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...
When Anyaugo wakes up and discovers a giant chicken in her kitchen, she will need the help of her friend the Wood Wit to stop it from ruining the New Yam Festival...
Sisters Siba and Saba are ALWAYS losing things. In fact, they’ve lost so many things that they dream about the things they’ve lost. Until one night, they dream about something else, something much more powerful than things lost in the past.
Today you are in for a rhyming treat because today you are invited to Class 2L’s Show and Tell. **Top pick for 2019**
Cedric is a pumpkin farmer that dreams of growing up to be a knight. He goes off and fights a dragon but Cedric’s happy ever after is not to marry a princess, that’s not how he wants his story to end...
Joyous and vibrant, this captures perfectly the excitement of getting ready for a celebration, as well as showcasing a dazzling array of intricate hairstyles.
An interview with Catell Ronca, illustrator of The Drum by Ken Wilson-Max and How to be a Butterfly by Laura Knowles
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.
Awarded the Picture Book Perfect Gold Award! This is a clever, moving and uplifting story that celebrates diversity and being mixed race.