Borando’s superb series. Here, in tandem with an authorial narrative is – in similar fashion to Hervé Tulllet – a series of instructions (in blue print), kind […]

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Book Review: One Hundred Sausages

One Hundred Sausages Yuval Zommer Templar Publishing As a vegetarian, sausages are NOT my thing at all, I’ll cross the road to avoid walking past a butcher’s and I’m certainly no dog lover. That said I was more than happy to see the return of Scruff, mischievous mongrel of One Hundred Bones fame. This funny […]

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“A fantastic book, superb stories, well written and loved by all!” — Maverick Childrens Books

We are so thrilled to say that Rickety Rocket has scooped the Bizziebaby Gold Award! The collection of three space stories received some amazing 5* reviews, here are some of our favourite comments: “A very easy book to read or be read for a child. The characters in the book were very believable and easy…

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The Year of the Sheep

Yes, Chinese New Year is just around the corner taking place on 19th February 2015 this year. Are you ready? Click through to our Pinterest board for activity and craft ideas.

Festivities in London’s Chinatown kick off in a big way on the Sunday following the big day. Why not take in the sights – great fun for all the family, while you’re at it check out the events for children at the National Maritime Museum and National Gallery. For further details click here.

TheGreatRace_PB_W_1‘The Great Race’ is our Barefoot story suggestion for this big occasion it tells the story of the Chinese lunar calendar in an engaging way. It also has endnotes about the significance of the various animals. Click on this link for further information and to purchase.