Ella is determined to do well at the school talent show. She tries and tries, but all her attempts to find a talent end in disaster. Or do they? Could Ella’s failed attempts to find a talent undercover the gift that makes her truly extraordinary?
I Am Violet by Tania Duprey Stehlik & Vanja Vuleta Jovanovic ~ #Spotlight #PictureBook #Interview #Review ~ @_secondstory
This spotlight features an interview with the author of a picture book and simplified board book that has really resonated with me. In these mirrored books, a mixed race girl is wondering why her skin colour is different to both her parents. Through a metaphor of painting, Tania and illustrator, Vanja, show Violet’s journey of identity and being proud to be who she is.
Egg by Sue Hendra & Paul Linnet ~ #PictureBook #Review ~ @suehendra @PaulLinnet @MacmillanKidsUK
This book is not like other books. This is a book that even the smallest children can read. This is a book which celebrates difference. This is a book with just one word... Egg.
100 Children’s Books by Colin Salter ~ #Books #Review ~ @PavilionKidsBks
Arranged in chronological order, this book is a collection of 100 children’s books that inspired the world.
Bob the Artist by Marion Deuchars ~ #WIN #PictureBook #Review ~ @mariondeuchars @LKPChildrens @LaurenceKingPub
I am thrilled to be shining the spotlight on Marion Deuchars’ fantastic series, Bob the Artist. PLUS I will be giving you the chance to WIN a copy of the latest book in the series Bob Goes Pop!
A Hat for Mr Mountain by Soojin Kwak ~ #PictureBook #Review ~ @TwoHootsBooks @MacmillanKidsUK
Hat-maker extraordinaire, Nara, is about to face her biggest ever challenge: Mr Mountain needs a hat. What exactly should a hat for a mountain be made of?
A is for Another Rabbit by Hannah Batsel ~ #PictureBook #Review ~ @LernerBooks
Much to Owl’s dismay the narrator of this alphabet book has only one word in mind: RABBIT. Every entry is about rabbits. From delightful, dynamic, daredevil rabbits to xylophone rabbits and rabbits on drums!
I am NOT an Elephant by Karl Newson & Ross Collins ~ #PictureBook #Review ~ @Karlwheel @MacmillanKidsUK
This laugh-out-loud sequel to I am a TIGER sees a gecko accusing Mouse of being an elephant.
They Did It First by Julie Leung & Caitlin Kuhwald ~ #NonFiction #Review ~ @jleungbooks @caitlinkuhwald @MacmillanKidsUK
From Sir Isaac Newton to Johanna Lucht (who became the first deaf NASA engineer in 2017), this book gives accounts of fifty scientists, artists and mathematicians who broke records, changed history and proved anything is possible.
The Grizzly Itch by Victoria Cassanell ~ #SaturdaySpotlight #Interview #PictureBook #Review ~ @VickyCassanell @MacmillanKidsUK
I’m delighted to be sharing a review and fascinating interview with author/illustrator Victoria Cassnell about her charming debut picture book The Grizzly Itch which was published earlier this week.
Ravi’s Roar by Tom Percival ~ #PictureBook #Review ~ @TomPercivalsays @KidsBloomsbury
Sometimes Ravi gets angry. Can Ravi learn how to control his inner tiger?
Dewdrop by Katie O’Neill ~ #PictureBook #Review ~ @strangelykatie @OniPress
Dewdrop the axolotl (a Mexican walking fish!) loves cheerleading and is determined to cheer on all of his friends as this year’s sports fair.