Children's Reading Hamper

Win A Children's Reading Hamper
 

Children's Reading Hamper ~ Competition Now Closed

Winners Are:

Sharon Martin from the UK: She said: 'Wow! Thank You so much, what a lovely surprise. Looking forward to sharing these books with my daughter, niece & nephew.'
and
Brook Tayla from Australia. She said: ''Thank you so much for organising the Christmas Reading Hamper competition - I am very excited to be one of the winners.

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Christmas Reading Hamper

As a Mum or Dad who loves reading, our Christmas Reading Hamper ... with lots of fabulous prizes for big children who also love reading! The Christmas Reading Hamper includes another bundle of books from Steve Robinson, Dean Crawford, Allison Maruska and Vincent Zandri, plus many more authors.

Other great prizes in the hamper include a perfume called ‘Paperback’ that smells of a bookstore, video editing software, novel writing software and loads of other reading related prizes. So it should be a fantastic hamper to end the year!

 

Christmas Hamper Prizes ~ Value £225.00

Watch this space, lots more prizes being added every day! If you enter you could win one of these fantastic prizes below, plus a bundle of books to read over Christmas and New Year.

Rory's Story Cubes

Imagine telling stories that are dynamic, interactive, fun and randomly generated. Imagine never being stuck for an idea ever again.

Rory’s Story Cubes® is the original pocket story generator that started the StoryCube movement and inspired creativity and storytelling across the globe.  Rory’s Story Cubes® is the pocket-sized creative story generator that encourages creativity, develops social confidence, enhances language development skills and creates connections and unique moments between people young and old alike.

Housed in a compact magnetic box, StoryCubes are perfect for telling stories wherever you go.

Available from www.amazon.co.uk RRP £10.99, ages 6+

Personalised Treasure Island Novel

This fantastic personalised ‘Treasure Island’ novel from Born Gifted is perfect for any child interested in reading.  The classic swashbuckling adventure by Robert Louis Stevenson is now available with your child as the star!  win a personalised copy of treasure island

That’s right; you get to swap the lead character ‘Jim Hawkins’ for any name you choose to be printed throughout the entire text! What better way to encourage your child to read a classic piece of literature than by making them the star of the story!  What’s more you can even have a personal message printed on the inside cover making this an ideal gift.

This personalised soft back book is also available in other classic titles, for example why not join your band of merry men in Sherwood Forest and take on the role of ‘Robin Hood’ or perhaps become Rattie’s best friend Mole in the charming ‘Wind in the Willows’ by Kenneth Grahame.  Alternatively a little girl can magically step into Dorothy’s ruby slippers in ‘The Wizard of Oz’ or journey through the rabbit hole in place of Alice in ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’.

These fabulous personalised novels are a must have for any child’s book shelf and we think any one of them would make a wonderful stocking filler this Christmas.

Price £12.99 (Free Delivery)
Treasure Island Novel available here http://www.borngifted.co.uk/baby-gifts/product/BG-2468.
Other titles available from the website www.borngifted.co.uk

 

Mystical Owl Light

This mystical owl will make a perfect night light for your child's room. Turn on and gently shake and see the mystical lights dance around. Available in Blue, Pink and Purple.
Price £15.00
Available from www.smiggle.co.uk
 

Bedtime Story Bookmark

Just lie the Bedtime Story Bookmark on your page before you go to sleep and his sticking-out feet will help you easily locate the page where you stopped reading.
 
This is an ideal gift for any bookworm but it makes reading to your kids much more fun when they have to find the place in the story by tugging on the funny feet sticking out of their favourite book.
£4.99
 

 

 

Scrabble Cookie Cutters

Have fun with your kids and create your own personalized cookie messages with this great set of Scrabble Cookie Cutters.
A set of 26 cookie cutter moulds in the style of everyone's favourite word game, you can make individual letter cookies or use them to decorate larger bakes with customized scrabble tiled messages. Helps your children to enjoy cooking and healthy eating and at the same time improves their reading skills!
£9.99
 

Scrabble Photo Frame

Personalize your favourite photos with the Scrabble Photo Frame.
Featuring magnetic tiles from the iconic word game, you can write messages above, below, or all around your most treasured snapshots.
So whether it's the name of a person or place, or just a few words to capture the moment, the Scrabble Photo Frame is a great new way to display your photographs. Better still, improve your child's reading and writing by spelling out their names or names of their family featured in the photo frame.
 
