Wednesday 5 December 2012

Give a book for christmas, stuff a stocking with something brilliant!

There's a quiet murmuring going on over on Twitter at the moment, championed by authors, artists, parents and bloggers. With the current 'in thing' being 'slow toys' we are fully behind the campaign to also include at least one book in your children's christmas haul this year.

Sally Poyton started the snowball rolling so check out her blog!

Using the hashtag #Dear_Santa_Book_in_every_stocking you can get behind the campaign to big up your favourite books. Not just christmas ones, anything that would keep a child enthralled when the daft plastic bleepy toys have long since outstayed their welcome.

Hop on over to Elli's brilliant blog for a poem on the subject, or scour some of the best children's picture book blogs in the business to see what they're up to and recommend for some cool christmassy reading. Here's a small selection of our favourite places to look for inspiration on:

Child-Led Chaos

Library Mice

Playing By The Book

The BookSniffer

And of course you can also visit brilliant indie stores and great publishers like:

Beachy Books

Letterbox Library

Mostly Books

Child's Play

Lion Hudson

Springboard Stories (how could we forget!!)

Got a recommendation? Drop a comment below, g'wan!