One of the best things about being a mum is all the wonderful people I get to meet while we’re out and about around Epsom at classes.
At one of our TinyTalk classes I met a lovely mum, Lauren, who was selling books for little ones. Emilie has a small obsession with books and we love to feed her curiosity for them. I asked Lauren if she would give me her opinion on the best books for little ones this Christmas and I wanted to share her amazing insider knowledge into the world of books for little people.
If you’re looking for some lovely gifts this Christmas please give Lauren a call and support a local mum and her business! You can get to know Lauren a bit more later in this post. LAST ORDER DATE FOR GUARANTEED CHRISTMAS DELIVERY – 13 DECEMBER
Here are her TOP BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS & A DISCOUNT CODE especially for you!
This charming illustrated collection of traditional Christmas carols is sure to delight little children.
Includes the well-loved carols ‘Away in a Manger’, ‘Silent Night’, ‘We Three Kings’, ‘We Wish you a Merry Christmas’ and more.
Delightfully illustrated, the sturdy board book is the perfect size for little hands to hold and explore.
Introduce the magic of Christmas to babies and toddlers with this first words board book.
There are lots of festive scenes to look at and talk about, including Santa and his sleigh, hanging Christmas stockings, a snowy winter’s day and much more.
Full of festive surprises, and the perfect size for little hands to hold and explore.
£4.99 each or £5.99 for the library of 4 books (library book sizes are smaller)
The high-contrast black and white illustrations included in these books are specially designed for babies to focus on.
With thick board pages, the books are perfect for sharing or can be propped up for babies to see by themselves.
These delightful fold-out, concertina board books double as a frieze on a shelf or in a cot
Introduce little children to some of the most well-known and well-loved nursery rhymes including Jack and Jill, Humpty Dumpty, Baa Baa Black Sheep and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.
Each coloured page of the colours book contains labelled pictures of things found in that colour. The colours included are red, orange, yellow, green, blue and black.
Each page in the ABC book shows two letters accompanied by simple words starting with those letters and delightful illustrations to talk about.
Introduce little ones to number words by counting the animals, birds and butterflies in the 1, 2, 3 book. One side has pictures with strong contrast while the other has a colourful scene to enjoy.
Very young children will love peeping through the holes and touching the textured pages in these beautiful hide-and-seek board books.
A gorgeous new series to share with babies and toddlers. Perfect for fans of the That’s not my… series.
A new title is added each month.
(Book and soft toy sets available for selected titles at £14.99 each)
Delightful touchy-feely books with simple, repetitive text.
Bright, colourful illustrations with carefully chosen textures to touch and feel on every page.
Specially designed to help develop sensory and language awareness in babies and toddlers.
A joy to share with a baby or toddler – don’t forget to spot the little white mouse on every page!
Colourful and charmingly illustrated non-fiction books for very small children, with lots of flaps to lift, holes to peep through and items to spot.
An engaging and interactive introduction to each of the topics.
These engaging board books have sliding panels which babies will love moving to reveal secret images hiding below.
Brilliant for developing essential motor skills and hand-eye coordination.
£7.99 – £9.99 each
Children can be really inquisitive and ask some interesting questions.
With lots of flaps to lift on every page, these informative books answer the questions that young children have.
What is Poo? is a particularly popular, award winning title. What is poo? Does everyone do it? And where does it all go? Children can lift the flaps to find the answers in this surprisingly charming book, and discover how much poo an elephant does, and what you can do with poo… There’s even a Who did these poos? quiz. A very informative little book!
Delightful board books with a sound panel and high contrast illustrations specially designed to appeal to the very young.
Little hands will love pressing the buttons to hear the sounds and using the tabs to locate their favourite pictures.
An essential collection of nine titles from Usborne’s First Experiences series, introducing young children to key situations that they might be experiencing for the first time.
Includes visiting the doctor, going to school, welcoming a new baby and travelling on a plane.
Every double page also contains a little yellow duck for children to spot.
The titles are also available individually in paperback for £4.99 or mini paperback for £2.50 each.
Beautiful Little Moments Discount Code
Quote Beautiful Little Moments when you contact Lauren to place your order & get 10% OFF!
A little bit about Lauren
My name is Lauren and I am mom to two boys, a full time employee and an independent Usborne organiser. During my most recent maternity leave I started thinking about ways to regain myself – all moms will more than likely understand what I mean. I also wanted to challenge myself. But didn’t put too much thought into it because there wasn’t much time to; other thoughts about naps, foods, nursery pick-ups, etc. always took preference and I knew I would be returning to my “9 to 5” job.
One day while feeding my youngest and browsing FB, as you do, I came across a post about joining an Usborne online party. It was taking place that evening. I clicked “Interested” to get the notification to remind me in case I was available at the time as Usborne has always been my go-to range when buying books for the boys.
I grew up reading books and developed a love for them. This is something I am keen to encourage for my boys too. I have read to them both since tiny and still do. So far it seems to have worked. They both really enjoy story time and “reading” by themselves. My eldest used to always grab the books that were included in the toy box during the play session at TinyTalk classes and ask me to read them to him, while the other children played with the toys.
I landed up being able to attend the online party (whilst feeding my youngest). And bought 5 books! I am still not sure what made me do it but I asked the host “how easy is it to join Usborne?” She responded with the details and the parts that caught my attention were that it was only a small join up fee (£38), there are NO monthly targets and you get plenty of free books along the way as well as purchase the books at a reduced rate.
I became quite excited about the thought of joining up because this seemed like the thing I was looking for (whilst not actually looking). My brain started ticking over with various options and possibilities. I was tempted to sign up there and then because it had seemed pretty easy to run the event. But decided to give it at least a day to sleep on it and discuss with my husband.
I struggled to think of a negative to signing up and soon decided to just go ahead and do it because even if nothing else came of it, I would at least be able to buy books for my boys at a reduced cost (always a bonus).
I am so glad I signed up! I thoroughly enjoy this adventure; knowing that I am assisting more than just my boys to fall in love with books is amazing. It’s helped me with my personal goals to step out of my comfort zone and broaden my skills but most importantly it has given me something of my own to think about but without any additional pressure of targets to hit. And I have met some amazing people along the way.
Plus I love Usborne books even more! There is a wider range than I expected and I wasn’t aware that they sell other items such as jigsaws, flashcards, models to build, baking kits, etc. Also that they cater for young adults as well and not just young children.
If any of this has resonated with you, I would love for us to chat. Together we can get even more books into the hands of even more children.
Don’t forget to quote “Beautiful Little Moments” when contacting me with your book selections to take advantage of the 10% off offer.
Looking forward to hearing from you.