 
 
 
 

Human Body Cube Book

The Human Body Cube Book from ZooBooKoo is a book you just can’t put down.  Packed with information, in a tactile format, a Book Cube is a clever twelve-sided cube which turns inside out to reveal facts and figures. 
 
The Human Body Cube Book is about the systems in the human body: heart, lungs, water works, digestion, skeleton, nerves, muscles, brain…  
Cube Books intrigue all ages and the range includes thirteen titles for ages from 3 to 103 including Alphabet, Dinosaurs, Europe, Planets, World Football, Times Tables among others. 

The Cube Book range is the brainchild of ZooBooKoo, a family run business which designs and produces affordable fun learning toys and games which deliver bite-size chunks of learning with lots of fun and intrigue.

Cube Books retail at around £7.50

Available from www.zoobookoo.com
 
 
 

The Witch With The Glitch: A Halloween Adventure

Nina, Ivy and Oswald know a huge secret. There is a hidden room in the Lost Bookshop and the books inside are magic, transporting the children to untold adventure.

When they find themselves zapped by the wand of a witch with a glitch they begin a race against time to reverse the spell. They must find the mysterious Izzy before the clock strikes midnight on Halloween or risk being stuck in the fairytale land forever.

The Witch with the Glitch is an exciting, funny and thrilling chapter book for middle grade readers that’s sure to have you desperate for just one more page.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Lee and Pat: A Child's Introduction to Reading

This entertaining new series of simplified, illustrated readers has been developed specifically in order to enable young children to learn to read by themselves, with only minimal help from parents or teachers.
To see ALL the Word by Word graded readers, please visit their website at: wordbywordseries.com

The first two books in the 12-book series have been made available for FREE. This is so that parents and teachers can, at no cost, judge for themselves how the books are able to rapidly, systematically and effectively develop children's confidence and competence in reading.

This book, Lee and Pat, is the first book in the Word by Word series. It is intended for English-speaking children learning to read as well as children learning English as a second or foreign language. In this first early reader, we meet the teacher, Lee, Pat and their very clever dog, Kim.

This dog is so clever he can even READ what the children write!

 
 
 

The Silver Strand: A Middle Grade Fantasy With Magic, Dragons, Fairies and Toads

Ever since twelve year old Isabelle Tresdon’s silver strand of hair sprouted, it’s been nothing but trouble: bleeding pink dust and sparking like a firecracker.
 
Refusing to be known as the girl with the freaky, grandma hair, she wishes it never grew and the hair withers and tarnishes.

The only problem is, the strand is Isabelle's source of magic, and she can transform particles of energy into matter.

 
It's also her ticket into Mastermind Academy, a secret school inside the hollow earth. Five days remain before the strand drains her magic and life, forcing Isabelle into a deal with two trickster Masterminds to save it.
 
But what she doesn't count on is that there is more at stake than just her life.
 
 

Miffy in the Snow

It's snowing and Miffy wants to go and play. She rides her sledge, skates on the frozen river and even makes a snowman - in the snow she finds a little bird who is too cold so Miffy helps him to build a little house to keep him warm.
 
Award-winning UK poet, Tony Mitton, has worked closely with Dick Bruna's Dutch publisher to create new translations for the classic Miffy stories that are true to the books' original voice.
 
Yet they have a contemporary feel to the language that makes them appealing to the modern young audience.
 
The translations beautifully convey the warmth and friendliness of the original Dutch whilst maintaining a style that is inimitably Miffy.’

£4.99 from Miffyshop.co.uk

 
 

Lulu the Lion Cub Learns to Roar

Fly to the grasslands of Tanzania in Africa for lots of yoga fun!

