Bookbug January Roundup: Our top news picks

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Category: Parents

Want to find out what's been happening in the world of Bookbug and beyond? We've rounded up a summary of our top news picks from January to share with you.


Find your next story to share with our latest book lists

To help celebrate Scotland’s Big Laugh, we put together a book list of funny books for your little one: Get the Giggles! (0-2). We also encouraged you to share a hug on National Hug Day with these 9 Books about Mummies and Daddies (0-2). And if your little ones have some energy to burn off, why not share one of these energetic reads with them? Wriggle and Twist, Hop and Twirl (3-7).

Read Bookbug's new blogs

Take a break from your busy day and have a look at our new blog posts. Do you let your baby babble? Senior Early Years Trainer Tracy Cooper recently provided a very interesting blog on the importance of baby talk.

If you’ve got a picture book query, get the Bookbug Detective on the case! In the first post, our Detective has got some great suggestions for young readers keen to move on from picture books.

This month, we also turned the spotlight on Pamela Butchart, author of Yikes, Stinkysaurus. Find out who her biggest inspiration is and what her typical working day is like here.

Elsewhere in the book world...

The Mumsnet Picture Book of the Month is Meet the Parents by Peter Bently and Sara Ogilvie. You can find out more about the book and download a free activity sheet on the Mumsnet website.

If you’ve got little ones with a whiffy sense of humour, Pamela Butchart shares her top ten stinky characters over on the Guardian website. Her favourites include Dave the tubby ginger cat and The Twits.

Struggling to think of potential names for your impending arrival? are on hand with 20 names inspired by children’s books.

Finally, Play Talk Read have shared some great tips and fun activities for you to enjoy with your little one in the new year, including some sing-a-long tips.  Don’t forget, you can have your own mini Bookbug Session at home with our songs and rhymes and fun with reading videos page.