Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Read all about it

If you have read any of my tweets or visited my blog before, you will know I have huge love of books. For as long as I can remember I have been a dreamer and I love getting lost in books with amazing characters. Now that I have little Sofia I find myself reaching a new level of excitement and am taking a keen interest in children's literature.

Due to my love of books and education I have recently become and ambassador for Barefoot Books. Barefoot is an independent publisher that specialise in books that celebrate diversity and the wonders of our world, with a collection of books that offer something that little bit different. As an ambassador I want to share the lovely books barefoot has to offer and encourage parents and carers to read to their children more. As well as doing individual book parties I will be looking to sell and promote books and fun days  at fairs and markets etc as well as raising money for charities through various face to face or online fundraisers.

As well as Barefoot, I love to support independent bookstores both locally and online. Whilst I do admit that my local Waterstones is one of my favourite places to get lost in on a stressful day, I do try to buy from independents as much as possible. One great independent store you can find online is Mr B's emporium of reading delights, which is based in Bath and has a great selection of books for children and young adults.

If you love reading to your children but are stuck on what books to buy next then check out Babble about books, a great website that reviews children's books and all things educational.

It really is so much fun reading and sharing books with children, as all you mummies and daddies will know. For those of you who want to share a little more then check out Book Aid International to get involved in a great cause that helps children in Africa get the same joy from books as our children do.

So, if you haven't already done so today take a break, relax and pick up a book to enjoy some quality time with your little one!

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