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Book list: Reimagined classics

On Wednesday 4th March, The Children’s Bookshop in Kilbirnie will be hosting illustrators Giselle Clarkson, Kieran Rynhart and Kimberly Andrews, to discuss how they approached reillustrating the work and characters of iconic writers.

Your child’s brain on books

Have you ever wondered what’s going on inside your child’s brain as you’re reading to them? For the first time, scientists are now able to see the way stories grow children’s brains. Their research shows that while sharing picture books seems straightforward, it’s engaging your child’s brain in deep ways. 

Why we are publishing Tell Me

Sexuality, bodies and puberty are delicate subjects. Many find them embarrassing, awkward or even too controversial to talk about, let alone with their children.

Christmas picks for preschoolers

The Visitor, The 2018 New York Times/New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children’s Books

Here we are in the month before Christmas!

Need recommendations? Here is our selection of books for preschoolers… You can also contact us for tailored advice.

Christmas picks for babies & toddlers

Here we are in the month before Christmas!

Need recommendations? Let’s start with a selection of books for babies and toddlers… next week you’ll get a selection of our best books for preschoolers! You can also contact us for tailored advice.

October competition winner: Scary books

For Halloween, our readers told us about some of their favourite spooky, scary books. And we got some bonus scary stories too! Kathryn likes Nick Sharratt’s What’s in the Witch’s Kitchen?  Sonia’s favourite was the classic The Witches by Roald Dahl. Kate tells us that Sammy’s favourite is Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice… Read more »

Book list: Puberty books for all ages

In November, we are releasing Tell Me, a book full of answers to real questions from 8-year-olds, covering what they really want to know about bodies, sex and emotions. Ella Sharpe, manager of the Younger Sun Bookshop in Yarraville, Australia has provided us with a great list of other popular books on this topic.