Children's Reading Hamper ~ Competition Now Closed
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.'
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
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!
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
Available from www.smiggle.co.uk
Bedtime Story Bookmark
Scrabble Cookie Cutters
Scrabble Photo Frame
Human Body Cube Book
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
The Witch With The Glitch: A Halloween 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
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
The only problem is, the strand is Isabelle's source of magic, and she can transform particles of energy into matter.
Miffy in the Snow
£4.99 from Miffyshop.co.uk
Lulu the Lion Cub Learns to Roar
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
It's Your Story
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.
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.
Perfect for: little girls aged 4-9 years. Surprisingly suitable for: Dads to read to their little ones.
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.
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.
Available from: http://www.curious-fox.com/products/life-in-colour/
The Twelve Days of Christmas
Fashion Mash Up
Illustrated by Daisy de Villeneuve, in collaboration with the V&A.
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.
Daisy and Ted's Awesome Adventures
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.
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
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.
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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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.