Blog Posts tagged: parents

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The Art of Picture Books

Picture books have an ability to transport children into worlds they may never have imagined, so should be cherished for as long as possible.

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7 Splendid Summer Events for Kids

Brilliant bookish events for kids all summer, from The Jungle Book to the Gruffalo.

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Our Top 5 Funny Bits from Picture Books

Our Top 5 Funny Bits from Picture Books

From bottoms-and-pants silliness to more subtle humour, picture books are a joyous source of laughs. Here are 5 of our favourite moments

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The Top 5 Likeable Villains in Children's Books

They're murderers, thieves, pirates and mercenaries - but this bunch of misfits will probably steal your heart too. Who are your favourite villains? Let us know in the comments!

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Bookbug Author Spotlight: Mike Brownlow

Ten Little Pirates author, Mike Brownlow, encourages us to get children jumping into the air and inventing their own sea monsters in our latest author spotlight

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Bookbug Detective: Making Bedtime Reading Fun

Bookbug Detective shares some tips and book recommendations for bedtime reading

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Why Bedtime Reading Matters

Find out more about the benefits of sharing a book at bedtime with your little ones

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5 Ways to Make the Most of Bedtime Reading

Find out how you can make the most of bedtime reading

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Bookbug Detective: Taking Books Outdoors

Book recommendations and reading tips for sharing stories outdoors with your little ones.

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Has autism been served well by children's fiction?

We celebrate World Autism Awareness Day with some fantastic new book lists

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