SNURK Astronaut and Princess Bedding
- In March, SNURK, a independent high quality bedding brand from Amsterdam, will be releasing  two new bedding sets that are sure to positively promote bedtime with the kids; The Astronaut and Princess duvet cover and pillowcase sets.

These new single bed duvet covers will allow your lil dreamers to explore the world beyond the stars and dream of white stallions and Prince Charming while tucked safely into their soft beds.

Great for themed rooms, sleepovers and kids who dream big.

Also…that spaceman suit is Astronomical!

Available soon at snurkbeddengoed.nl

The One And Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate - On Monday the American Library Association announced its 2013 youth media award winners.

Katherine Applegate’s “The One And Only Ivan" received the 2013 John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature.

Applegate’s book tells the epic story of Ivan, the easygoing, artsy, Silverback gorilla who lives in a small compound at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade. His life seems simple until he meets Ruby, a baby elephant taken from her family. Trough Ruby, Ivan remembers life in the wild and is able to see their home—and his own art—through new eyes. When Ruby arrives, change comes with her, and it’s up to Ivan to make it a change for the better.

Not only is “The One And Only Ivan” a tale of friendship, art and hope that is sure to capture the hearts of the entire family, it’s a story based on truth. Applegate’s book is Inspired by the real story of Ivan the gorilla, who spent 27-years living in a mall in Tacoma. Ivan really loved to paint, cared about other animals and became an important symbol for the animal liberation movement in the 90’s.

Be sure to pick up a copy of this award winning children’s book and lil piece of history via theoneandonlyivan.com

CTH Mini Autumn/Winter 2012 Collection - CTH Ericson, founded in 1885 by Carl Theodor Ericson, is one of Sweden’s leading suppliers of caps and hats. For over 125 years, CTH Ericson has been making the highest quality classic and current cut hats.

Today, with a new generation of younger - baby-making - Ericson’s running the business, the brand has decided to get inspired by caps and hats from their past collections. Favorites from the 50s and 60s have been recreated and adapted to fit on lil heads of children. The new AW12 collection is so sweet and perfectly timeless. We love the knitted Pompomed toque!

See cthmini.se for the whole AW12 collection.

Knelt Desk and Seat for Children by Ubiquity Design Studio - The Knelt seat and desk combo is an innovative kneeling stool and low desk for children that naturally encourages an optimal posture for positive spinal development in young kids. With conventional seating, most kids tend to hunch putting strain on their lil necks, shoulders and backs but this desk promotes a healthy straight spine.

This well designed and beautifully constructed molded desk and seat can be used for many indoor activities such as creative writing, drawing and colouring, reading and homework, using a laptop or iPad, playing video games or watching TV. It’s contemporary look is perfectly suited for any modern home and looks great in a living room.

Available at ubiquitydesignstudio.co.uk in Birch, Oak and Walnut. Best suited for kids from ages 3 to 10.

Kidsonroof Casa Collection - Kidsonroof is a small dutch company that wishes to re-connect nature and modern life. In doing so they have created a great collection of very affordable cardboard based playhouses, desks, toys, etc. If your kids love making forts but hate having to put the couch cushions back at the end of the day, this is the perfect gift for them! We thoroughly enjoy the “Rocket” and the “Igloo”. Check them out here.

TOMS “Kids for Kids Collection” Spring 2011 - New to TOMS this spring are the “Tiny TOMS” and “Youth” collections. Inspired by adventure, discovery and creative expression, these tiny ethical shoes feature bold patterns, fun colours, playful illustrations and in some cases, glitter! You can also find the classic suede insole and rubber cupsole for durability and flexibility. Remember, for every pair of TOMS shoes sold, another pair is given to a child in need. Keep an eye out for them!

via Junior