Paul & Paula shares their favourite books for kids. We cover books for all ages – from baby till teenager!

We love books and enjoy sharing what we read at home. With so many languages around us our personal library is big. The kids love to read and we all love to spend time in book stores. Enjoy our selection and have a look at our book store.





ZebraBook – personalised books

ZebraBook - personalised books
Now this was and is quite a funny thing. Antoine in a book! How did that happen? And why? And who?
So many questions arose when Antoine discovered how very own book during the Winter break that it was truly to cute to watch.

And the mystery behind this really great surprise is called ZebraBook publications.
They create personalised books for each of their little customers, containing their name and surname.

‘All of our beautiful books are hand finished, educational, solid, attractive and ethical but most importantly they are lots of fun! Each book is lovingly made and hand finished at our workshop in Belgium, where we offset the CO2 emissions of our activity and transport. Our stories are written to help children to grow up, to teach them the alphabet and help them to discover our incredible world without any stereotypes.’

And we love books in our house and this is really such a great idea. I especially love that these are ‘real’ books. Not just a little hardcover with lots of images and a name on the cover. These are super stories, beautiful illustrations and the child will find himself in the text on various occasions.


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Konfetti Kids – new kids store in Barcelona

Konfetti Kids - new kids store in Barcelona
Barcelona is THE city at the moment and if you happen to live there {lucky you!} or planning a trip, then take note now: there is a new kids shop called KONFETTI KIDS that opened just recently in the Barrio Gotico disctrict. And it looks really super inviting and fun.

And so does the online shop by the way, I love the illustrations.

Claudia is originally from Bergamo, Italy.
After her studies she collected some professional experiences in women’s wear, where she had the chance to travel and fall in love with Berlin.
Five years ago Claudia decided to move to Berlin, met her husband Michael and in March 2015  their daughter Lilien was born.

Since Lilien Claudia’s interest in the world of kids wear started to grow. Thinking about quality and good design and how to combine both. The starting point for her ‘project’.

In 2016, the family decided to move to Barcelona and in May this year Claudia found the perfect location for KONFETTI KIDS in a beautiful street of the Barrio Gotico and her project became finally real!

So, yes, the concept was conceived in Berlin and is now based in Barcelona. A concept store for the whole family with a hand-picked selection of international brands for children that reflects her passion for good quality and design.
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Gift Guides 2017 – grand parents

Gift Guides 2017 - grand parents



Another request and researched with lots of pleasure!
Grand parents!

What to gift your parents aka grand parents.

They have everything, usually do not want anything and you wonder what is a good and lovely gift. One that is will be used and cherished too.

Here are some ideas:
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Gift Guides 2017 – teens

Gift Guides 2017 – teens

I guess when thinking about a good gift for teens it has to tick quite a few boxes. Trendy, personal, useful for their daily life, stylish and, of course, something they really want.

Here are some really cool ideas that I think a teen would love to find under the tree:


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Bookshelf ideas for the kidsroom

kids bookshelf ideas

Kids books are the best, aren’t they? I mean I love books in general and can hardly pass a book store but the illustrations and the creativity that come with kids books are so inspiring.

We have many books for the kids and we love to choose books when we go ‘home’ – to Germany or France – and want to bring back books in ‘our’ languages. These moments usually take a good amount of time but especially in Germany book stores are real lifestyle shops these days and have something for everyone. But back to the topic.

With four kids, a couple of languages and lots of book lovers the book shelf is busy. And I always like to use some of the extra beautiful ones as decoration as well. Do you do the same?

That is why I went out looking for some inspiration on how to display the kids’ books best.

Above is a great idea. A shelving system made out of crates. You can find those at your local hardware store. Just make sure to get the treated ones so no risks of splints.

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