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6 children's books for the winter holidays

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Books make the perfect present - they can be read time and time again, look beautiful and can be kept forever. These are my top 6 books for the holidays and they are not all about Christmas.   Len Legsworth: Trapped in the Attic A beautiful debut by Ruth Watson and Andy J. Miller. This book is not purely about Christmas but follows arachnoid Len Legsworth and his hunt for somewhere warm and safe during the winter months. He happens upon the attic and there he finds some friends. This book is an introduction to the changing seasons as well as making spiders seem...

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Halloween Activity Sheets

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Bat Flyer Spook your friends with our Bat Flyer! Create your own paper bat, fly it or hang it as a decoration! Download now Bat Flyer - DIY Edition Spook your friends with our Bat Flyer! Use whatever colours you like to make your bat the spookiest! Download now Ghost Flyer Spook your friends with our Ghost Flyer! Leave your ghost white or add sparkles and colour. Too nice to fly? Spook your friends by using it as a hanging decoration. Download now

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6 Children's Books for Halloween

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With the 31st October just around the corner here are our top picks for Halloween books... No Such Thing This is an amazing book, a different way of celebrating and looking at Halloween, especially with younger children who are easily spooked! Follow fearless Georgia as she has all the explanations and none of the fear when it comes to the strange happenings in her home. Ghoulish and ghostly activities are abundant in this beautifully illustrated book - a wonderful read to help with the Halloween jitters!   Jabberwocky These books look at a range of early skills so that children...

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Hello, I’m Daisy, and this is Telling Tales

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I’m Daisy, and this is Telling Tales – an online book shop specialising in illustrated children's books. I’ve always had a thing for children’s books, I can’t imagine who wouldn’t, but having two daughters under the age of 5 has fuelled that to the point where I had to share it. Our girls love all sorts of books, some are classics, some are family favourites, some are awful but lure them in with glitter and princesses. That’s fine, they like a trashy read now and then, just like me. I spend my time searching for books that will inspire and...

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