Lulu the lion cub has not learned how to roar yet. This makes her feel really frustrated and angry.

With the help of Mindy the chimp, Ernie the elephant, George the giraffe and her other friends, Lulu learn ways of dealing with her anger and she finally finds that roar … just when danger threatens them all!

Join Jaime from the Cosmic Kids YouTube yoga adventures to help Lulu manage her feelings and find her roar. Copy Jaime to act out the story and learn the yoga. It's easy!

Includes tips from Jaime for helping kids learn yoga. Watch her doing yoga and learn more about the Cosmic Kids phenomenon at www.cosmickids.com.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lulu-Lion-Cub-Learns-Roar/dp/178028957X

 

Norris the Seahorse Beats the Bullies

The hugely successful Cosmic Kids YouTube channel helps children discover yoga by joining presenter Jaime on monthly yoga adventures, each one a story featuring a loveable animal character that achieves something amazing.

Aimed at 4 to 8-year-olds, the Cosmic Kids yoga books offer children a chance to take the yoga more slowly than is possible in a fast-moving video, to spend more time in their favourite poses, and also to enjoy reading or listening to the story.

Each book is themed around a specific area of wellbeing - in the case of Norris, this is self-confidence and dealing with bullying. In this adventure we go underwater to meet the little seahorse Norris, who's so excited to be joining the Best Fish in the Sea club. Unfortunately, there are a few bullies in the club who do their best to make him feel bad about himself.

With the help of his true friends, Norris learns to take pride in who he is, long nose, slow swimming and all. He starts up the Being Me club, and soon finds that everyone wants to be friends with him.

With bright illustrations, the books are designed to mirror the Cosmic Kids look, and to allow children to get to know a range of characters from the Cosmic Kids shows. There's also information at the back to help parents and teachers introduce children to yoga, even if they don't practise yoga themselves.
 

Rodda's clotted cream has created a new book as part of its 125th anniversary celebrations this year.
 
It’s called The Great Cream Robbery (5+) and tells the story of Merryn the criminal cat and the lengths she will go to have just one lick of her favourite Cornish, golden crusted, clotted cream.

 

There's Not One

This joyous debut from well-known writer and editor Jennifer Higgie (Frieze Magazine) celebrates both the individual and the diversity of the world around us.

In kaleidoscopic colour, Higgie takes young readers on a journey from some of life’s most important things (baked beans!) to some of life’s biggest wonders (stars!).

The perfect early picture book for budding art lovers!

Available from Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Theres-Not-One-Jennifer-Higgie/dp/1925228819/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1476797220&sr=8-1&keywords=9781925228816

 

Little Mouse

Little Mouse has lots to do … and quite a lot of things he’d rather not do!

A day in the life of a toddler is a busy one ― as all parents know ― and Little Mouse’s day is no exception.

Between getting dressed, going to childcare, eating dinner, and making time for splashing in puddles, Little Mouse has a lot to do … and a lot to say ‘no’ to!

This warm and humorous picture book from well-loved Finnish author/illustrator Riikka Jäntti introduces Little Mouse ― a small kid with a big personality ― who parents and childen will relate to instantly.

In Little Mouse, everyday life combines with the wonder of early childhood to produce a captivating story that’s sure to become a read-aloud favourite.

Available from Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Little-Mouse-Riikka-Jantti/dp/1925228762/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1476797249&sr=8-1&keywords=9781925228762

 

 

I Am Doodle Cat

I Am Doodle Cat is a cheerful children’s book here to encourage imagination, celebration of the things you love, and finding the magic in silliness.

Written by Kat Patrick, with delightful illustrations by Lauren Marriott, this book shows a tomato-red Doodle Cat rejoicing in everyday pleasures such as swimming in the ocean, wearing a favourite onesie, and playing guitar.

Whatever your age, I Am Doodle Cat reminds you of the universe’s splendidness, and above all, to remember to love YOU!

