To Celebrate World Book Day #giveaway

Where to buy books in St Albans, Herts

I think it’s absolutely shocking that 3 in 10 kids in the UK do not own books.  I’ve never counted them but I’d hazard a guess that there are between 75-100 books upstairs in my daughters room.  She has everything from picture books to non-fiction.

I appreciate for some that this is down to financial circumstances but there are cheaper alternatives.  We often have book fairs in town,  local charity shops have shelves of them and there are a few book swap schemes around.

Libraries are eventually going to fade away. (via Forbes)

If I’m completely honest I tend to buy her books.  I should make more use out of our public library but I’m dreadful at remembering to return them on time and end up paying a reasonable amount in fines.

As a busy mum, I don’t really have time to be searching through all the books online, catalogues or in the bookstore so I tend to get my books from Lisa Nichols from Usborne.  She is passionate about books/literacy, very knowledgeable and full of personality.  You have not lived if you haven’t had the chance to have a cuppa with Lisa.  I simply tell her what topics she is currently doing at school and what reading level she is at.  I haven’t once been disappointed with her choices.

One of our best investments was the Box Set of Usborne Very First Reading Books, which is a collection of 15 books.  They start with parents and child alternating reading pages and you progressively move towards your child reading independently.  There are enough books in the set to cover at least a term, possibly more.

Usborne First Reading Books, St Albans

To celebrate World Book Day on the 6th March 2014, Lisa has kindly offered one of my readers a chance to win a Beginner’s Animal Pack New from Usborne this Spring which consists of 20 titles.

Beginners Animal Pack Usborne, St Albans

Simply enter using the Rafflecopter form below.  Full terms and Conditions can be found at the bottom of the form but in short, it’s open to residents of the UK 18+ and closes on the 6th of March.

Good luck and happy reading!

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201 comments
Vicky Varley
Vicky Varley

My son and i enjoy reading the gruffalo, hes very keen on all Julia Donaldson titles, I enjoyed enid blyton when I was young.

Helen Garner
Helen Garner

My little boy loves his Thomas the tank engine books.

Holly Boyd
Holly Boyd

At the moment it is room on the broom

Lynsie Lynn
Lynsie Lynn

My most favourite children's book is Guess How Much I Love You, I used to read it too my eldest every night as it was her favourite book. My younger daughter loved Room On The Broom, which I also enjoyed, which is lucky because I also had to read that every night for several years lol :)

susan willshee
susan willshee

Santa Claus Needs a Wee is always very popular in our house

zoe matthewman
zoe matthewman

My son loves a squash and squeeze its our bedtime story nearly every night

Tori
Tori

Superworm

John
John

The Magic Porridge Pot

Karis
Karis

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Michelle K
Michelle K

I like reading the Gruffalo to my youngest and any Roald Dahl book to my eldest.

Cheryll H
Cheryll H

I really love Julia Donaldson books for younger kids (especially Room on the Broom and The Snail and the Whale). For older kids (including my-30-something-self) you can't beat anything by Roald Dahl or JK Rowling :)

Laura Pritchard
Laura Pritchard

My son currently loves Zog, & Stick Man (both by Julia Donaldson)

Emma Heywood
Emma Heywood

My favourite childrens book is Alfie by Shirley Hughes

Debbie Kilroy
Debbie Kilroy

Either Room on the Broom, or the Hairy Maclary series

Gina M
Gina M

The tiger who came to tea

Hayley Todd
Hayley Todd

Roald Dahl's The Enormous Crocodile :-)

Farhana
Farhana

My daughters is The very hungry caterpillar. Mine was all of Enid Blytons.