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A Family Day Out at the BBC Good Food Show

Last year we decided to take Mini Reviewer, Izzie (6), for a fun-filled  family day out to the BBC Good Food Show. From Thursday 29th November until Sunday 2nd December 2018 the BBC Good Food Show is back at Birmingham's NEC. So if you are considering taking your own Mini Chefs or Star Bakers, take a look at how we got on.

The Itchy-saurus by Rosie Wellesley #NationalEczemaWeek

Did you know that 20% of children have eczema? Unfortunately this figure includes all three of my Mini Reviewers, so we thought as it is National Eczema Week, we'd share a great book all about a very itchy and angry dino!

Blog Tour: Maybe The Moon

Today we are delighted to be taking part in the Maybe the Moon Blog Tour. Maybe the Moon is the stunningly beautiful debut picture book by Frances Ives, published by LOM ART. It is a gentle and heartwarming tale of friendship and community and most importantly it reassures us that we are never truly alone:

"I know that the moon, so high above,
is shining on me and the friends I love.
Whether we live in the forest or play in the park,
we are all joined together by the light in the dark."

Books of the Month - July & August 2018

The Mini Reviewers have been back at school and nursery for a few weeks now and that combined with the distinct change of weather, means that Autumn has most definitely arrived! You may have noticed we were a little quiet over the Summer months, this was mainly because we were too busy reading as well as having a few bookish adventures of our own. Poohsticks anyone? Or perhaps a spot of Gruffalo Orienteering?

Touring Book Club: How To Be A Lion & Books About Friendship #TouringPictureBook

Our Touring Book Club choice this month is the wonderful How To Be a Lion written and illustrated by Ed Vere and published by Puffin Books. When we first heard about the release of this book in June, we were all incredibly excited as Ed is one of our favourite authors and illustrators. We just love his brilliantly bold style of illustration and the way he writes with such warmth and humour. Ed also has an incredible talent for creating really unique and expressive characters, such as Max the Brave and Grumpy Frog, so we were expecting great things from his new book, How To Be A Lion.