Available from Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Am-Doodle-Cat-Kat-Patrick/dp/1925228460/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1476797273&sr=8-1&keywords=9781925228465

 

 

 

 

The Cat That Got The Cream

Merryn Malone is the cleverest cat criminal in Cornwall. Out prowling one day, she comes across the greatest vat of clotted cream ever made.  She knows she has to have it, but she needs a plan – and an accomplice. 

 
What she doesn’t know is that she’ll also have to get past the cleverest cows in Cornwall – and they’re ready for her.  Will the cat and her new friend get the cream?
 
A criminal cat, clever cows and Cornish clotted cream come together in this imaginative children’s tale, created by Rodda’s to mark its 125th anniversary.
 
‘The Great Cream Robbery’ tells the adventurous story of Merryn the criminal cat and the lengths she will go to have just one lick of golden crusted clotted cream. Beautiful language and illustrations throughout the book bring to life a passion and love for cream teas in fun-filled pages.
 
The book is available to purchase from the Rodda’s website: www.roddas.co.uk
 

It's Your Story

Early learning ABC and/or Numbers books are perfect for those children staring school who want a “head” start!
 
They are A4 in size, softback (£17.50) and hardback (£20). Delivery 2 to 3 days.
 
 
 
 

Wisdom For The Young

Libbla Kelly has written this amazing, 'mindful' notebook for children. (age 8 up)  As you flick through Wisdom While You Work, you'll realise there really isn't a book on the market like Libbla's.

Full of core values and life lessons, these 'pass me down' pearls of wisdom prove to be an invaluable present to hand down to the young. Book sales are high in schools as well as at home!

Her tear and share section in the middle is a great idea - simple but so effective. The book is selling the book for £10 (until Christmas) but it  usually retails at  £11.99.

Available at http://wisdomwhileyouwork.com/

 
 

Daddy Do My Hair

Daddy Do My Hair? Beth's Twists is a book that celebrates fathers and natural curly hair.

 
It’s a simple and beautifully illustrated rhyming story that makes for great parent-child reading time; something which has been proven to greatly aid children’s literacy.
 
Daddy and Beth are characters that everyone - including a severely underrepresented demographic - can identify with and enjoy reading about. This is the first in the Daddy Do My Hair? series.
Perfect for: little girls aged 4-9 years. Surprisingly suitable for: Dads to read to their little ones.Sa

Baker's Magic

Bee is an orphan, alone in a poor, crumbling kingdom. In desperation, she steals a bun from a bakery. To Bee’s surprise, the baker offers her a place at his shop.

 
As she learns to bake, Bee discovers that she has a magical power. When a new friend desperately needs her help against an evil mage, Bee wonders what a small orphan girl with only a small bit of magic can do.
 
Bee’s journey to help her friend becomes a journey to save the kingdom, and a discovery of the meaning of family.

Available from: http://www.curious-fox.com/products/baker-s-magic-2/

Life in Colour


Calling all teenagers and teens at heart! Packed with over forty five designs, ranging from basic to intricate, these edgy pieces of art are just waiting for you to add your creative flair.

 
A practice space for the budding artist, a gallery of contemporary artwork, and a canvas for your creativity, this book will inspire you to embrace your inner teen, be it band geek, party animal, or daydreamer and colour away!

Available from: http://www.curious-fox.com/products/life-in-colour/

 
 
 
 
 

The Twelve Days of Christmas

In collaboration with William Morris and the V&A
This stunning book is our beautiful higher-end offering aimed at the gifting market; and will appeal to children, adults and parents of all ages. 
 
Designed using carefully handpicked original William Morris prints, this cloth bound and gilded edition featuring the words from the timeless ‘Twelve days of Christmas’ carol is set to be a future classic.
 
 

Fashion Mash Up

Illustrated by Daisy de Villeneuve, in collaboration with the V&A.

A second title in our gorgeous set of V&A publishing, FASHION MASH UP is a craft-come-history non-fiction hardback, featuring pop out dolls, more than 250 carefully selected outfit pieces, over 2000 luxury stickers and hundreds of facts, tips and tricks all about the fashion industry, fashion through the ages, making your own clothes, and designers inspirations.
 
