Christmas Advent -Day 7

Enter our wonderful Christmas Advent Giveaway, with bundles of books to be won every day. Each day will have a theme, and today it’s all about the family! There’s something for everyone in this fabulous bundle.

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Sherlock Holmes Escape Book,  The Adventure of the London Waterworks
Solve The Puzzles To Escape The Pages. 

You are Sherlock Holmes… at home at 221b Baker Street, when a mysterious letter is posted through your door. What is the meaning of the message cut from newsprint? Is there a clue hidden in the letters? Could there be more to discover in the fog-bound alleys of London town?

This ingenious new series is a spin on the current urban craze for ‘Escape Rooms’, in which participants are locked in rooms, and must solve the puzzles they find there to make good their escape. Here, the book becomes the locked room, the pages become the path, and the reader can take on a challenge every bit as brain-teasing from the comfort of their own home. Visual clues are hidden among the intriguing illustrations; fiendish riddles, logic puzzles, and timed challenges unlock hidden doors and reveal the direction of travel; and mathematical problems provide the codes required to follow the correct path. There are maps and mazes to explore; references to the original Sherlock Holmes adventures to unravel; and a code-wheel that holds the key to unlocking the next page. Solve the puzzles correctly to escape. Get them wrong, and you will find yourself further and further along the path to your own demise.

Buy your copy HERE + free UK delivery.


The Supermum Myth
By Anya Hayes, Dr Rachel Andrew

As mums, we’ve all had that feeling of “not being good enough”, not measuring up to expectations of how we should be doing – where parenting is concerned this is a really unhelpful trap to fall into, and doesn’t help you or your children. It can lead to feelings of anxiety, guilt and failure. Especially if you’re attaining to be an unrealistic figure: Supermum. What if you were able to dwell on the good stuff rather than the bad? To have confidence in your decisions, trust your gut, and let go of your skewed vision of `perfect parenting’? The key is to find a way to navigate through any unhelpful thought patterns, to find a more positive, healthier outlook.

This is a book for those seeking to find that shift in perception: to turn around your negative mindset, to view your own achievements in a different light, to be kinder to yourself. It uses CBT, mindfulness and other established therapies to help you to rebuild your confidence in your own parenting style and drown out the niggling competitive doubts. The sooner you do this, the sooner you can enjoy parenting your kids, and they will thank you for it. Embracing the imperfect, being good enough. With easy-to-follow activities combining a blend of other psychological strategies, the book walks you through exactly how to unpick your bad thinking habits.

Buy your copy HERE + free UK delivery.


The Board Game Family
Reclaim your children from the screen
By Ellie Dix

A roadmap to integrating board gaming into family life, filled with inspiring ways to engage even the trickiest of teenagers and manage game nights with flair. In The Board Game Family: Reclaim your children from the screen, Ellie Dix offers a roadmap to integrating board gaming into family life and presents inspiring ways to engage even the trickiest of teenagers and manage game nights with flair.

Many parents feel as if they are competing with screens for their children’s attention. As their kids get older, they become more distant – leading parents to worry about the quality of the already limited time they share. They yearn for tech-free time in which to reconnect, but don’t know how to shift the balance. In The Board Game Family, teacher and educationalist Ellie Dix aims to help fellow parents by inviting them and their families into the unplugged and irresistible world of board games. The benefits of board gaming are far-reaching: playing games develops interpersonal skills, boosts confidence, improves memory formation and cognitive ability, and refines problem-solving and decision-making skills. With these rewards in mind, Ellie shares a wealth of top tips and stealthy strategies that parents can draw upon to unleash the potential of those dusty game boxes at the back of the cupboard and become teachers of outstanding gamesmanship – equipped to navigate the unfolding drama of competition, thwart the common causes of arguments and bind together a happier, more socially cohesive family unit.
Buy your copy HERE + free UK delivery.


Children’s Christmas Baking Kit
By Abigail Wheatley
With Fiona Patchett

A sturdy gift box containing two sets of biscuit cutters (two Christmas tree-shaped and two star-shaped), specially designed cupcake cases and an Usborne baking book which contains more than twenty illustrated, easy-to-follow recipes. Suitable for complete beginners, these tried-and-tested recipes will put the fun into festive baking.
Buy your copy HERE + free UK delivery.


Funny Ha, Ha
80 of the Funniest Stories Ever Written
Edited by Paul Merton

80 of the funniest stories ever written, selected and introduced by Paul Merton. From Anton Chekhov to Ali Smith, from P.G. Wodehouse to Nora Ephron, the greatest writers are those who know how to laugh. Here, award-winning comedian and broadcaster Paul Merton brings together his favourite funny stories of all time. Whether it’s the silly, surreal, slap-stick or satirical that makes you smile, there’s a story here to tickle every funny bone. From prize-winners and literary giants, to stand-up comedians and the rising stars of funny literature, this brilliant anthology is guaranteed to cheer your day.
Buy your copy HERE + free UK delivery.