Zoo Cert PG Release Date: Friday 29 June ZOO tells the story of a young boy’s friendship with a baby elephant named Buster, and his desperate attempt to rescue him from Belfast Zoo during WWII, as German air raids rock the city and threaten the lives of all the animals. As TomRead More →

Super new stories for summer… Paddington at St Paul’s by Michael Bond CBE  HB £12.99 published by Harper Collins Children’s Books Age 2+   A brand-new Paddington Bear picture book and the final one written by Michael Bond before his death in June 2017. Chaos ensues when the world-famous bearRead More →

Cara McKee, a writer and mum-of-three, living in Largs, is busy organising summer childcare cover… My boss asked me the other day if I’d taken all the leave I needed for the summer holiday. Had I? I’d taken leave for when we’re going away, but to be honest I don’tRead More →

Summertime brings the hope of sunshine, even if sporadic in nature. Whether you plan to holiday abroad or stay at home, it is important that you take measures to protect yourself and your family from the damage that sun can cause. The sun’s rays are made up of UVA (Ultraviolet A) andRead More →

Healthier School Dinners On The Menu Expert recommendations to make school food and drink even healthier are being consulted on by the Scottish Government. Strict rules already apply to the nutritional content of meals, drinks and snacks served in schools however following a review by health, nutrition and education experts, views areRead More →

Asda is not my usual hunting ground when searching for the latest fashion must-have however on a recent expedition for BBQ supplies, a detour by the George aisles had me more than pleasantly surprised. It got me thinking that we don’t all have the time, energy or budget to regularlyRead More →

NO PARENT EVER WANTS TO HAVE TO BREAK THE DEVASTATING NEWS TO THEIR CHILD THAT MUMMY OR DADDY HAS A SERIOUS ILLNESS AND THE SUBSEQUENT CONSEQUENCES OF WHAT THAT COULD MEAN FOR THEIR FAMILY. HERE, MUM-OF-TWO MICHAELAGH BROADBENT EXPLAINS WHY SHE WAS INSPIRED TO WRITE A CHILDREN’S BOOK FOR HERRead More →

Playing outdoors is an essential part of growing up and there’s no better season than summer for developing their imagination, keeping fit and letting the wild world weave its magical spell on children… How to make the biggest bubbles you have ever seen! ✻  Thread cotton string through two 20cm/8inRead More →

Dad-of-four Jimmy Doherty hasn’t looked back since taking on the leasehold of a 100-acre farm just outside Ipswich 12 years ago, which led to the BBC series Jimmy’s Farm. He now presents several cookery and food production shows including Channel 4’s ‘Jamie and Jimmy’s Friday Night Feast’ with best bud, chefRead More →

For over two decades, children’s books publisher Sarah has worked with some of the world’s best-loved authors including J K Rowling, Louis Sachar, Celia Rees and Neil Gaiman. She is currently editor-at-large for Pushkin Press as well as editor for SCOOP Magazine. Sarah has two daughters, who are both grownRead More →