About Us

Welcome to Ivy’s Library!

Tuk-Tuk TimeMy name is Shelley and I am 40-year-old mum of one, living in South East London. I have been a book addict for as long as I can remember, easily devouring 3 or 4 novels a week and spending many hours of guilty pleasure perusing book shops for new purchases.

Since having my daughter – Ivy, now aged 2 – the opportunities to snuggle up with a book have been few and far between, but fortunately she shares my love of a good story and together we have discovered the joy of children’s books. Thus, my addiction has shifted, and we now have a massive collection of colourful picture books which is slowly taking over our house!

Last year I noticed that friends and family with small children were taking an increasing interest in ‘Ivy’s Library’ and I was getting lots of requests for help on choosing good quality books.

Just for fun I started an Instagram account about our book collection and invited a handful of friends to follow us. I was amazed when I started to get follows from all over the world, so I started a Facebook page too and we have gone from strength to strength.

This site – Ivy’s Library – was the next logical step so I hope you like it. I add reviews most days and I only feature books which Ivy really enjoys so the content you will find here genuinely reflects the tastes of a book-loving toddler!

On our site you will find:

  • Reviews: Daily reviews of our favourite books
  • Top Picks: Weekly curated collections of our favourite books around a topic or theme
  • Ivy’s Guest Book: Short interviews with real mums and dads, telling us what their toddlers like to read and what their own favourite children’s books are
  • News: Updates from us and from the world of children’s books

We’d love to hear from you, so if you have any suggestions for the site, books you think we should review or any general questions then you can contact us here.

You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter for regular updates.