The shortlist for the prize this year are;
Hamnet by Maggie o’Farrell
Girl, Woman, Other by Bernadine Evaristo
A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes
Dominicana by Angie Cruz and The Mirror and the Light by Hilary Mantel Continue reading “Women’s Prize Shortlist”
See Younger Readers page for more new releases
Test your powers of observation, have a look in the children’s window this week and find the odd one out.
The World of Tom Gates by Liz Pichon
Watch a video made by Ollie Higman – Hall age 9
and a half. Ollie has dyslexia and had found reading quite a challenge until last year he met . . . . . . . .
TOM GATES !!
Written in diary form Full of Tom’s doodles and pictures & his amazing sense of humour The Brilliant World of Tom Gates, the first in the series, was the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize! Perfect gifts for boys & girls who love to laugh themselves silly this updated edition comes with trading cards.
Click here to https://lizpichon.com/news/the-next-tom-gates-book-cover-reveal ‘Ten Ttemendous Tales out June 2020,
Just released by Nosy Crow Publishers a free information book explaining the Coronavirus to children, illustrated by Gruffalo illustrator, Axel Scheffler.
Go to our Younger Readers page
Don’t forget, during this difficult time for us all, we will take your book orders and have them home delivered to your doorstep. Whether it’s books for children or adults, we will do our best to get them to you as quickly as we can . . . we know what it’s like to run out of books to read to the children, or not to have anything for yourself to read. While we are ‘staying at home’ or ‘self isolating’ just phone, email or contact us via this website and get yourself some books!
A huge thank you to all our customers who are supporting us and done just that! xx
Keep safe and well everyone.
Go to the Younger Readers page for the Dinky Donkey Story!
‘Elevenses’ David Walliams is reading a short story at 11am everyday.
Adults: Make a cuppa and settle down with the children and share!
Children: Make sure your responsible adult is sitting down with you and enjoy some hilarious fun with David Walliams!
click on the link https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/https:
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However, we will continue to take orders for books which will be sent directly to your home.
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REMEMBER MOST IMPORTANTLY, SOCIAL DISTANCING. NO LESS THAN 2 METRES APART IF YOU ARE NOT IN YOUR OWN GARDEN!
Foraging with Kids by Adel Nozedar
Our Price £9.99 RRP £12.99
In today’s world of increasingly sedentary lifestyles and a growing detachment from the food that we eat, it has never been more important to encourage children to put down their screens, get outside and engage with the natural world around them. Foraging with Kids is a fun, practical book for parents to work through with their children that encourages families to interact with their environment and gain knowledge and practical understanding of the natural world through exploration and play.The projects are based around 50 easy-to-identify plants.
Play the Forest School Way by Jane Worroll
Our Price £9.99 RRP 12.99
This is the first book to share Forest School games, crafts and skill-building activities with families, its magical illustrations and simple instructions drawing children easily into a world of wonder. Be a fox tracking its prey, a moth evading a bat, a rabbit fleeing a forest fire! Make a working bow and arrow, spectacular headdresses, beautiful woodland jewellery, magic wands – all with materials gathered from the forest floor or your own garden. Learn wilderness survival skills: build a shelter, make fire, forage and cook wild food.