Welcome to the February edition of Mums NI Book Nook. Our resident book worm has collected together these recommended reads for you and your family to enjoy. We are very excited to highlight the debut book from CBeebies star - Joseph Elliott!
Read on to find out more!
Where could Llama be hiding?
Where's My Llama? is a colorful board book that encourages little ones to follow the hoof prints to help find Llama.
With touch-and-feel elements and a lift-the-flap surprise, this board book is full of animal friends to discover.
At Peppa's preschool, Madame Gazelle asks the class to dress up as what they want to be when they're older. They are all VERY excited!
Edmond Elephant wants to be an astronaut AND an anthropologist. Danny Dog wants to be a skateoarder. Rebecca Rabbit wants to be a carrot.
But Peppa has no idea what she wants to be when she grows up.
Luckily Mummy Pig, Daddy Pig and the world's busiest person, Miss Rabbit, let Peppa follow them for a day to give her some ideas!
What will Peppa dress up as? Whatever it is she is sure to be SUPER!
Narwhal and Jelly - and Otty?! In the fourth book of this blockbuster early graphic novel series, exuberant Narwhal and sceptical Jelly test the waters of adding a new friend to their pod when they meet Otty the super-adventurous otter!
A wonderfully silly early graphic novel series featuring three short stories and a super fun ocean fact page - and joke page too!
The perfect first book for young readers, just moving on from picture books, discovering the joys of friendship, working together and the power of imagination.
Helena and her parrot, Orbit, are swept off to Cambridge when her father is appointed clock-winder to one of the wealthiest men in England. There is only one rule: the clocks must never stop.
But Helena discovers the house of one hundred clocks holds many mysteries; a ghostly figure, strange notes and disappearing winding keys.
Can she work out its secrets before time runs out?
If everything was taken from you, what would you do to get it back?
Agatha patrols the sea wall with pride, despite those in her clan who question her right to be there, because of the condition she was born with.
Jaime is a reluctant Angler, full of self-doubt and afraid of the sea.
When disaster strikes, the pair must embark on a terrifying journey to a land where forgotten magic and dark secrets lurk in every shadow...
Thrilling and dark, yet rich with humour and compassion, this novel marks the debut of a wonderful new voice in fantasy and a welcome new kind of protagonist - perfect for fans of The Girl of Ink and Stars, Garth Nix and Michelle Paver.
They're a glamorous family, the Caseys.
Johnny Casey, his two brothers Ed and Liam, their beautiful, talented wives and all their kids spend a lot of time together - birthday parties, anniversary celebrations, weekends away. And they're a happy family. Johnny's wife, Jessie - who has the most money - insists on it.
Under the surface, though, conditions are murkier. While some people clash, other people like each other far too much . . .
Everything stays under control until Ed's wife Cara, gets concussion and can't keep her thoughts to herself. One careless remark at Johnny's birthday party, with the entire family present, starts Cara spilling out all their secrets.
In the subsequent unravelling, every one of the adults finds themselves wondering if it's time - finally - to grow up?
On an island off the windswept Irish coast, guests gather for the wedding of the year – the marriage of Jules Keegan and Will Slater.
Old friends. Past grudges.
Happy families. Hidden jealousies.
Thirteen guests. One body.
The wedding cake has barely been cut when one of the guests is found dead. And as a storm unleashes its fury on the island, everyone is trapped.
All have a secret. All have a motive. One guest won’t leave this wedding alive . . .
What's the one thing a parent can do to make the most difference to their child in the long term? The research is clear: be present, show up!
One of the best predictors for any child's future happiness and success is whether at least one adult in their life has consistently shown up for them. With all of today's demands and distractions, this might sound like a tall order. But as bestselling parenting experts Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson reassuringly explain, showing up doesn't take a lot of time, energy, or money. It's simple to do once you understand the four building blocks of a child's healthy development: making them feel safe, seen, soothed, and secure.
Based on the latest brain and attachment research, The Power of Showing Up shares stories, scripts, simple strategies, illustrations, and tips for when our kids are struggling or when they're enjoying success; when we're consoling, disciplining, or arguing with them; and even when we're apologising for the times we haven't shown up for them. Demonstrating that it's never too late to correct mistakes and mend broken trust, this is a powerful guide to cultivating your child's healthy emotional landscape.
We hope you've enjoyed this months selections. If you've read any of them, let us know in the comments section or on our Facebook Page