Monthly Parenting Magazine

Best Books this Month


Entertaining, informative and funny books to read out loud this month

Little Creatures


Mice in the City: London – Ami Shin

All across London, mice dressed in top hats and smart overcoats are making their way across town to work. Award-winning South Korean illustrator Ami Shin’s work is a cross between Where’s Wally? and Angelina Ballerina. Every page is teeming with surprises and young children will have something new to spot every time they open the book. And if they like this one, introduce them to Mice in the City: New York next.  £12.95

Thames and Hudson

Bright Eyes


Firefly – Jane Clarke Britta Teckentrump

This stylish picture book features vibrant neon throughout as it invites readers to help a little lost firefly find her way home. The fun interactive text brings Florence Firefly to life.  £11.99

Nosy Crow

Body Art


We’re All Works of Art – Mark Sperring

This striking book celebrates and normalises human diversity by highlighting the many examples of humans as seen in art styles and movements around the world. The lyrical text works well read aloud and the vibrant illustrations are mini-masterpieces in themselves. £11.99

Pavilion Books

Page Turner


My Worst Book Ever! – Allan Ahlberg

This clever story is about the making of a book and all the things that can go wrong. Allan’s idea features a crocodile, but the publishers want a dinosaur and the illustrator’s keen on a hippo… and further problems arrive at the printer.  £10.95
Thames & Hudson

Mindful Tots


Mind Hug – Emily ArberVanessa Lovegrove

Children’s Mental Health Week starts on 6 February and this storybook is all about introducing mindfulness from an early age in a child-friendly way. Part of every book sale goes towards Place2Be’s work in schools. £9.99

Circus House

Reading Week


World Book Day 2018

World Book Day returns on 1 March with its mission to celebrate reading for pleasure and encourage children and young people to read and love books. A stellar line-up of authors, illustrators and events is planned across the country alongside a series of special new works that will cost just £1 or free in exchange for a £1 World Book Day book token. Bestselling children’s authors and illustrators for 2018 include broadcaster Clare Balding, musician Tom Fletcher, comedian Julian Clary and top illustrator David Roberts, sports journalist Gerard Siggins and further favorites Pamela Butchart, Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton and Kes Gray. In addition to these new titles, and completing the line-up, there will be releases from favourite household brands Marvel’s The Avengers, Mr Men and Paddington. The £1 World Book Day book tokens are available to all nursery and schoolchildren in the UK and Ireland.

World Book Day


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