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!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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201 thoughts on “To Celebrate World Book Day #giveaway”

  1. May I be the first to comment and say thank you very much for your kind words Chrissie. They are all true *wink*. Good luck to everyone who enters. This pack of 20 non-fiction titles are perfect for all curious animal lovers in the Infants.

  2. I loved Enid Blyton books as a child but my son’s current favourite is the Very Hungry Caterpillar.x

  3. my favourite book is the secret garden, a friend got me it as my 7th birthday present (over 20years ago) and i still have it on my shelf

  4. I loved the Magic Faraway tree, I am looking forward to my daughter being old enough to read it.

  5. I liked the goosebumps books but my daughter loves her disney stories esp the little mermaid

  6. My little boy is very much into “factual books” he loves an Usborne book about Dinosaurs and the body. Even Ive learnt a bit!!!!

  7. My favourite children’s book of all time is The Enchanted Wood by Enid Blyton; I read this as a child over and over again.

  8. Telling me what your favourite children’s book of all time is?
    The Emperor’s New Clothes – so funny and has a moral too

  9. The Gruffalo – just finished reading it to my toddler for bed – yet again! We never tire of it.

  10. Pooh Bertie! is my son’s favourite. But mine had to have been The Magic Faraway Tree :)

  11. My children absolutely adore ‘ oh no George’ by Chris Haughton. When i was little I loved the story of Eliza and the swans

  12. having 4 children the favourite books in this house are The Gruffalo ,Jack and the beanstalk and the princess and the pea !

  13. The enormous crocodile – Roald Dahl, looking forward to my boys enjoying it just as much as i did x

  14. he loves Usborne look and say Home .. He loves to find the pictures of them in the bath and of them sat at the table eating dinner .
    She loves the Very Hungry Caterpillar which has been a classic in our home for years from back when I had my eldest ..

  15. My pair loved all the Hairy McClary books when they were little .. i passed them all to my niece & nephew & they are enjoying them now ..
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  16. My daughter was loved The Owl Babies, she is way to old for it now but still refuses to get rid of it

  17. Wow super hard question but I will go with the book I have happily reread time and time again to my children which is monkey puzzle.

  18. The tiger who came to tea. I love it and so did my mum when she was little and so does my daughter! It’s timeless and such a great story. I also love the illustration.

  19. I absolutely adored all the enid blyton books when I was younger, always wanted to go to St Clare’s lol

  20. Not 1 book, but the famous five series was my favourite, and really got me into reading as a youngster.

  21. I loved ‘Thursday the Mouse’ by Michael Bond and still have my original copy which I read to my son

  22. I love reading to my daughter, she drinks in every word, and I hope as her reading progresses her imagination will carry her off into those stories the way mine did as a child.

    The right books in formative years can make such a difference to a child’s interest in reading.

    I hope this giveaway will give her some good first steps down the path of a lifetime. ;)

  23. 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 :)

  24. 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 :)

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