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Rosemood personalised photo books [AD]

Think back to the most memorable presents you’ve given or received. The chances are, they were deeply personal. Often, they involve photos. There’s nothing quite like a photo book for reliving happy memories. Yet these days, most of us are guilty of not printing off our photos. I am certainly a culprit. It has been in the media numerous times over the years that the children of today are the most photographed generation due to the convenience of phone cameras and digital snaps. Yet they risk growing up with no photos to look back on, because we don’t print them…

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Where Are You? Personalised books from Wonderbly

There’s nothing quite so engaging for children as a personalised book. It’s easy to tune out when you’re reading, or listening to someone read. Drift off into a different world and not really concentrate on what you’re doing. The one thing that always brings you back down to earth though is hearing or reading your name. The Wonderbly Where Are You books ensure that children’s attention can’t possibly drift away because each book is personalised so it’s all about that child. Where are you … ? The original Where Are You book is set in a parallel universe. When ordering…

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Christmas gift ideas for book lovers

Book lovers are my favourite people to buy Christmas gifts for. Books are also my favourite gift to receive. If you’re buying for someone you know well, it’s a gift you can put a lot of thought into. Find out what they’ve already read, which genres they love and what sort of book they’re looking for next. You might just buy their new favourite book, or inspire them with the gift you choose. For adults Life Force: The Revolutionary 7-Step Plan For Optimum Energy by Susan Scott Life Force is a practical, interactive book to guide you to improved energy…

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Book recommendations for primary school children September 2019

This month, the girls and I are continuing on our search for engaging books for primary school children. A summer of bedtime stories has finally got us through Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Without pausing for breath we’ve moved straight on to The Goblet of Fire. Aside from that, we’ve been looking for books they enjoy reading themselves to keep up their reading ability during the holidays. Plus, audio books have helped us out on long car journeys. We’ve found some really gorgeous, engaging books this month that I’m happy to recommend. As always, please do let me…

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Book recommendations for primary school children July 2019

Reading is arguably the most important academic skill a child can learn. It’s the foundation all other subjects are based on. However when our girls reached primary school age, it became increasingly difficult to find books they engaged with. This post combines new releases with old favourites that our girls are loving at the moment. Please do leave me a comment with your own recommendations, we’re always looking for new ideas. Books for Key Stage 1 Little People, Big Dreams series My sister bought two books from the Little People, Big Dreams series for Lia’s birthday. We have Rosa Parks…

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