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Me Books named one of the Guardian's Top 25 Apps of 2012 by James Huggins

At the weekend we were treated to an early Christmas present from the Guardian when we discovered that they had included Me Books in the Top 25 apps of 2012. Me Books and Toca Tailor, from the consistently marvellous Toca Boca, were the only apps for children to make the list which included Netflix and Angry Birds Star Wars! We have lots of plans to make Me Books even better but in the meantime, a huge thank you to everyone who is helping spread the word.

Click here to see the all the Guardian Top 25 Apps of 2012

Digital Kids at The School of Life by James Huggins

The School of Life has partnered with Mumsnet to run a series of events designed especially for parents. Each one is a short talk and discussion on various aspects of parenting in the modrn world. Writer, journalist and all round top clever bloke Tom Chatfield is leading the session and so we're booked in already! In addition to writing for the Guardian and Wired he has written several books on digital culture including Fun Inc. a brilliant brief history of the games industry.

The School of Life is a delightfully curious enterprise based out of a small shop in central London where they organise all kinds of interesting lectures on 'how to live well'. Sure it sounds a bit kooky but hey, there's nothing better than a generous slice of kook every now and then. These talks are kept deliberately small meaning there are only 25 tickets available... well 23 now.

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I still believe in superheroes... there, I said it. by James Huggins

OK I tried, I really did, but I simply can't avoid a post about the new Avengers movie out this weekend. In an effort to conceal my geekish fanboy enthusiasm I have assembled (sorry) a collection of interesting bits connected with Marvel's blockbuster release.

Superhero Talk

The villain in the Avengers movie is Loki (pictured), played by the fabulous British actor Tom Hiddleston. He recently penned a short article for the Guardian on why he thinks superhero movies shouldn't be scorned by either audiences or actors. It's a smart commentary on the importance of stories and the modern myths that superhero movies evoke.

Superhero Play

Come on... Avengers Lego? What's not to love? I have nothing more to say on it.

Superhero Party

We have a little boy in our household (no not me) who's turning four very soon and has asked if he could have a superhero themed party. Everyone knows that the most important part of being a superhero is the costume right? So if you have little ones who fancy saving the world this weekend check out these killer Avengers costumes. Oh they also do adult sizes... no, of course you're not interested, ahem.