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…
Ocean Themed Books and Games ~ #Review #SaveTheOcean ~ @kmanolessou @carolineselmes @hollyexley @katiecottle_ @QuartoKids @LKPChildrens @PavilionKidsBks
My eldest daughter loves anything to do with fish and the ocean, so today, I will be shining the spotlight on some books and games we’ve enjoyed recently.
Create You Own Picture Book with Sandra Wilson ~ #GuestPost #KindnessKangerooProject ~ @QuiteCharacter
A special guest post from Sandra Wilson, the author and founder of the Kindness Kangaroo Project.
Story Out of the Box by Nicky Hoberman, Deeny Leander & Hiromi Suzuki ~ #Review #Writing #HomeEd ~ @LKPChildrens @LaurenceKingPub
Today I am shining the spotlight on my best Lockdown Discovery: Laurence King Publishing’s new creative writing game, Story Out of the Box
Attack of the Heebie Jeebies by Tom Percival ~ #SaturdaySpotlight #MiddleGrade #Review ~ @TomPercivalsays @MacmillanKidsUK
Meet the Dream Team! Turning nightmares into incredible adventures! Erika finds herself stranded in the Dreamscape along with a mob of hungry Heebie Jeebies. Can Erika overcome her worries and get home, or will she be trapped forever?
Auntie Uncle by Ellie Royce & Hannah Chambers ~ #GuestPost #SaturdaySpotlight ~ @gtyrgoddesson @gilwingArt @POWkidsbooks
Today’s Saturday Spotlight is shining firmly on Auntie Uncle with a special guest post from the author, Ellie Royce.
An interview with Jo Loring-Fisher on Taking Time ~ #Mindfulness #PictureBook #Interview ~ @JoLoringFisher @lantanapub
I am really delighted to share with you all an interview with Jo Loring-Fisher on her new book, Taking Time, which draws on principles of mindfulness. Now more than ever, I think we all need to take a moment to appreciate the people and world around us.
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.
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!
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.
Work it, Girl! Series by Caroline Moss & Sinem Erkas ~ #SaturdaySpotlight #Interview #Review ~ @CarolineMoss @SinemErkas @QuartoKids
Featuring an interview with illustrator Sinem Erkas and reviews of the next two titles in the Work it, Girl series, the biographies of Mae Jemison and Michelle Obama.
Children’s Picturebooks – The Art of Visual Storytelling by Martin Salisbury & Morag Styles ~ #SaturdaySpotlight #Review ~ @LaurenceKingPub @LKPChildrens
This 200-page guide is essential reading for aspiring and published picture books creators. Every single case study and interview gives a unique and different insight into the creation of picture books.
Boundless Sky by Amanda Addison & Manuela Adreani ~ #SaturdaySpotlight #Picturebook #Review #AuthorInterview ~ @AAhandmadelife @lantanapub
Amanda Addison tells us about the inspiration behind her debut picture book Boundless Sky and her writing journey.
The Shape Trilogy by Mac Barnett & Jon Klassen ~ #SaturdaySpotlight #PictureBook #Review #STEM ~ @burstofbeaden @WalkerBooksUK
Written in a truly unique and quirky style, the shape trilogy is packed full of wry humour, both in words and illustrations.
In Memory of Judith Kerr ~ #SaturdaySpotlight
This week’s Saturday Spotlight is a tribute to Judith Kerr (14 June 1923 – 22 May 2019).
Illustrator Interview with Catell Ronca ~ #SaturdaySpotlight @catellronca ~ #PictureBook #Review ~ The Drum by @kenwilsonmax @TinyOwl_Books ~ How to be a Butterfly by @LauraMakesBooks @QuartoKids
An interview with Catell Ronca, illustrator of The Drum by Ken Wilson-Max and How to be a Butterfly by Laura Knowles
Maisie’s Scrapbook by Samuel Narh & Jo Loring-Fisher ~ #SaturdaySpotlight #AuthorInterview #Review ~ @SamuelNarh17 @JoLoringFisher @lantanapub
I’m delighted to be interviewing Samuel Narh, author of Maisie’s Scrapbook. A joyful celebration of a mixed-race family and the love that binds us all together.
Work it, Girl! Series by Caroline Moss & Sinem Erkas ~ #SaturdaySpotlight #Review ~ @CarolineMoss @SinemErkas @QuartoKids #WorkItGirlBooks
Today’s spotlight is on a new series which aims to inspire future girl #bosses. Each book features an empowering biography of an uber successful modern-day working woman.
The Kindness Kangaroo Project by Sandra Wilson ~ #SaturdaySpotlight #AuthorInterview ~ @QuiteCharacter
The Kindness Kangaroo Project is a series of twenty-six picture books, written by Sandra Wilson and illustrated by children. Each one features a different animal showcasing a different emotion. Sandra is half-way through the project and in this Spotlight Feature shares her insights from the project.
Bea’s Bees by Katherine Pryor & Ellie Peterson ~ #SaturdaySpotlight #AuthorInterview #IllustratorInterview #Review ~ @ReadYourGreens @elliepeterson @Schifferbooks
Saturday Spotlight including author and illustrator interviews! Bea's Bees is a fabulous picture book about the importance of saving bumblebees.