Kids posts

Books & games to keep the kids busy during the holidays

Christmas is going to be a little different this year, but we think some things are still guaranteed – good food and good company (in whatever form it takes) … and little ones that need to be kept busy. Here are some of our favourite books and games to keep kids of all ages entertained during the festive season. BUSY BABIES, TODDLERS & PRESCHOOLERS

Whose Bones? by Chihiro Takeuchi – Gu…

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Our 2020 Christmas Gift Guide: The hard-to-buy-for kids edition

by Leanne Hall

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be compiling a host of gift guides to help you with your Christmas shopping. Here is a list of suggestions for the tricky children in your life. THEY DON’T LIKE READING Pirate Stew by Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell – It rhymes, it’s silly, it has pirates, and I defy anyone not to take joy in Chris Riddell’s energetic illustrations. The wriggliest toddler will…

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The best picture books of 2020

Every year our staff vote for their favourite books and music of the past 12 months. Here are our top 10 picture books of the year, voted for by Readings' staff, and displayed in no particular order. (You can find all our best picks for books and music here.) Your Birthday Was the BEST! by Maggie Hutchings & Felicita Sala

A happy-go-lucky cockroach crashes a birthday party with entirely hila…

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The best children’s books of 2020

Every year our staff vote for their favourite books and music of the past 12 months. Here are our top 10 children’s books of the year, voted for by Readings' staff, and displayed in no particular order. (You can find all our best picks for books and music here.) Skunk and Badger (Book 1) by Amy Timberlake

When Badger opens the door of his brownstone to an unwanted new roommate, he is duly ho…

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