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Christmas Picks for Preschoolers

After the Christmas picks for Babies and Toddlers, here is a selection of books for preschoolers!

Christmas Picks for Babies & Toddlers

Poo Bum Simon on TV

Need recommendations? Let’s start with a selection of books for babies and toddlers…

Longest Breakfast Read Aloud

Don’t leave childhood without… by The Children’s Bookshop

Our wonderful friends from The Children’s Bookshop shared with us their list of best children’s books that every child should have read/been read. The Lorax by Dr Seuss Bad Jelly the Witch by Spike Milligan The Giant Jam Sandwich by John Vernon Lord Dogger by Shirley Hughes Mog: The Forgetful Cat by Judith Kerr The Tiger Who… Read more »

Yours Sincerely Giraffe- New York Public Library Top 10

Your Sincerely, Giraffe has been chosen in the New York Public Library Top Ten Best Books 2017!

List of standalone mysteries by Cait from Time Out Bookstore

Cait – from Time Out Bookstore – gave us her a list of standalone mysteries. They are really clever puzzles with very satisfying endings. The Song of Seven   by Tonke Dragt The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin York by Laura Ruby Clementine Loves Red   by Krystyna Boglar From the Mixed Up Files of… Read more »

Best books to read to a pre-school child by The Children’s Bookshop

Our wonderful friends from The Children’s Bookshop shared with us their list of best children’s books to read to a pre-school child: Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle Where is the Green Sheep?   by Mem Fox & Judy Horacek Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes by Mem… Read more »

That’s Not A Hippopotamus – Read Aloud

Curiously Good End of Year Party

Gecko Press warmly invites you to toast the festive season with us! When: Saturday 25 November 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm: come along with your children for storytime, workshops with Juliette MacIver (from 3 yrs) & Paul Beavis (from 9 yrs),  do some Christmas shopping – The Children’s Bookshop staff will give you their best advice! 7.30 pm to late: enjoy drinks (homemade Curiously Good… Read more »

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