Christmas Countdown Week 1

The Advent Book Tree of Joy is working its magic again this year. With one book to open each night in the build up to Christmas, the first week has brought back some old favourites... Are You Ready For Christmas Santa is Coming to Sussex The Lion, the Unicorn and Me Winter's Child (For a... Continue Reading →

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Wriggly Nativity

Picture books help children (and all of us) learn about the world around us - past, present and potential. And oh how children love to learn! Any new experience will inspire questions and ideas, and books support these questions - as well as the parents who are desperately trying to answer them against the repetitive... Continue Reading →

When car boot sales go wrong

A few weeks ago Team Haselup headed out to a car boot sale to hunt for books (me), cuddly toys (Molls) and 'stuff that might be useful for a storysack' (Mrs H). We arrived at about the same time as the huge, un-forecast downpour of rain. We ran back to the car and hid from... Continue Reading →

The Lost Books

I love books! Had you noticed? I love to stroke them and sniff them. I love the words and the stories and the rhythms and the structures. I love the illustrations and the play between them and the text, and the theatre of it all. I love getting review books and exploring my amazing local... Continue Reading →

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