The Big Bad Mood Tom Jamieson and Olga Demidova Bloomsbury Children’s Books Beware the Big Bad Mood; he’s always lurking somewhere around on the off-chance that you’ll be having one of those days when everything in the world seems to be conspiring to ruffle your feathers and make you feel thoroughly bad tempered. It’s such […]
When an Elephant Falls in Love Davide Cali and Alice Lotti Chronicle Books Davide Cali of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to School and The Truth About My Unbelievable Summer fame brings his sardonic wit to an exploration of falling in love, elephant style. In his straightforward text, he offers, one by one, […]
Mr Mustachio Yasmin Finch and Abigail Tompkins Maverick Arts Publishing I’ve never seen a moustache quite like that of the star of the show in this funny story. He’s very, very tall and thin, sports a maxi camel hair coat and pointy black boots; and on the day we meet him, is off for a […]
Today is the start of World Space Week an international celebration of science and technology which has been celebrated every year since 4-10 October 1999. Its purpose is summed up in this UN declaration:
“The General Assembly declares 4 to 10 October World Space Week to celebrate each year at the international level the contributions of space science and technology to the betterment of the human condition”
Whatever you’re up to this summer make time for a spot of play on Play Day. To find out how to get involved visit the Play Day website, we’ve pulled together a few ideas on our Pinterest board to get you in the mood for play.
This week is 6th – 12th July is Children’s Book Week when children, parents, schools and libraries get together to celebrate reading for pleasure. The event is organised by the Book Trust find out how you can get involved here.
We’re going to be sharing the joy of reading through our Pop Up events where children’s books and other gifts can be bought, and by passing on tips on how to read with your child. Our pop ups are taking place at Spitalsfields Market this week – come down for a visit.
We’re getting behind Fathers Reading Every Day (FRED) by sharing details of theFatherhood Institute’s crowdfunding campaign to get dads into the reading habit by simply reading a bedtime story to their children. A bedtime story with Dad supports children’s wellbeing, promotes attachment, literacy, communication and language development. To watch the campaign video, read more about the campaign and to pledge click here.