Welcome to the March edition of Mums NI Book Nook where you will find the latest reads for you and your family as recommended by our resident book worm.
We are excited about the new book from Suzanne Mulholland - The Batch Lady, where she will show us how to save time when it comes to meals.
Read on to find out more.
Lift the flaps and learn all about shapes with Charlie Chick!
With stunning paper engineering by Nick Denchfield and wonderful illustrations by Ant Parker, Charlie Chick Shapes is the perfect book to teach your own little chicks!
Sleeping Bronty is going to become queen, but the selfish fairy Rhonda puts it all in jeopardy with an evil wish! From Epic! Originals, Once Before Time is a playful board book series of fairy tales reimagined from a time long ago . . . with dinosaurs!
In this prehistoric retelling of the classic story, Sleeping Bronty discovers her own royal potential thanks to her fairy friends, the prince, and some very spicy chili.
Here comes trouble!
Daisy and her class are so excited when their new school nature garden is unveiled.
But the trouble with their nature garden is, there's not very much nature in it.
There are NO:
If there’s one thing Daisy HATES it’s waiting. Especially waiting for nature to appear. Luckily, she’s going camping with Gabby, and will find LOTS of nature to bring back.
Only, the trouble with nature is, it’s really hard to control…
FIVE EXTRAORDINARY ORPHANS. ONE INCREDIBLE MYSTERY.UNLOCK THE SECRETS OF THE WINTERBORNE HOME FOR VENGEANCE AND VALOUR
When 11-year-old April joins a group of kids living at Winterborne Home she doesn't expect to be there for very long. But she soon learns that this home isn't like any of the others - especially when she unearths the secret of the missing-and-presumed-dead billionaire, Gabriel Winterborne, who is neither missing nor dead but is actually living in a basement lair, sharpening his swords and looking for vengeance.
Now that April knows Gabriel Winterborne is alive, she must turn to the other orphans to keep him that way. As a looming new danger threatens to take Gabriel down once and for all, they must use their individual talents to find a way to make sure this home for misfits isn't lost to them for ever.
Because at the Winterborne Home, nothing is what it seems, no one is who they say they are and nowhere is safe. And now a ragtag group of orphans must unravel the riddle of a missing heir, a supposed phantom and a secret key, all without alerting the adults of Winterborne House that trouble is afoot.
Some bad unicorns steal away magic, and some steal away precious memories. There are even some that steal away people - and those are possibly the most dangerous unicorns of all.
In the usually peaceful city of Arvale, people are going missing. Men, women - even children. The palace makes an urgent decree: all royal subjects must abide by a strict curfew for their own safety.
But for Thandie and her friends, a curfew means more adventure. They dare each other to sneak about the city at night - although Thandie is the only one brave enough to actually do it.
One night, as an eerie fog sets in, Thandie is startled by a strange boy - a boy she's never seen before. He looks about her age but there's something unsettling about him, leaving Thandie to wonder if he's someone she should trust. Little does she know that this meeting will force her life wildly off-track, pushing her towards an unexpected danger and a fearsome unicorn who is at the very heart of the terrible disappearances she's heard so much about.
Letters on Motherhood is a collection of heartfelt and deeply personal letters written by Giovanna to her three young sons Buzz, Buddy and Max, husband, Tom, and the family and friends who have inspired and supported her to become the mother that she is today.
In this beautiful book she shares the funny and moving personal tales of her own family life whilst also talking about the deeper universal truths of parenting - coping with mum guilt, finding a work/family life balance, positive body image, rediscovering a sense of identity, and a parent's hopes, fears and expectations for their child's future.
Honest, heartwarming and hilarious, her own experiences of motherhood and the lessons she has learned along the way will resonate with parents everywhere.
‘What a mess, she thought now . . . what a bloody, unholy mess the whole family has got itself into.’
It’s been twenty-five years since Gus and Monica left England to start a new life in Spain, building a vineyard and wine business from the ground up. However, when Gus suffers a stroke and their idyllic Mediterranean life is thrown into upheaval, it’s left to their three grown-up children in London to step in . . .
Sebastian is busy running his company with his wife, Anna, who’s never quite seen eye-to-eye with her mother-in-law.
Katie, a successful solicitor in the City, is distracted by the problems with her long-term partner, Nic, and the secretive lives of their three daughters.
And Jake, ever the easy-going optimist, is determined to convince his new wife, Bella, that moving to Spain with their eighteen-month-old would be a good idea.
As the children descend on the vineyard, it becomes clear that each has their own idea of how best to handle their mum and dad, as well as the family business. But as long-simmering resentments rise to the surface and tensions reach breaking point, can the family ties prove strong enough to keep them together?
The Batch Lady has been transforming how thousands of people cook and eat through her revolutionary online channel. Now she’s going to share her secrets with you.
With over 80 delicious, home-cooked recipes that are quick to make, create and store, Suzanne's brilliant recipe combinations and time-saving tips will transform your kitchen, and will buy you back extra hours in your week.
Packed with planners, helpful lists and more, this is the only guide you will ever need to save you money, time, and headspace, and change your life for good. Just what a busy household needs!
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