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Animal Explorers and Experts

Animal Explorers and Experts

We love a bit of book post here at RR HQ. But it warms my heart when books arrive that are destined to be friends! I love a good book pairing and when these books arrived, I knew they'd go well together. Let me introduce to you Wilfred and Olbert's Wild Chase and two...

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Monkeycow Book Launch with @Mr_SJS

Monkeycow Book Launch with @Mr_SJS

  STUART SPENDLOW is the author of number one best-seller PENGUINPIG, The Art of Being A Brilliant Primary Teacher and now MONKEYCOW. Fresh on the heels of the UK stage show tour of PENGUINPIG, Stuart is here to tell us all about the world of MONKEYCOW in an...

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Crazy About Cats by @owendaveydraws

Crazy About Cats by @owendaveydraws

Reviewed by Mrs Mac. Well, just the look of the vibrant front cover! Wow! Who wouldn’t want to pick up this book to see what’s inside? http://www.owendavey.com/Crazy-about-Cats The end papers are divine. The movement imbued...

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Story Hunting at @thestorybarn

Story Hunting at @thestorybarn

Find out about The Story Barn here. Since our visit last week, my 5 year old keeps asking if we can go back to "the story farm". I kind of like the way she calls it a farm! Farms are about growing and that's exactly what...

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Tiny Tantrum by Caroline Crowe and Ella Okstad

Tiny Tantrum by Caroline Crowe and Ella Okstad

If you know a young child – or even if you’re in touch with the child within – then this is a book for you. Tiny Tantrum isn’t keen on putting on her coat, brushing her teeth, taking turns or eating the dreaded broccoli. When these occasions arise, it’s time to grab...

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Big Hid by Roisin Swales

Big Hid by Roisin Swales

Honestly, I have never met a Flying Eye book that I didn't get on with…and Big Hid doesn't disappoint! "Big and Little are a great team." As opening lines go, this is fabulously succinct and sets the scene to perfection....

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Books to make their face light up!

Books to make their face light up!

Isn't it great when you discover a series of books you'd not seen before?! I don't know how it took me so long to discover these beauties, but at least I've found them now. This clever little series of...

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You should walk in my shoes!

You should walk in my shoes!

You should walk in my shoes! Empathy Day - 13th June: Walking in someone else's shoes - that's what I think of when I think of empathy. Then, of course, this kind of image pops into my head. I remember it well: putting on my mum's shoes, her rings, carrying her...

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Poles, Places and Proper-Good Books!

Poles, Places and Proper-Good Books!

Books, and by that I mean great-quality, well-written (and illustrated) books, can fire up children's imaginations; stir up enthusiasm and questions; and follow their interests. Books are proper good!!!! This joyous bundle of boss (yes, I'm a scouser!) books will do...

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Ivy and the lonely Raincloud by Katie Harnett

Ivy and the lonely Raincloud by Katie Harnett

Thank you to Flying Eye Books for this lovely book. We love to receive beautiful books in the post. The lovely Mrs Mac has written this review for you - enjoy! A lovely book! I love the illustrations; the fact that there are varied faces with differing skin tones. The...

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