Reviews: Books and Magazines


Dear Mummy, You’re Important Too

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Dear Mummy, You’re Important Too is the ultimate handbook reminding mothers how important self time truly is. In this beautifully laid out book is a collection of quotes, tips, tactics and practices that help motivate mothers to take positive action towards nourishing themselves.

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Reo PÄ“pi


Reo PÄ“pi presents its first series of beautiful bilingual children’s books with the release of Kanohi – My Face, Kakahu – Getting Dressed & Kararehe – Animals. With hand drawn images and text featuring both English and Te Reo Maori, each book includes a phonetic guide to help with pronunciation.

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Life According to Dani


It’s Dani’s first summer vacation—and the best ever! She is staying on an island with Ella, her best friend in the world. Dad is still in hospital but he calls every day, and Ella and Dani stay busy building huts, fishing, exploring, and swimming.

Then Dad turns up, but with his nurse too! This is not the visit anyone had imagined.

Life According to Dani is the fourth book in the ‘Dani’ series by Rose Lagercrantz and Illustrated by Eva Eriksson.

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Lonely Planet Kids – Spot the Lot


Lonely Planet Kids – Spot the Lot! is a really fun new book that is part search-and-find and part colouring book.

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Lonely Planet Kids: New York City Trails


Lonely Planet’s new collection of City Trails books reveal secrets, stories and other cool stuff about some of the world’s most popular destinations. New York is my favourite city to visit, so I was really interested to read the New York City Trails edition.

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The Girls by Emma Cline


“The Girls” by Emma Cline is a hot new novel about Evie Boyd, a woman who grew up in California in the 1960s and 1970s. The film rights have already been optioned and the cover features praise from Lena Dunham, Mark Haddon and Emma Healey.

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You simply can’t spoil a newborn


Dorothy Waide’s wonderful book ‘You simply can’t spoil a newborn’ is the absolute must-have parenting book for new Mums and Dads.

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A Year in My Real Food Kitchen


Emma Galloway of My Darling Lemon Thyme blog/book fame has returned with a new cookbook to inspire those who enjoy eating a vegetarian and gluten free diet. Full of sumptuous recipes that will inspire you to expand your cooking repertoire, this is a beautiful collection.

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Cake Decorating Made Easy


Cake Decorating Made Easy is a cake decorating book for beginners who want to add flair to their cakes. With completely manageable step-by-step instructions, this title is a useful addition to the library of any dedicated home baker.

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Vinegar Girl


“Vinegar Girl” is part of the Hogarth Shakespeare series of modern retellings of Shakespeare. It updates “The Taming of the Shrew.” I love a clever modern adaptation of Shakespeare – Baz Luhrmann’s “Romeo and Juliet” is ingenious in the way it uses the original words with an updated setting, and the BBC’s Shakespeare ReTold from 2005 updated the stories as well as the setting (the three witches as rubbish collectors – fantastic).

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