Author of the Week, The Week in Books

5 Things to Love About Roy Grace

5 things to love about roy grace


Peter James’ bestselling Roy Grace crime series is soon to be brought to life on the small screen with ITV. John Simm will be playing Detective Inspector Roy Grace, the Brighton-based sleuth who’s captured the attention of crime and mystery readers across the globe. The Roy Grace TV adaptation begins on March 14th, so in celebration of Peter James’ fantastic detective, we want to share five things to love about Roy Grace.

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Impact and Sustainability, Kids' Corner

Sustainable Costumes for World Book Day 2021

sustainable costumes for world book day 2021

In preparations for World Book Day on the 4th of March, we’ve been searching far and wide for costume inspiration! For a World Book Day that’s less-than-ordinary, with high street shops closed and perhaps slightly emptier pockets than usual, what better time to do-it-yourself?! Check our the fantastic sustainable costumes below.

Sustainable costumes for World Book Day can be made from all sorts around the house. You don’t need to be an expert sewing machinist or professional crafter. Gather the cardboard boxes from your latest deliveries, old felt from the kids’ activity sets, Cotton wool, toilet roll tubes, old sheets and poster paints, scissors, glue and eco-glitter… cut up and rework tired clothing into a brilliant new creation!

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Book Reviews, Kids' Corner

Ten little Superheroes – Mike Brownlow | Book Review

ten little superheroes book review

Hi, I am Becky, back with another kids’ book review! Check out my last review of Night Night, Groot by Brendan Deneen. I spent a lot of time reading to my daughter to help her drift off to sleep and it has now become a part of our bedtime routine with a night-time story or three as we wind her down from her day. Personally, I loved books when I was growing up and I want her to appreciate and love them too. Today I’m reviewing another favourite, Ten Little Superheroes by Mike Brownlow, fantastically illustrated by Simon Rickerty.

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Kids' Corner

10 Empowering Books for Little Girls

10 empowering books for little girls

To celebrate World Book Day (4th March) and International Women’s Day (8th March), we wanted to share our top 10 empowering books for little girls.

These books are a delightful way to introduce significant social and environmental subjects to your children. They tackle the importance of acknowledging climate change, discuss gender norms, and celebrate diversity. Find the best books containing inspiring female leaders and teach your young children, especially girls, that being brave and being yourself is all anyone needs from you.


Little girls and guys too, the world is tough – but so are you.

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