top bedtime stories for toddlers

  Welcome to our bedtime bookshelf. I’ve laid out a couple of my favourite bedtime stories for toddlers that I love to read with my little girl. Charlotte is due to turn 18 months old soon, so is always after funny, colourful and entertaining books. Not too short and not too long. Just right for those bedtime cuddles,  with a…

My favourite time of the year to read is in the summer. There's nothing better than spending a day in the sunshine with a good book. As the weather starts to take a turn for the better, I thought I'd share 5 new releases I'm looking forward to reading this summer! 1) The Road Trip by Beth O'Leary If you…

  The power books have on children is amazing. I'm sure you've all watched children gaze at a picture book open-mouthed. It's truly magical. I wanted to put together a list of children's books to feel hopeful and positive for the future. As parents, we may have started to see hope on the horizon of the world becoming a little…

Firstly I’d liked to just start by saying that some of this months reads contain quite shocking content and could possibly be triggering for various reasons so please proceed with caution. Another month means another list of fab reads! Strap yourselves in because my February reads have been a wild ride. Am I Guilty? Jackie Kabler I never thought it…

TRIGGER WARNINGS- Homophobia, abuse, sexism, religious extremism, antisemitism. ' I want to tell them that the world isn't evil. That it is full and complicated and beautiful and good...and that it's waiting just for them. That I'm waiting just for them.' Unfollow is an astounding memoir from Phelps-roper who left the religious sect of the infamous Westboro baptist church. Westboro…

As part of my 2021 resolutions I promised myself I would read so much more than I did last year. It’s one of my absolute favourite past times and I usually fly through books one after the other, just devouring pages. Unfortunately I fell victim to the constant mindless scrolling through social media on and off all day and just…

  I love reading- but do you know what I adore more? A fab, blow my socks off, book hangover kind of read- a few recently have been The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, White Teeth by Zadie Smith and The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta. Yet, I am always looking for that new read which stops me in my…

As a long time feminist but a short term lover of non-fiction I thought it was time to update my feminist recommendations to include some of the best non-fiction picks, I've read! I did a post all about my 'feminist classics' many months ago so for more recs click here Top Feminist non-fiction picks Difficult Women by Helen Lewis- For…

I can't remember how I came across 'Anxious People' by Fredrik Backman, but I'm so glad I did.  As soon as I began to read it, I knew it was something truly special.  I'm not someone who effuses about books very often, even though I'm a voracious reader, so the fact that I'm telling everyone I know to READ THIS…

12 books for 12 months of the year. If you’re wondering what to get stuck into in 2021, we’ve got you covered.    Steph's Pick I have read a total of 56 books this year. I set myself a Good Reads challenge of 70, but with all the TV I’ve been watching I fell behind a little. However, I’m still…