Welcome to the February edition of the Mums NI Book Nook where you will find all the latest reads for your family as recommended by our resident Book Worm.
We kick start with a delightful book for babies all about love and move on to the familiar face of Flat Stanley. For older kids it's time to take a journey like never before with a friend called Suzy and finish off with a self help guide to kindess.
Read on to find out more!
Love is all around us
In everything we do.
It’s little acts of kindness,
It’s a kiss from me to you.
Love can be found on every page of this delightfully cute peek-through board book.
The perfect collection of lines about love, from the one and only Dr. Seuss!
One Love, Two Love, I Love, You Love!
Love, live and laugh with Dr. Seuss in this sweet selection of lovely lines and unforgettable illustrations!
Full of inspiration and love from his countless classics, this is the perfect collection for every occasion, sent to you love from Dr. Seuss…
Flat Stanley is back in one big collection.
Join Stanley as he travels to space, meets a real genie, and goes to visit Father Christmas in Flat Stanley, Invisible Stanley, Stanley in Space, Stanley and the Magic Lamp, Stanley's Christmas Adventure and Stanley, Flat Again.
With Rob Biddulph's heart-warming and fun illustrations, revisit Stanley's adventures to find out how heroes come in all shapes and sizes!
When Suzy hears a strange noise in the middle of the night, she creeps downstairs to find a train roaring through her house. But this is no ordinary train. This is the magical delivery express for the Union of Impossible Places.
Whisked on board by a troll-boy, Suzy's world is turned upside down when she's asked to deliver a cursed package to a fearsome sorceress. And quite suddenly, Suzy realizes the fate of the Impossible Places is in her hands...
Present day: Semira doesn't know where to call home. She and her mother came to England when she was four years old, brought across the desert and the sea by a man who has complete control. Always moving on, always afraid of being caught, she longs for freedom.
1891: Hen knows exactly where to call home. Her stifling mother makes sure of that. But her Aunt Kitty is opening her eyes to a whole new world. A world of animal rights, and votes for women, and riding bicycles! Trapped in a life of behaving like a lady, she longs for freedom.
When Semira discovers Hen's diary, she finds the inspiration to be brave, to fight for her place in the world, and maybe even to uncover the secrets of her own past
Lou Clark knows too many things . . .
She knows how many miles lie between her new home in New York and her new boyfriend Sam in London.
She knows her employer is a good man and she knows his wife is keeping a secret from him.
What Lou doesn't know is she's about to meet someone who's going to turn her whole life upside down.
Because Josh will remind her so much of a man she used to know that it'll hurt. Lou won't know what to do next, but she knows that whatever she chooses is going to change everything.
In a time of suspicion and accusation, to be a woman is the greatest risk of all . . .
Fleetwood Shuttleworth is 17 years old, married, and pregnant for the fourth time. But as the mistress at Gawthorpe Hall, she still has no living child, and her husband Richard is anxious for an heir. When Fleetwood finds a letter she isn't supposed to read from the doctor who delivered her third stillbirth, she is dealt the crushing blow that she will not survive another pregnancy.
Then she crosses paths by chance with Alice Gray, a young midwife. Alice promises to help her give birth to a healthy baby, and to prove the physician wrong.
As Alice is drawn into the witchcraft accusations that are sweeping the north-west, Fleetwood risks everything by trying to help her. But is there more to Alice than meets the eye?
Soon the two women's lives will become inextricably bound together as the legendary trial at Lancaster approaches, and Fleetwood's stomach continues to grow. Time is running out, and both their lives are at stake.
Only they know the truth. Only they can save each other.
Scientific evidence has proven that kindness changes the brain, impacts the heart and immune system, is an antidote to depression, improves relationships and even slows the ageing process. Yet, more than this, kindness can power real and lasting change in the world.
This little guide shows how the practice of kindness can increase our happiness, improve our health, help us to forge stronger connections with others and positively affect the world we live in.
In The Little Book of Kindness, kindness expert Dr David R Hamilton reveals the science of kindness and teaches us how, by using easy-to-follow tools, strategies and exercises, we can harness its power to improve all aspects of our lives and the lives of the people around us.
We hope you've enjoyed this months selections. If you've read any of them, let us know.