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Huey’s book of the week: Would You Rather…

Would you Rather… has been around for a long time, and with good reason. I’ve had it on our shelves for over a decade since Joe was a baby, and I still love it just as much now as I did then. It’s full of those fabulous and distinctive John Burningham illustrations and gives little minds […]

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World Book Day… last minute inspiration!

World Book Day… What? When? Already?! Organised parents around the world who have their kids’ World Book Day costumes ready, I salute you. For me it’s a scramble (again) to pull something together over the next day or two. I think the whole event is great, part of the magic being that a) you get […]

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5 great audiobooks

Following on from last week’s post about why I love audiobooks, I thought I’d give a few recommendations of audiobooks I’ve really enjoyed over the last year. As I mentioned in the last post, I tend to steer clear of any complex stuff when I’m choosing audiobooks – one slightly irksome thing about audiobooks is that […]

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Audiobooks: 5 reasons I love them

I hold up my hands, I know that audiobooks are probably not the coolest thing to be into, but I absolutely bloody love them. I’ve always been a big reader but I do find being a working mum not especially conducive to having loads of time to indulge this, and it’s increasingly rare that I’m able […]

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Kids’ parties: gift buying on a budget

My eldest started school in September; her new Monday to Friday parallel dimension has opened up a whole new world for us including a steady stream of birthday party invites. I’m not complaining as it’s lovely that her new buddies want her to be there for the celebration, but whoa there.. it’s easy to get […]

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Joe’s book of the week: Dark Lord (The Teenage Years)

My 11 year old son Joe has been really keen to contribute to The Curve, so I’m delighted to introduce his first very own post! He loves books, so first up, he’s done his own ‘Book of the Week’ feature, Dark Lord (The Teenage Years) by Jamie Thomson, winner of the 2012 Roald Dahl Funny Prize. […]

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Father’s Day Part 1: 20 great gifts for under £50

It’s that time of year again when women all over the country tear out their hair trying to think of a suitable present for their menfolk aka The Species Most Impossible To Buy For. Or at least, I do. I find buying gifts for my own husband hard enough, but for my own Pops it’s even tougher, […]

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Little Books for Big Questions #2: A New Sibling On The Way

We regularly feature a book that we feel will help those important little people in our lives get their head around some of those big, mind-blowing questions and quandaries. This month it’s a biggie… A new baby in the family. One of the biggest seismic, universe-altering experiences that can happen to a very young soon-to-be big […]

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Huey’s book of the week: Oh No, George!

The second of our regular feature (you can catch the first one here)… our little peoples’ Book Of The Week – this week it’s Huey’s! Oh No, George! by Chris Haughton (Walker Books) “It’s hard work being good all the time. And it’s especially hard for a dog like George!” This book was an instant […]

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Orla’s book of the week: Mr Tiger Goes Wild

The first of our new regular feature… our little peoples’ Book Of The Week – first up, Orla! Mr. Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown (Publisher – Little, Brown and Company) “Everyone was perfectly fine with the way things were. Everyone but Mr. Tiger. And then came the day when Mr. Tiger had a very…wild…idea.” I’m a sucker […]

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