BLOG: Scholastic Lollies 2018 Shortlist

SCHOLASTIC UK ANNOUNCE LOLLIES 2018 SHORTLIST OF FUNNIEST BOOKS IN CHILDREN’S LITERATURE Michael Rosen, children’s novelist, poet and former Children’s Laureate, today announced the shortlist for the 2018 Laugh Out Loud Awards (The Lollies), a set of awards, now in its third year, created by Scholastic UK, to celebrate the funniest children’s books. Having long championed humorous books for children, Rosen said of the shortlist: “Anyone around children looking for books to have them giggling and laughing over and over again, these 12 books will do the job.  They are infectious and contagious and dangerous!  Children will want to read

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BLOG: Painting, Hiding & Finding Stones

Painting rocks is the craze currently sweeping the nation. For those of you who haven’t come across decorated stones subtlty hidden along footpaths, in parks and around beaches then here’s what it is all about! People collect stones and then decorate them using a variety of different mediums. Most commonly they are painted, but we have also seen coloured Sharpie pens and nail varnish used. If you want your stone designs to last longer you can use a clear varnish over the top of them. On one side you can draw anything you like, and on the back you will

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BLOG & REVIEW: Mumboss by Vicki Psarias

Vicki Psarias set up The Honest Mum blog and in her new book, Mumboss – The Honest Mum’s Guide to Surviving and Thriving at Work and at Home, she covers many topics such as when and if you should return to work after having a baby and juggling home/work life balance. Read our review of her book here. An extract from Mumboss: On the other hand, many mothers don’t feel ready to return to work at the end of their allocated maternity leave, so listen to your body and mind, and work out a way to make yourself happy. If

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BLOG & REVIEW: The Mystery of the Colour Thief by Ewa Jozefkowicz

The Mystery of the Colour Thief – Book Review Izzy’s mum is in a coma after a car accident – and Izzy thinks it is her fault. Brave Izzy is trying to hold everything together but then the colours start to disappear from the mural her mother painted. What is happening? A meeting with her new neighbour, Toby, sets Izzy off on a new course. Toby is paralysed after a skateboarding accident, but still maintains a positive attitude which works wonders for Izzy. These two people can still save others and restore confidence when they find a nest of cygnets

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BLOG: Superhero Jetpack Backpack!

Taken from the brilliant Superhero Craft Book from Button Books. Parents in Touch have 5 copies to giveaway this months. See the Giveaways Page to find out how to enter. Jetpack Backpack If flying isn’t your super power, have no fear! This jetpack can get superheroes to the scene of the crime in no time. The pack doubles up as a backpack to store snacks, drinks, and all other superhero essentials. You will need: 1 x shoebox with a lid, approx. 12 x 7in (30 x 18cm) Red acrylic paint Paintbrush Scissors Gold duct tape 1 x sheet each of

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