Grandmothers by Sally Vickers is a beautifully written, witty and totally absorbing novel which looks at family relationships from the point of view of three older and very different women.
Seeing images of vegetables can boost children’s intake – new eBooks have been launched to encourage children to eat their greens. A variety of new resources, based on the evidence that children who are exposed to pictures of vegetables are more likely to eat them, have been launched as part of the See & Eat project, an initiative funded by European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) Food, led by Professor Carmel Houston-Price at the University of Reading and supported by the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF).
Calm – The Magic of Sleep by Michael Anton Smith promises to tell you everything you've ever wanted to know about sleep but were too tired to ask. What does insomniac Anne Coates think of it?
Why Will No One Play With Me? author, parenting and social skills expert Caroline Maquire introduces the Play Better Plan to Help Kids Make Friends and Thrive.
The Wonder Weeks – A Stress-free Guide to Your Baby's Behaviour by Xaviera Plas-Plooij, Frans X. Plooij and Hetty van de Rijt is based on bround-breaking behavioural research in the Netherlands and has become a word-of-mouth sensation. New mum Jo Roberts found it a reassuring guide.
Advice From The UK’s Leading Nutritionist Dr Marilyn Glenville’s latest book Natural Alternatives to Dieting
Anne Coates reviews three chilling novels – On My Life by Angela Clark, Sam Carrington's The Missing Wife and Ruby Speechley's début Someone Else's Baby – with babies at the heart of the narrative.
RHS Colour Companion: A Visual Dictionary of Colour for Gardeners reviewed by Christine Mayle.
Worst Case Scenario by Helen Fitzgerald is both dark and extremely funny writes Anne Coates.
How to Raise Successful People by Esther Wojcicki - subtitled simple lessons for radical results – isn't a parenting guide telling you what to to but helps parents think about core values and to think about your parenting philosophy. Reviewed by Anne Coates.
Anne Coates takes a look at parenting and family themes in recent contemporary fiction: This Child of Ours by Sadie Pearse (Sphere) and Call Me Star Girl by Louise Beech (Orenda Books).
9 Ways to a Resilient Child by Dr Justin Coulson PhD reviewed and highly recommended by Anne Coates.