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BOOKSTART 20: Our twenty favourite books to share

  I’ll happily admit that I go on about Bookstart a lot. I talked about it a little bit here, when the government first announced they were cutting the funding to Booktrust’s bookgifting schemes.Bookstart is 20 years old this year, having been first established in 1992, though it did not become a national scheme until roughly 2000. You can …

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Little Mouse and the Big Cupcake

Thomas Taylor (text) & Jill Barton (illustrations)(Boxer Books) Little Mouse comes across a yummy-looking chocolate-chip. Raspberry-cream cupcake and quite fancies taking it home. Unfortunately, it is rather large and he can’t carry it all the way back. Enters Bird, Frog, Mole and plenty of others who are all quite keen to help, but more importantly …