Time To Go With Ted – Book Review

One of Sophy Henn’s ‘Ted’ board book series, Time to Go With Ted is a charming and funny board book for very young readers. With big flaps on every page and toddler-level humour, these delightful little books are a great way to start children on their reading adventures.

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How to Look After Your Dinosaur – Book Review

How to Look After Your Dinosaur is one of the few picture books about dinosaurs that we could find when we were looking for books with a BAME boy as the main character. Delightfully written and illustrated by award-wining artist, Jason Cockcroft, it takes a distinctly cuddly approach to portraying…

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My Sister is an Alien – Book Review

My Sister is an alien is that rare thing – a children’s picture book that manages to be irresistibly sweet without being cloying. The story is about a young boy called Alfie, who has a new baby sister that, in a Chinese-whispers case of child-ears picking up and misunderstanding pieces…

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Lizard From the Park – Book Review

Lizard from the Park is a whimsical New York-set picture book from author-illustrator Mark Pett. In classic picture book fashion, it takes an utterly absurd idea (finding a dinosaur egg in Central Park), and treats it with an almost complete seriousness that carries you along with the story. Charming and…

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DIY Twig Letters

wrapping a twig letter in colourful wool

Whether you want them for ornaments or to use in a party banner, making DIY twig letters is a wonderfully easy craft to do. Here at Rhubarb and Wren, we’ve been making them for forest school parties, seasonal events, and even as individual letter ornaments to hang on the Christmas…

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DIY Soot Sprites

soot sprite pompoms

Soot Sprites, or Susuwatari, are among our favourite Studio Ghibli characters. These little gremlins are little black balls with big eyes and (sometimes) long, thin limbs. Because of their simple shape and appearance, you can make a DIY Soot Sprite quickly and easily. All you need is to make a…

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Studio Ghibli Best Movies

(and which to watch first!) Want to know which are the best studio ghibli movies to start your family with? You’re in the right place! My family are all huge Studio Ghibli fans, and so we were really excited when the news broke that Studio Ghibli films are coming to…

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Tofu and Avocado Vegan Rissoles Recipe

vegan avocado and tofu rissoles on a cooling rack.

Tasty vegan picnic pastries the whole family will love These delicious vegan rissoles are proof positive that great food doesn’t need complicated recipes with hundreds of ingredients. Just flaky shortcrust pastry with a simple vegan filling, you can whip up a batch in minutes. Tofu and Avocado rissoles are sooooo…

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Last Stop on Market Street – Book Review

Some books feel like instant classics the moment you open then. Last Stop on Market Street is one of these. Rich, vibrant colours and charming illustrations help tell the simple story of a boy on a bus ride with this grandmother. But, like all the best picture books, this simple…

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Over and Under the Pond – Book Review

Children's picture book Over and Under the Pond

Part of the current trend for beautifully illustrated and story-like “fact” books, Over and Under the Pond takes the reader on a journey through a world of wildlife hidden within the ecosystem of an American mountain pond. There’s much to enjoy in this visual feast, so read on to take…

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