Ealing Mummy X Waterstones

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We invited our resident blogger Ealing Mummy along to team up with Waterstones for some light Spring reading. See what she has to say below!

I’ve always had a love of reading ever since I was a young child and I still have my nose in a book a lot of the time now too. I’m always keen to encourage my daughter Amelia to love books too. This Easter I have teamed up with Waterstones, at Ealing Broadway Shopping Centre to give you a run down on my top five books to get the kids reading this Easter. To hopefully spend less time on electronic devices! Plus, I have a competition over on my Instagram for you to enter. You could win a £10 Waterstones voucher, plus four top kids titles get you going, the prize is worth £38! Head over to my Instagram now to enter!

My first recommendation has been a firm favourite with my Daughter and the stories always keep her coming back for more. Aimed at children of the between the ages of 4-6 years old. There are a variety of Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam Stories. This one is entitled The Cat Burglar, by Tracey Corderoy and Steven Lenton.

“Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam have swapped a life of crime for baking cakes in their cafe. But now there’s a new robber in town – the infamous Kitty-le-Claw! When there’s a midnight robbery at the bank, can the two baker dogs save the day?”

My next suggestion is The winner of Watermans Children’s Book Prize 2019. The Boy at the Back of the Class, by Onjali Q. Rauf. I would say it is suitable for children aged 7 years and up. It might be a book that you could also read to your children, but it could be suitable for them to read to themselves depending on their reading ability.

“A story of friendship, hope and the importance of kindness, The Boy at the Back of the Class is a story full of heart and humour, told from a unique perspective. Featuring illustrations from Pippa Curnick, this is an exceptional book by an emerging voice in children’s writing.”

You can’t go wrong with Charlie Changes Into a Chicken, by Sam Copeland.

“Charlie McGuffin tries to be an optimist, but in reality he’s a bit of a worrier.

Some of the things Charlie is worried about:

  • His brother (who is in hospital)
  • Their very panicked parents
  • Unwanted attention from the school bully
  • The fact that he’s started turning into animals!

Even though every kid wants a superhero power, Charlie isn’t keen on turning into a pigeon in the middle of the school play.

But what happens if he does? Will he get sent away for Science to deal with? Will his parents crack under the extra stress?

With the help of his three best friends, Charlie needs to find a way of dealing with his crazy new power – and fast!”

We also love Lightning Girl by Alesha Dixon. It’s great to see a superhero that is a girl for a change!

“My inspiration to create a superhero called Lightning Girl began with wanting my young daughter to feel empowered. It’s been a dream to create a strong role model that any child can look up to – I want my readers to see themselves in Aurora.” – Alesha Dixon

The winner of the Waterstones Children Book Prize for older children. Children of Blood and Bone, by Tomi Adyemi, is suitable for Teens.

“Magnificent from the off, Adeyemi’s richly drawn world is a breath of fresh air in Teen and Young Adult fantasy. Written with seemingly endless reserves of imagination, our booksellers were captivated by this distinctive and exhilarating novel, which is all at once fearless, immersive, emotional and cinematic beyond its pages. This poignant debut has more than enough to keep you on the edge of your seat and reading late into the night.” – Florentyna Martin, Waterstones Children’s Buyer

Don’t forget your local Ealing Waterstones has something for all ages and abilities of reading. They have an excellent section for younger children and a wide range of picture books.

Also, if you are going away over Easter and need some activities to keep the kids entertained on a long journey, you can’t go wrong with a sticker book and Waterstones currently have a buy one get one half price offer.

They also have a great range of toys and gifts too! If you have a birthday party coming up.

I hope you have a very Happy Easter and enjoying encouraging your child to read or read with them!

Don’t forget your Ealing Waterstones has it’s very own social media accounts, so follow them if you want to find out what’s going on locally.

Twitter: @WstonesEaling

Facebook: @WaterstonesEalingBroadway

Disclaimer – (AD) This post is a paid collaboration with Ealing Broadway Shopping Centre and I was gifted the above products from Waterstones in return for a review.

