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Fairy Tales and Sensory Stories from Ladybird 

Ladybird Launches New Fairy Tale Sensory Book into its Award-winning Baby Touch Collection

Ladybird Books is delighted to extend its much-loved and award-winning Baby Touch book collection as it welcomes the new interactive playbook: Fairy Tales. Colourful and engaging, the latest addition to the series features easy grab tabs, vibrant illustrations and touch-and-feel textures throughout the...

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UK achievements celebrated in new children's book to mark The Queen's Platinum Jubilee

Primary school children across the United Kingdom to receive a free book next year to mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

From: Department for Education and The Rt Hon Nadhim Zahawi MP

Primary school children across the United Kingdom will receive a book that celebrates the achievements of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth over the last 70 years.

The book will be...

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Celebrate the joys of reading for pleasure ahead of National Read a Book Day

National Read a Book Day is on Monday 6 September

Reading isn’t just for National Read a Book Day, but it’s a great opportunity to focus on the benefits of reading for pleasure, says former primary school teacher Laura Steele of education resource experts PlanBee

Although it may look passive, reading is very much an active pastime. Children can learn and develop so many...

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New Children's Book to Help Save the Hedgehogs!

An engaging and beautifully illustrated story for young readers about "Britain's favourite wild mammal" that teaches children all about hedgehogs, what they eat, why they are at risk and how to help them.

  • A book for home or school that adults can read with first readers and that more advanced readers can read by themselves. The book also features two levels of reading
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Award-winning children's author, Boken the dog, launches  two new books and brings strong anti-bullying message to his new website

One of the newest kids’ cartoon characters around is proudly launching his two latest books and a brand-new website. Boken, the Little Dog with the Big Heart is a real life, fun-loving Miniature Schnauzer who lives in Spain with his mum Sara Mastriforte and dad Neil Egerton.

Starting with a few videos and two short books they’d written about Boken, Sara and Neil have created a whole...

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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland has been re-released with entirely BLURRED text to highlight the importance of children’s eyesight


Beloved British children’s book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland has been re-released with entirely BLURRED text and illustrations to highlight the importance of children’s eyesight

The College of Optometrists has re-released one of the best known and most popular works of English literature fiction - Alice’s Adventures...

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New parenting book to get kids talking

A new, illustrated, hardboard book has been launched to aid and develop children’s speech. Published by Little Frog Media, DeeDee and DanDan’s Busy Day is an interactive reading book that has been written by parents of a late talking child.

Following extensive research into how best to support and encourage their son’s vocabulary, Aneta and Mariusz Wojcik established that reading to...

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Making Paper Dolls Activity for Children, based on the book by Julia Donaldson

Julia Donalson’s book ‘The Paper Dolls’ has quickly become one of my daughters favourite bedtime story books. For those of you who haven’t read it, it is a beautiful story about a little girl who makes some paper dolls with her mum. The paper dolls go on an adventure and when they get broken, they go into the little girl’s memory.

I was keen to find an activity that I could do around...

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A Mind of Their Own: Building Your Child’s Emotional Wellbeing in a Post-Pandemic World.

New book ' A Mind of Their Own: Building Your Child’s Emotional Wellbeing in a Post-Pandemic World ' - A toolkit for parents to nurture children’s resilience, amid what senior psychiatrist call a ‘terrifying’ mental health crisis.

“Children and young people are bearing the brunt of the mental health crisis caused by the pandemic, and are at risk of lifelong mental illness,” a report...

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It’s not all good in the (mother)hood

It’s pretty tough, motherhood, isn’t it? Even for a woman who, on the outside, looks like she’s got her shit not only together, but tied up in a gift box with a pretty bow. To quote the great philosophers of Love Island 2017, ‘on paper’, my life is perfect. And somehow, I found myself with post-natal depression; questioning my marriage, my life choices, and my happiness. I was miserable, and...