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Amelia Fang and the Unicorn Lords (7 to 9 year olds)

Amelia Fang and the Unicorn Lords by Laura Ellen Anderson A GORGEOUSLY GOTHIC, WICKEDLY FUNNY NEW SERIES FROM WITCH WARS ILLUSTRATOR LAURA ELLEN ANDERSON Amelia Fang is the biggest hearted vampiress you’ll ever meet. In this adventure, she and her friends Florence the yeti (DON’T CALL HER BEAST), Grimaldi the Death and Prince Tangine (reformed spoiled sprout), along with her pet pumpkin Squashy, must brave the journey to the terrifying Kingdom of the Light to…

Counting Rhymes (Younger children)

Counting Rhymes by John Foster and Carol Thompson In Counting Rhymes, 14 poems progress from simply counting to two, to counting backwards, and eventually to helping Noah when he has to count two by two. One little kitten Two big cats Three baby butterflies Four big rats Five fat fishes Six sad seals Seven silly seagulls Eight happy…

The Adventurous Snail (7+)

The Adventurous Snail by Dick King-Smith Siegfried the snail loves to explore. One day his explorations take him on a big adventure – from his home in the grass, to the airport, on to an airplane, and all the way to America! There he meets some very important friends – Mr Ambassador, Mr President and the lovely Peggy Sue. Snail on board! Siegfried loves to explore. One day his explorations take him on a big…

MiA Book Club’s Recommended Read: May

‘The Cast’ by Danielle Steele Kait Whittier has built her magazine column into a hugely respected read followed by fans across the country. She loves her work and adores her grown children, treasuring the time they spend together. But after two marriages, she prefers to avoid the complications and uncertainties of a new love. Then, after a chance meeting with television producer Zack Winter, everything changes. Inspired by the true story of her own grandmother,…

MiA Book Club’s Recommended Read: April

‘Dark Tide Rising’ by Anne Perry When Kate Exeter is kidnapped on the shore of the Thames, Commander William Monk is enlisted by her desperate husband to save her. Kate’s captors are demanding a ransom for her safe return and Monk and his most trusted men must arrange a secret handover in the dark slums of Jacob’s Island. But on the night someone betrays them and a brutal skirmish breaks out, leaving death and destruction…

MiA’s Recommended Read: March

‘Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine’ by Gail Honeyman This month’s recommended read has been kindly provided by a Librarian from Ashford Library.  She says this book “has definitely stayed with me…It is a very touching and moving story about a lonely woman who struggles to find her way in life – it is funny as well as very poignant, and a really good, uplifting read!” Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive – but not…

Mums in Ashford Book Club

As everyone with children is no doubt aware, on Thursday this week was World Book Day.  Whilst many of us were frantically trying to pull together a costume because we hadn’t bought anything before the snow set in (guilty!), we at Mums in Ashford were also thinking about how important it is for all of us to read. As a mum, you’re aware of the importance of books from birth.  You receive a free book…

Ashford Finalist