You've probably heard the expression "when pigs fly," but have you heard the Spanish phrase "when frogs grow hair" or the Yoruba saying "when chicken have teeth"? This fun-filled collection of idioms from around the world includes expressions in ten languages
It’s Christmas Eve and the toys are getting the tree decorated, but they are missing the shining silver star that always goes on top.
Did you know that some young fairies can be incredibly… grumpy! And not just a bit grumpy, foot-stomping, frowny, bottom-lip-sticking-outy kind of grumpy.
Gertie is the littlest yak and wants to grow up NOW. She wants bigness and tallness because smallness is good for nothing.
We all get scared. We’re only human. But what about superheroes? I’m delighted to be joined on the blog by debut author, Kate Thompson, who alongside the super-talented illustrator, Clare Elsom, has created a marvellous picture book, Superheroes Don’t Get Scared. Maisie Brown is feeling scared and wishes she was a superhero like Burpnado, Specstacular... Continue Reading →
Taking Time is a gentle, illustrated poem invites children from all walks of life, to take the time to appreciate all the wonderful things around us.
Shrek meets The Hungry Caterpillar in this charming picture book about cherishing the natural world.
This sensory board book for babies, encourages clapping whilst reminding them of the best of lockdown – community spirit and gratitude for our key workers. For every sale of Clap Hand for Key Workers, 35p will be donated to NHS Charities Together.
With many children about to start school, nursery and pre-schools, Hello Friend! by Rebecca Cobb, couldn’t be more fitting! This adorable picture book about making friends is just too good not to share with all of you, so read on to be in with a chance of winning a copy for yourself!
Dog has always wanted a little boy. It’s a shame Dog didn’t get to pick which little boy he had, but it doesn’t matter because Dog likes his boy. This is a book for dogs. And dog lovers, but mainly for the dogs – dog owners can just read it to them. Finally, dogs are getting to tell THEIR story from THEIR perspective.
One of my top picks for 2020! If You See a Lion is written by Karl Newson and illustrated by Andrea Stegmaier. Have you seen a lion? It’s hiding somewhere in this book. But you’ll have to take a closer look…
hen Amira loses her Jinni she must voyage to a place where lost things can be found. You can go with her to Sahar Peninsula; it is just beyond the horizon. But be warned, it won’t be easy to find…
Old Macdonald had a farm, and on that farm he had a teapot, and in that teapot lived a teeny weeny blue genie who just wanted some peace and quiet.
Monkey is in a hurry to put on the perfect birthday bash. Can a sloth teach Monkey to use a new-found sense of calm to figure out what she really needs to create the perfect party?
Today, I have a GIVEAWAY of Morag Hood’s Brenda is a Sheep AND her latest picture book Spaghetti Hunters! I love these books so much. Read on for a sneak peak, and also a chance to win a copy for yourself.
From the author of The Misadventures of Frederick, Ben Manley, comes yet another unique and original picture book, Albert Talbot: Master of Disguise, illustrated by Aurélie Guillerey.
When Maisy’s brother, Ed, tells her that dinosaur toys are for boys, Maisy is quick to inform him that he is yet to meet T. Rex’s big sister, She Rex!
When animal expert Miranda sees her teacher wandering freely around the town, she puts all she has learnt from Wildlife TV star Nature Joe into practice and sets out on a mission to put Mrs Birdley back in her natural habitat… the classroom.
I feel incredibly privileged to be part of the blog tour for When Stars Are Scattered, a graphic novel by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed (coloured by Iman Geddy) which tells the incredibly moving true story of Omar and his brother Hassan.
Last week saw the publication of a book I had been eagerly awaiting… Bears Love Squares written by Caryl Hart and illustrated by Edward Underwood. Despite Raccoon’s best efforts to show Bear the joys of other shapes, Bear only loves squares. Edwards illustrations are lovely and fun and the text placement adds to the geometric... Continue Reading →