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Monday, 15 January 2018

International Book Giving Day 2018 #BookGivingDay


Last year we participated in International Book Giving Day for the first time by sharing our love of books with our family, friends and local community and guess what? We are planning to do it all again this year and today we are delighted to be able to share with you something very special... the official poster for International Book Giving Day 2018!

Sunday, 14 January 2018

Chapter Book of the Month: NIGHT ZOOKEEPER The Giraffes of Whispering Wood

To mark the start of the new year, we thought we would shake up how we organise our book reviews at Along Came Poppy. So now every month we will be picking our favourite new chapter book, picture book and non-fiction read to share with you. Where possible we will try and feature new releases but from time to time we may throw in an older book that we have read for the first time. It is our way of ensuring we include a fair share of non-fiction (we do read a lot) and of course, chapter books, which we are now reading more of. We do hope you continue to enjoy our reviews and find some book-spiration this year!


Saturday, 13 January 2018

Message in a Bottle: Personalised Books for Kids

We are always on the look out for books that have that "extra something" and recently we came across Message in a Bottle personalised books. Personalised books make such special gifts for children of all ages. Our Message in a Bottle book has been personalised for Mini Reviewer, Izzie.


Sunday, 7 January 2018

Picture Book Wish List 2018

Welcome back, this week we have been scouring the internet for the latest picture book releases to share with you and it looks like 2018 is going to be another fantastic year for filling your bookshelves. After very careful consideration, here are the twelve picture books we are most looking forward to reading in 2018...



Thursday, 4 January 2018

Our Favourite Books of 2017

Hello and Happy New Year! 2017 was a fantastic year for us as a family and also for children's literature! We enjoyed discovering so many amazing books and have already been checking out the new releases lined up for 2018.

We can't wait to share a few of the books we are most looking forward to reading this year. However, before we do, here are the Mini Reviewers' favourite books of 2017. Now with all the stories we read, you may think it would be quite tricky to choose just one each but apparently this is not the case for the Mini Reviewers, here are their FIRM favourite books of 2017.


Monday, 11 December 2017

Festive Delights: The Stink Before Christmas #StinkyStoryTime

From BAFTA-winning children's TV presenters Sam and Mark comes The Stink Before Christmas. Packed full of toilet humour, this new take on the traditional The Night Before Christmas tale may not be my ideal festive read but it has certainly got the Mini Reviewers giggling as we count down to Christmas.



Saturday, 9 December 2017

#GiveABook this Christmas with Scholastic

Have you seen the amazing selection of books in Scholastic's Christmas Bookshop? With over 600 titles from 70 publishers there is bound to be something to inspire every little reader this Christmas. There are some amazing discounts as well as great offers on specially selected bundles. Plus for every order over £10 you can nominate a school or nursery to receive free books. Take a look at our choices and find out how to enter Scholastic's fab #GiveABook competition to win books for a school or nursery of your choice...

The Elf on the Bookshelf: Week 1

Well the first week of Advent seems to have flown by and, just in case you have missed our daily photographs on Instagram, we thought this would be the perfect time to share a round up of the festive books we have been reading, as chosen by our cheeky elf on the bookshelf, Elvis. So if you are looking for a little elf-spiration, you have certainly come to the right place!

Friday, 1 December 2017

The Elf on the Bookshelf returns!

So December is here and that means it's finally time to start our countdown to Christmas with our cheeky Elf on the Bookshelf, Elvis. Throughout December we will be reading a different festive book each day as chosen by Elvis. We plan to share a photograph on Instagram of each choice, plus you will be able to find our thoughts on each of the books here on the blog.

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Festive Delights: Our Christmas Eve Choice

We have been so lucky to receive such an amazing array of books to read in the run up to Christmas - books with sounds, pop-up books and even books that have twinkling lights! However, The Christmas Eve Tree, written by Delia Huddy and illustrated by Emily Sutton, has to be one of the books with the strongest message about Christmas spirit and that is why it is our pick for Christmas Eve.