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.





Me & Buddy

Me & Buddy is a brand new children’s lifestyle online store. An exciting range of contemporary design-led gifts and must-haves for babies and toddlers aged 0-3.

The shop gathered a very good range of trendy yet very useful things you really need when a little person entered your life!

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Playing with food – activity book

Playing with food - activity book
From designing a menu for a café to decorating a dream ice cream sundae to filling in a bento box, this interactive book invites your kids to think about how food is grown, prepared, cooked and presented.

Delightful illustrations by Louise Lockhart, who created treats for everyone from fussy eaters to budding chefs.

Playing with food!


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Mie Frey

Mie Frey - waiting

I came across these illustrations just recently and really enjoyed them. A lovely very natural and honest as well as sweet approach to one of the most amazing experiences in a woman’s life – expecting a child.

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Gift guide 2015 {books}

Gift guide - kids Christmas' books by Paul & Paula

I love to gift books and around Christmas time we want to read some lovely Christmas stories…

Here are some lovely books, some of them are big favourites in our house too… I copied a summary so you have a little idea about the story:


1. Olivia Helps with Christmas

Olivia is getting into the Christmas spirit. There are presents to wrap, ornaments to hang on the tree, snowpigs to build…But what mischief and mayhem will she get up to this time? This delightfully told and beautifully illustrated festive Olivia story belongs under everyone’s Christmas tree!


2. The Christmas Miracle

Jonathan Toomey is the best woodcarver in the valley, but he is always alone and never smiles. No one knows about the mementos of his lost wife and child that he keeps in an unopened drawer. But one early winter’s day, a widow and her young son approach him with a gentle request that leads to a joyful miracle. The moving, lyrical tale, gloriously illustrated by P.J. Lynch, has been widely hailed as a true Christmas classic.


3. Belle & Boo and the Very Merry Christmas

It’s almost Christmas Day. Time to decorate the tree, hang up stockings and bake delicious treats. Boo thinks the best thing about Christmas is the presents waiting for him under the tree. But, with a little help from his friend Belle, Boo learns that kindness and sharing will make for the merriest Christmas of all.


4. Twelve days of Christmas

This visual feast from acclaimed illustrator Alison Jay is the perfect festive gift. On Christmas Eve, a man buys presents for the woman he loves, beginning with a partridge in a pear tree. The couple travel through town and the gifts pile up, until they get to a Christmas party so magnificent it is a little overwhelming… leading them to slip back to the quiet of home, where their partridge is waiting.


5. Illustrated stories from Dickens

Five classics from Charles Dickens including classics such as Oliver Twist, Great Expectations and David Copperfield. Beautifully illustrated for a fun and engaging read, these stories are perfect for bedtime reading and rainy days.


6. Children of the Northlights

From the beloved authors of D’Aulaires’ Book of Norse Myths and other classics comes a new edition of one of Ingri and Edgar Parin d’Aulaires’s most beguiling children’s books. Long out of print, Children of the Northlights introduces readers young and old to siblings Lise and Lasse and to the captivating Sami people and culture of northern Scandinavia. At times mischievous and at others quite courageous, Lisa and Lasse, and their Sami culture, are brought brilliantly to life in the d’Aulaires’ illustrations.


7.  The Christmas Eve Tree

When the ugly little fir tree is taken to the city, no one wants to buy him; they prefer the big tall trees. But a homeless boy asks the shopkeeper if he can take the tree, and down by the river in a cardboard box, decorated with a few candles, the tree finds itself at the centre of a magical Christmas Eve it will never forget. A Christmas tale with a classic feel but a modern theme at its heart.


8. Ganesha’s Sweet Tooth

The Ganesha’s Sweet Tooth by Sanjay Patel & Emily Haynes tells the story of Ganesha. He is just like any other child except that he has the head of an elephant and rides around on a magical mouse. The enchanting tale will charm parents and children alike.









The New Baby {a book}

baby book
Just when little Joséphine was born we received this great activity book called The New Baby – perfect entertainment for the new big sister {who is 3 years old}.

The book shows how the baby grows in mummy’s belly and what will happen once it is out…

The illustrations are really fun and together with Leonor we had a look together and she was just chatting away and pointing things out. Having fun with the faces, giving names and finding things she knows and so on…

There are lots of activities as well like filling in a family tree, designing a babysuit or to practice how to hold a baby!

baby book
baby book
baby book
baby book

We really enjoyed this and my little one loved to see many things she knows and it was great to just sit with her and going through it together…

There is also a video where you can see the whole book, page by page if you like – check here.



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