NOTHING delights me more, I don’t think, than the fact that my three year old daughter adores books just as much as I do.

As a total and utter bookworm, it was something that I had hoped would happen. The very fact that it has, makes me want to punch in the air and mum dance across the kitchen.

It’s fabulous.

What isn’t perhaps so fabulous, in monetary terms, is the fact that she wants to own them ALL. That every single book she sees, she wants. Like mother, like daughter for sure.

But it’s an expensive business. Or it certainly could be if it wasn’t for super cheap, super brilliant shops such as ‘The Works’.

I’ve bought all sorts in here over the past few years since Elsie was born, but yep mainly books with a few toys thrown in.

Whenever I need a new book for Elsie or some new craft stuff, I always hop foot it to here, browsing the shelves in the hope that I’ll find a bargain or two. And what’s more, I pretty much always do!

For Easter for example, I scooped her up a couple of books, including a best selling- award winning one, for less than a fiver. I also think the store is brilliant for finding presents for all those kids parties!

To give you an idea of what is available, The Works asked me to pick out a few of my favourite items from their online shop which was easy as there is plenty of choice.

What wasn’t easy was narrowing them down, but here you go. In the name of affordable books and for bargain shoppers everywhere, here’s a little wish list of mine…



From left to right:

Guess How Much I Love You Storage Box. £7: A perfect box to stash away some of those baby items you just can’t bear to get rid off!

Come Too School Too Blue Kangaroo by Emma Chichester Clark. £2: This will be a perfect bedtime read in getting Elsie prepared for going to school. Especially as she already knows (and loves) ‘Blue Kangaroo’.

Vogue Covers by Robin Muir. £16.99: One for me! I love Vogue covers and always hang onto my favourite editions, so this book sounds like a coffee table winner.

The Shakespeare Stories, 16 books. £15: I love how this collection of stories introduces younger children to Shakespeare’s most famous plays.

Little Miss Storage Suitcases, set of three. £7: A lovely gift or a great way to stash some of Elsie’s toys away neatly!

Garden Fairy House, £5: Because little people only believe in magic and fairies for so long! I’ve already popped one in my shopping bag for Elsie who is going to be beyond thrilled when she sees it.

Fabulous things aren’t they?

So there you have it. Bargains galore. Books galore. If that’s what you’re after, you know where to go…

Have you shopped at ‘The Works’? Or have you any tips for bargain books and children’s gifts?



Disclaimer – This post was written in collaboration with ‘The Works’ but as always all opinions are my own.


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