Classic Picture Books That Still Work

At least once a week we have proud grandparents coming to our shop, looking for classic picture books that they used to read to their children, and would now love to pass on to their grandchildren. So, inspired by the grandparents, we started drawing up a list of the picture books we all grew up with (including some newer ones that were published slightly more recently, but are now considered "classic" by the younger generation).… Continue reading

Green Theme! Books with an Environmental Message

When the future of the planet is tied into decisions the younger generation make today, it’s crucial to have conversations about the environment with our children. But how do we talk about such complex issues, bound up with science and politics, in an engaging way? Books with a 'green theme' can provide a useful starting point! We have chosen some books here that may make young people think more deeply about climate change and environmental… Continue reading

Beginners Horror

Horror fans, rejoice: Halloween is almost here! For readers looking for titles that deliver the chills, we’ve put together 21 ‘Beginners Horror’ novels, offering haunted houses, abandoned asylums, murderous trees, vengeful witches, ravenous ghouls, and one nightmare-inducing doll!

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Picture Books about Friendship

Childhood friendships are such an important part of school life, but can often be something of a minefield to navigate and can prove a huge challenge for young children. The books in this collection aim to help young children understand what is means to be a good friend and how to handle friendship problems.

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