BLOG: Toppsta Summer Reading Bingo!

Toppsta, the UK’s leading children’s book review community with over 45,000 reviews, has created its very own Summer Reading Bingo! This 12-page pack is free to download and is the perfect resource for keeping primary school children entertained throughout the summer holidays, encouraging them to engage with new and much-loved reads through play. Download here now! All you need to do is download and print your Toppsta Summer Reading Bingo pack, find the Bingo Card page and complete the mission of reading six books from the different categories (a picture book, a funny book, an illustrated book, a book about

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REVIEW: The Woodland Explorer Box from Explorer Tots

Explorer Boxes are inspired by STEM and outdoors themes, they are aimed at ages 3-8 years and come with four exciting activities to get stuck in to. We received the Woodland themed box for review and were very impressed at the size of the box, and it was packed full! Inside there were large envelopes, each one with an activity in. Activity one – Create a Hedgehog Nest. Included is a large pack of clay, leaf shapes to cut out, eyes and noses for the hedgehogs and instructions, the only thing you need to provide yourself for this activity is

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REVIEW: The Hair Helper

I have no idea how many hours I have spent over the last few years trying to find hairbands, clips and hairbrushes for our girls. I’m sure we have bought hundreds over the years, yet first thing in the morning they become invisible, only turning up in bizarre places and when you don’t need them! The Hair Helper is customisable storage for hair accessories and we were very pleased to be able to receive one of them for review. You can choose the frame colour you would like along with a fantastic choice of coloured ribbons for the inside, you

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BLOG: BookLife Children’s Book Award 2019

A dog that loses its bark, an Indiana Jones-esque penguin and a wondrous dinosaurium are all shortlisted for the Children’s Book Award 2019 – chosen and voted for entirely by children. The Children’s Book Award 2019 shortlist has been announced. Among those shortlisted are previously-shortlisted author Lisa Thompson and ‘Artemis Fowl’ creator Eoin Colfer. Who will win? Children nationwide are now invited to vote for their favourite of the ten shortlisted books. The deadline for online voting is 12.00 noon Friday 10th May.  The category winners and the author of the best children’s book published in the 2018 nomination period

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