Introducing ‘My Year of Books’

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

LGBTQ Inclusive Children’s Books

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

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
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