Heading out on a road trip this summer holidays? Rather than letting the kids plug in to their own devices to while away the hours, why not try an audio book for a shared, family experience. Find inspiration here with 10 awesome audio books, suitable for all the family and including new tales and well-loved classics - and turn your journey into a listen-aloud adventure! 1. Fantastic Mr Fox A timeless adventure, Fantastic Mr Fox tells Continue reading
Let’s face it, most of us parents and carers are pretty time-poor, so here at Bags of Books we’ve come up with an ingenious way of connecting your kids with stories old and new, without you having to navigate your way through the vast range of books on offer. The idea is simple; for a one-off fee, we will send 1 or 2 new books to the child in your life every month, or every Continue reading
A friend told me that he and his same-sex partner frequently get asked questions like "And where is Lucy's Mummy?" by other children in their daughter's school. They are not offended by those questions and are glad the children are interested, but their daughter admits that it does get boring after a while. The fact is that most children aren't aware of LGBTQ people around them, until they actually meet them, so it is helpful Continue reading
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
November is the National Non-Fiction Month, which prompted us to go through our shelves to find the best information books published this year. There were so many, it was hard to whittle it down to just these!