Additional Information

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Getting here

Ealing Broadway
Ealing
London
W5 5JY
020 8567 3453
  • Car

    Ealing Broadway car park is sign-postedᅠupon reaching the town centre. The car park can be accessed via Grove Road or Windsor Road. Please use the specific postcode W5 5BL to bring you to the car park entrance. View car park rates and opening times here. To open Google maps, please click here.

  • Train

    Fast and frequent trains run from Paddington to Ealing Broadway where the high speed service heads west to Slough, Reading and Oxford. Approximate travel time from Paddington to Ealing Broadway is 10 minutes. You can find further information on the train service here.

    By Tube

    Take the Central or District line from central London to Ealing Broadway. The Centre is just a two minute walk from the station. The Piccadilly line serves South Ealing station. For more information visit Transport for London. 

  • Bus

    Ealing Broadway is on regular bus routes which pass close to the entrance to the Centre. You can catch the 83, 207, 427, 607, N207 services on The Broadway towardsᅠHanwell to the west and Acton, or Hanger Lane East and North. The 65 stops on the High street towards Brentford. You can find out more information on the bus services here.

Accessibility

There are lifts available at Ealing Broadway. Lifts are located outside Tesco, at the Oak Road entrance and at Oxford Road entrance.

Ealing Broadway is wheelchair accessible at all entrances and four passenger lifts are provided to access Level 1 of the Ealing Broadway while three serve the upper car park levels. Blue badge spaces are located on Level 1 of the car park, adjacent to the Library and further spaces are available on Floors 3 and 5 close to the Twin Tower passenger lifts.

Shopmobility is located on Level 1 of the car park. The office is on the right-hand side of the Windsor entrance and is within a few seconds of the blue badge spaces. Here you can hire manual and powered wheelchairs as well as power scooters to use within the Centre and Town Square.

Opening times: Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 10am-6pm

Tuesday and Thursday: 10am-3pm

Saturday: 10am-4pm

Sunday: CLOSED

Bank holidays: CLOSED

For more information, click here or call 020 8579 1724

 

Facilities

Accessible toilet facilities are available on the ground floor on the Oxford Road entrance. For access, a radar key will be required. There are additional Accessible Toilets within the mens and womens toilets. For directions please see Google Maps here.

Baby changing facilities are available within the mens and womens toilets. There are also baby feeding facilities in the woman’s toilets. For directions, please see Google Maps here. Baby changing facilities are also available within M&S.

Ealing Broadway has spaces for over 600 cars from Monday to Friday and over 800 cars every weekend. The car park is open from 6am - 12 midnight and can be accessed from either Grove Road via St Mary's Road (opposite Ealing Green) or Windsor Road via Ealing Common.

Tariffs Monday - Sunday:
0-1 hour: £1.00
1-2 hours: £2.00
2-3 hours: £3.00
3-4 hours: £4.00
4-5 hours: £5.00
5-6 hours: £6.00
Over 6 hours and up to 24 hours: £12.00

Lost ticket charge: £12.00

Motorbikes are welcome in the dedicated motorbike park under the Grove Road car park entrance ramp.

Our car park has received the Park Mark, given by the Police to car parks that have achieved the standards of the Safer Parking Scheme, designed to reduce crime in car parks.

Please note that bank holiday’s follow the usual weekday tariff.

 

Cash machines are available at the following locations on the ground floor: St. Saviour Mall (next to the Tesco exit), Oak Road Entrance (HSBC and Lloyds) and within M&S.

There are further accessible toilets as well as a Changing Places facility located on the first floor, which can be accessed by the lift closest to the Accessible Toilets on the ground floor. For directions, please see Google Maps here.

A ChargeBox® facility is available at Ealing Broadway, so you can charge your mobile devices securely while you shop. This is located outside Broadway Court.

Ealing Broadway offers free wifi to all of its customers.

Toilets are located on Level 1 near the Management Office. For directions, please see Google Maps here.

Services

The Car Wash Company are located on Level 4 of the car park, offering a wide range of wash and valet services.

In-store
Selected stores offer a Click and Collect service. See individual store listings for details.

 

Lost property enquiries can be directed to the Management Office located located on Level 1 (adjacent to the toilets) or by calling 020 8567 3453

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