Parenting Books

The world is changing rapidly, with technology advancing at breakneck speed and the constant bombardment of social media. The changes in the world are difficult to navigate as it is without the struggle of parenting. Our featured parenting books are here to offer some help. Whether it is an insight into the brave new world of technology through the eyes of a teenager, or perhaps information on the latest trends to keep you in the know. This selection hopes to offer you the information you need to help you do the best you can.

November 2021 Featured Books

A Beautiful Nightmare

A Beautiful Nightmare

Author: Christine McGuinness Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/11/2021

We all know the fairy-tale. An everyday girl meets her Prince Charming, they get married, have children and ride off into the sunset. Sadly, this isn't always the case and Christine McGuinness is keen to change the stereotype that marriage, fame and fortune brings an easy and blissful life... This is Christine's first book, where she tells the world her life story for the very first time. As well as outlining the difficulties and joys of being a mother to three autistic children, the autobiography delves into her anorexia battle, fertility troubles, her marriage, modelling career and tough childhood, subjects which are sensitive and many of which she hasn't spoken about before. She is a mum of three to eight-year-old twins Leo and Penelope and four-year-old Felicity, all of whom have been diagnosed with autism. In this frank and candid read, Christine reveals the struggles she's overcome in her life and still battles with today, but at the heart of it, she's on a mission to learn more about autism and to educate others and change the stigma around the condition. Christine wants to campaign to improve rights for those with invisible disabilities. She wants her children to be able to get a job, have relationships and live independent lives. Alongside writing her book, Christine and her husband Paddy are filming a BBC documentary about autism. It will air this Autumn. In the book, Christine will give readers a detailed insight into what being a full-time mum with three autistic children is like.

Annabel Karmel's Fun, Fast and Easy Children's Cookbook

Annabel Karmel's Fun, Fast and Easy Children's Cookbook

Author: Annabel Karmel Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/10/2021

Young chefs get an excellent introduction to culinary skills with Annabel Karmel's Fun, Fast & Easy Cookbook. The recipes have been designed for children and grown-ups to cook together and are divided into Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Snacks & Treats,  with easy-to-follow steps, tempting photos and cooking tips. The recipes are a lovely mix of both healthy dishes, with fresh fruit and vegetables added in creative and appealing ways, and twists on old favourites such as sunshine paella, vroom vroom bolognese and pesto pizzas. Amongst the recipes there are informative double-spreads on essential food groups and nutrition plus useful rules to keep kids safe in the kitchen. There are also ideas for cooking for those with food allergies and dietary requirements, with suggestions of simple ingredient-swaps to turn the recipe into a vegetarian or vegan meal. This sturdy, colourful hardback makes a great gift, giving hours of entertainment and teaching an essential skill in a fun way. 

October 2021 Featured Books

How to Raise a Global Citizen

How to Raise a Global Citizen

Author: Anna Davidson, Marvyn Harrison, Dr Annabelle Humanes, Dr Melernie Meheux Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/09/2021

For those of us at parenting age, with children, grandchildren, nieces or nephews, we have a responsibility to guide and encourage them towards a future that is inspired and informed by values of fairness, inclusion, respect for all our fellow human beings and, of course, for the planet we call home.   How to Raise a Global Citizen is written by and for parents and carers of children of all ages.  In an exclusive LoveReading LitFest event, we are delighted that author Anna Davidson was joined by two of the seven contributors to the book; mother of three daughters and blogger Fariba Soetan, and father of two and founder of Dope Black CIC and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Consultancy BELOVD, Marvyn Harrison. For parents, grandparents or carers of the children who will go on to save the world, this is the book and the event for you. https://www.lovereadinglitfest.com/previews/how-to-raise-a-global-citizen-event-preview

September 2021 Featured Books

Family Comforts

Family Comforts

Author: Rebecca Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/09/2021

Family Comforts is the much-anticipated new cookbook from Rebecca Wilson, the bestselling author, Instagram sensation and mum behind the phenomenally popular family food account @rebeccawilsonfood. With over 100 brand new, flavour-filled recipes, Rebecca shows you how to cook nutritious meals the whole family will love. From quick suppers that can be prepared in a matter of minutes to slow cooker heroes that deliver big flavours with minimal effort, joyful weekend feasts, brilliant bakes and warming desserts, Rebecca's ingenious, easy-to-follow recipes are suitable for young children from six months, and irresistible for older siblings and adults too. Parents and carers can wean their babies and introduce them to a variety of new foods, whilst sharing the same meals alongside them. An essential for every family's bookshelf, let Rebecca Wilson show you how to cook just once for the entire family, giving you more time together around the table to enjoy comforting meals through autumn, winter, and beyond.

The world is changing rapidly, with technology advancing at breakneck speed and the constant bombardment of social media. The changes in the world are difficult to navigate as it is without the struggle of parenting. Our featured parenting books are here to offer some help. Whether it is an insight into the brave new world of technology through the eyes of a teenager, or perhaps information on the latest trends to keep you in the know. This selection hopes to offer you the information you need to help you do the best you can.