Books Round-up: New books for spring, Star Wars & mum hacks

Books round-up

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Welcome to May’s Books Round-up, I hope you all had a good Easter? I can’t quite believe it’s my third Books Round-up already. I’ve got lots of fab book posts to share with you this month, for children and grown-ups alike.

A couple of posts that are after my own heart this month. Firstly Nicola Says writes about encouraging toddlers to read something I think is really important. And Devon Mum wrote a great post about making time to read for yourself as a busy parent. If you love reading you should definitely read this as my books are one thing I have refused to give up since becoming a parent myself. I actually wrote about this very subject myself about a year ago in a post – how do you find time to read. If you have a reluctant reader in your house Mummy’s Little Lists talks about how she encouraged her son to read along with some helpful tips. 

As spring is finally well and truly here, maybe you’re looking for some new books to read with your children? This month I wrote a post on 6 books I think every child or toddler should own. The Ladybird’s Adventures has written a really great blog on 20 children’s books to read this spring, and Inside Out and About shared 5 new books she bought for her children during a recent visit to Waterstones. Bedtime stories I think are one of the best times of the day, which is why I really enjoyed 5 Essential Books for Bedtime from Kids Versus Copy, there are a couple of our favourites on the list too. Nadine from JuggleMum – and of course BritMum’s Editor – has published a lovely post on classic books to curl up with at bedtime this is a post for older children, but has some in my opinion must-have reads included.  Another idea to add some different books to your library is a book subscription, Susan K Mann shares what her children received in a book subscription box from Owl Crate Jr and it looks rather awesome.

Quite a few people have been reviewing Star Wars books this month. If you have a Star Wars fan in the house then they are definitely worth taking a look. Plutonium Sox reviews Star Wars The Force Awakens Illustrated Book, which I am pretty sure is something my son would love. Boo Roo and Tigger Too review some Egmont Star Wars reads the craft book really looks like fun. And The Gingerbread House reviews some great Star Wars reads too.  

If you’re looking for a new novel yourself to sink your teeth into, I have some fab adult novel blog posts to share too. Over 40 and Mum to One tells us what she thinks of All the Missing Girls which sounds like a very interesting thriller which is told in reverse. Life of Spicers reviews a great suspense book Let the Dead Speak a murder investigation with lots of twists and turns.  For cookery book lovers A Strong Coffee tests out a recipe is a lovely new cookbook Fress by Emma Spritzer, it looks delicious! A book that might strike a bit too close to home if you’re a blogger is The Circle by Dave Eggers which Accidental Hipster Mum has reviewed, it is a digital dystopia all about the power of the internet. 

Are you on the hunt for ways to make your life as a parent easier – who isn’t? Then both The Mum Reviews and Muffin Top Mummy have written a review on the book Mum Hacks. Both liked the book put have different opinions on it and it seems it has lots of time saving hacks for the busy Mum. 

Finally, if non fiction is your thing, Digital Motherhood shares her favourite non fiction books for children, it made me think that I really should get an Atlas for mine. If you’re off on holiday to France this summer then you may also be interested in Pears and Chocolate Sauce’s post about Usborne Listen and Learn First Words French.

I hope you enjoyed the round-up. If you would like to be included in next month’s round-up I would love to hear from you, you can tweet me @laurasummers or drop me an email.

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About Laura Summers

Laura is a Mum of three, as well as a freelance writer and blogger at Laura’s Lovely Blog. A consummate bookworm, she thanks the Gods of invention for the eReaders because she can now hide just how many books she’s buying. A bit of a magpie, Laura has a bit of a handbag addiction and is lover of lovely things. She also writes about gratitude and positivity, as well as life as a Mum of three. You can find her on Twitter @laurasummers or Instagram @laura_summers.


  1. 05 May 2017 / 06:16

    Thank you for including our Star Wars books within the round up. I must check out the Mum Hacks book.

  2. 05 May 2017 / 09:48

    Great round up and I’m loving the sound of the Mum Hack’s book. Thank you for including my owlcrate subscription it really is fab xx

  3. 08 May 2017 / 10:41

    thank you for including me.