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    Summer Reads: Prize giveaway PLUS a monstrously funny Darkmouth interview

    Summer is here, the fidget spinners have lost their shine, and you’re looking for just the thing to keep those (lovely, impeccably behaved, definitely not overheated) children out of your hair. Well, we’ve got just the thing. As part of the #HCSummerReads book tour, we’re giving away 10 of the best new books for kids, including the […]

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    Best Kids’ eBooks for Kindle

    Got a new Kindle Fire for the kids? We’ve handpicked the best kids’ eBooks for Kindle to download and enjoy over the school holidays. You’ll find classic children’s books like Narnia and Paddington, bestselling new books by your favourite authors David Walliams and Michael Morpurgo, plus some rare gems you may not have seen before! Download your favourites […]

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    New David Walliams book: The Midnight Gang (Review)

    It seems that every child in the country is talking about the new book by David Walliams, The Midnight Gang, and for good reason! It’s a beautiful story with a big heart, with laugh-out-loud moments and scenes that will have you welling up and reaching for the tissues. Best of all, it’s a bigger-than-big adventure […]

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    Goodnight Mr Tom: Interview with playwright David Wood OBE

    With top ratings across the board, Olivier award-winning Goodnight Mr Tom is no doubt on your list of children’s plays to see with your family. We spoke to actor and playwright David Wood OBE, the man who brought Michelle Magorian’s classic children’s book to the stage. What do you love most about Goodnight Mr Tom? […]

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    World Book Day Infographic – The Book vs Film Debate!

    In celebration of World Book Day, we were asked by those lovely folks at Fancy Dress Ball to look back on our favourite children’s books and the films they inspired, and join the great debate about which was the winning format. What a treat to get to re-read Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, Roald Dahl’s […]

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    Best new children’s books for summer 2012

    Looking for some new ideas for children’s books to enjoy this summer? Esther takes a look at the best books for toddlers and children, with a couple of great additions for teens. Feel free to add your own recommendations too! Books for Toddlers The Giant’s Loo Roll, Nicholas Allan This little gem follows the adventures […]

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    Best books for children

    With so many beautiful children’s books to choose from, it’s hard to know where to start. How do you know which books your child will enjoy, or find just the right flip-the-flap or touch-and-feel book to buy for your friend’s new baby? We’d love to hear your recommendations on the best books for children, including […]

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    Which books do you read to your children at bedtime?

    No doubt you heard Boris Johnson, Nick Clegg and Good Schools Guide expert Janette Wallis speak emphatically about the importance of reading bedtime stories to our children, and how even 10 minutes a day can transform their lives. (If not, click here to read the article!). Our house has books spilling out of every room, […]