The Children’s Bookshelf: Bento boxes, a tot bag, a no-sew costume, textural flowers and Mr. Men funny faces

It’s Monday, which means, along with  What Do We Do All Day?, No Twiddle Twaddle, Smiling Like Sunshine, Mommy and Me Book Club, and Mouse Grows, Mouse Learns, we bring you another edition of The Children’s Bookshelf.

The Children’s Bookshelf gives bloggers the chance to link up any book or reading related post, so that we have a collection of amazing posts in one place that help us inspire a love of reading in our children.

I’m finding that the ideas being shared each week are getting better and better.

Below is just a small sample of my  favourite posts that were linked up to The Children’s Bookshelf last week.

Featured Post of the week:

Keitha’s Chaos: Lunches

This post got me really excited. Keitha prepares the most amazing lunches for her son, and they are all based around the theme and features of the picture books they read together. There are five lunchboxes featured in this post, but you’ll find so many more wonderful lunch ideas throughout her website. Make sure you check out Keitha’s Story-themed lunches board on Pinterest. too

Also well worth a visit and a read are:

Living Worlds Apart: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Tot Bag

As I prepare for the arrival of our new baby, I’m finding myself increasingly interested in busy bags. I really like the idea of compiling busy bags for Cam that are based around the theme of our favourite books. This one is incredibly gorgeous, but also features skill-based activities too. You’ll find some other book-themed tot bags on the website too.

Lessons Learnt Journal: Hungry Caterpillar No Sew Costume

If I ever come across a no-sew project, you know I’m going to feature it. What a great costume to make for parties, story-telling and book events.

Honeybee Books: Spring Flowers

It’s time to celebrate spring, and Melissa of Honeybee books knows how to do it. After visiting a flower festival, her children began Planting a Rainbow of flowers using a range of materials (cupcake liners, sequins, pasta. pom poms etc.). I just know kids will love this activity.

Rainy Day Mum: Mr Men, Mirrors & Making Faces

I’m sure you have some Mr. Men books in your home. Cerys from Rainy Day Mum shows you how to have lots of fun with these books.

So if you have a children’s book or reading related post you’d like to share, please consider joining The Children’s Bookshelf Linky Party:

How to join:

  • Link up your children’s book related posts. We love posts about book news, reviews, reading tips or any other book related items you think will be of special interest to parents.
  • Consider adding The Children’s Bookshelf button or text link to your post to let others know where the book party is. You can grab the code from the box underneath the button below. Click the text, copy it and paste it in the HTML of your post.
  • PLEASE Visit other posts and share your comments. We want this to be an interactive community of book lovers.
  • By linking up you are giving permission for any of the co-hosts to pin and/or feature your photo on a future The Children’s Bookshelf post.

The Children’s Bookshelf: Bento boxes, a tot bag, a no-sew costume, textural flowers and Mr. Men funny faces


  1. Thank you so much for featuring my lunch and linking to my blog. I really appreciate it.

    • A pleasure Keitha. I am thrilled to have stumbled upon your blog. I just love your lunch boxes. So very clever.

  2. Thank you so much for the feature Jackie :) xoxo P

  3. Hi Jackie, Whitney here! As you know we love this link! Guess what though, I think I messed up my link today and didn’t get a picture on there (I’m kind of a linky doofus!) Can you delete it and I’ll add it again?

  4. I always were searching of these style of Boxes to carry out your lunches with full of satisfiction not to hasitate for your food to make it eatless because in breakfast & lunch time enough gap i think in this duration not to adopt your food in bad condition.

  5. I want to discuss on your daily sleeping time when you go on bed for sleeping then you leaving your door with out closing i sharing my views about this issue.I think through this make me any helping reply for this matter.

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