Five brilliant picture books and board books on the theme of kindness, that have been published during this pandemic.
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
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…
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 →
Spot a globetrotting penguin in this gorgeously illustrated guide to 28 of the world’s most vibrant and diverse cities
This tree-mendous picture book with a blossoming balance of nature facts and an autumnal story about overcoming anxiety, is one of my top picks for 2020!
Title: Meesha Makes Friends Author & Illustrator: Tom Percival The Blurb: Meesha loves making things. But there's one thing she finds difficult to make - friends. She doesn't know quite what to do, what to say or when to say it, and she struggles reading and responding to social cues. But one day she discovers... Continue Reading →
This non-fiction glow-in-the-dark book contains twelve of the Earth’s most spectacular natural marvels across the world. From double rainbows, to volcanic lightning, glowworm caves and meteor showers.
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?
Today’s Saturday Spotlight is shining firmly on Auntie Uncle with a special guest post from the author, Ellie Royce.
From Aware to Zen, Calm teaches mindfulness and meditation concepts with a different word for each letter of the alphabet.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Amanda Addison tells us about the inspiration behind her debut picture book Boundless Sky and her writing journey.
From star to chimney, snowman and carrots, this book is perfect for little ones wanting to spot all their favourite Christmassy things.
When a young child receives a blue scooter for their birthday, they are over the moon! But it’s a bit harder to ride than it looks...