Designs from Alexander McQueen, Chanel, Vivienne Westwood and many more houses are packed into this incredibly beautiful, fun and contemporary looking book, boldly illustrated by Daisy de Villeneuve herself following her sell-out Topshop collaboration of a few years ago.
 
Children, teens, adults, fashion fans and creative art students alike will love the chance to create their very own one-off #ootd’s, using iconic pieces and accessories from the past century!
 
 

The World In My Kitchen

Sally Brown and Kate Morris launched The Purple Kitchen Company in 2000 to promote the power of food education for young children through schools, courses and the media.

 
They deliver original food training to schools and local authorities supported by their educational publication, Get Cooking in the Classroom.
 
In 2008 they beat over 1000 proposed ideas to win a commission with BBC CBeebies for the education zone with I Can Cook, which has now run to 4 series and a total of 104 episodes, and has been sold into 150 countries worldwide.
 
They developed the I Can Cook brand, including two books, two CBeebies Special magazines, an equipment range with Lakeland Plastics and a live show with Butlins.
 
They have also contributed to national press, including Good Food Magazine, delicious and Nursery World.

Available from: Amazon link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/World-My-Kitchen-Recipes-Discover/dp/1848992971/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1478254797&sr=8-1&keywords=the+world+in+my+kitchen

 
 

Daisy and Ted's Awesome Adventures

Stories should be as diverse as the people who read them, but there are very few children’s books with a deaf character, so National Deaf Children’s Society created Daisy and Ted’s Awesome Adventures.
 
They hope it helps deaf children feel included and understood, and gets hearing children thinking about deafness, but ultimately it’s an exciting adventure story that any child can enjoy.

The story follows a deaf girl and her hearing best friend as they travel through time and space, meeting everyone from monsters and magicians to dragons and dinosaurs.

 
Daisy’s deafness sometimes poses challenges, but she always finds a creative solution – for example, using sign language on board a noisy pirate ship and asking aliens to tuck their tentacles away from their mouths when talking so that she can read their lips!

There is more information at www.ndcs.org.uk/awesomeadventures and it will be available to buy there for £6.99 from mid-November.

 
 

My Kingdom Books

My Kingdom Books, the world's first augmented reality personalised pop-up book uses audio narration and 3D animation to transform children's stories into an engaging, educational and interactive experience.
 
My Kingdom Books works by creating an entire story of unique characters all based upon the spelling of a child's name. it's suitable for ages 1-8 and is a great gift for the child who seems to have everything.

Using the My Kingdom Books application on your iOS or Android device, the story is brought to life through audio and visual movement - fantastic for little tech lovers who can't seem to get enough of your phone.

 
The augmented reality technology, in conjunction with the reading component, enhances the way children learn and read through improved imagination.

My Kingdom Books is available here: http://www.mykingdombooks.com/ for purchase here and retail for £19 with free postage and packaging globally.

 

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The Twelve Days of Christmas – in collaboration with William Morris and the V&A
This stunning book is our beautiful higher-end offering aimed at the gifting market; and will appeal to children, adults and parents of all ages. Designed using carefully handpicked original William Morris prints, this cloth bound and gilded edition featuring the words from the timeless ‘Twelve days of Christmas’ carol is set to be a future classic. Publishing 03/11/16.

FASHION MASH UP –illustrated by Daisy de Villeneuve, in collaboration with the V&A
A second title in our gorgeous set of V&A publishing, FASHION MASH UP is a craft-come-history non-fiction hardback, featuring pop out dolls, more than 250 carefully selected outfit pieces, over 2000 luxury stickers and hundreds of facts, tips and tricks all about the fashion industry, fashion through the ages, making your own clothes, and designers inspirations. Designs from Alexander McQueen, Chanel, Vivienne Westwood and many more houses are packed into this incredibly beautiful, fun and contemporary looking book, boldly illustrated by Daisy de Villeneuve herself following her sell-out Topshop collaboration of a few years ago. Children, teens, adults, fashion fans and creative art students alike will love the chance to create their very own one-off #ootd’s, using iconic pieces and accessories from the past century! Published 27/10/16.

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