I am super excited to reveal the cover for an incredible upcoming picture book, The Tale of the Whale by Karen Swann and Padmacandra.
Representation in children’s books matters. A LOT. Seeing yourself reflected in books encourages a love of reading and learning to see the world from multiple viewpoints increases empathy. Today, I am discussing the highlights of the CLPE’s 2020 Reflecting Realities report as well as showcasing twenty picture books (fiction and non-fiction) that feature Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic main characters.
If you are looking for a beautiful keepsake compendium for someone who loves magic, fantasy and mythology, then look no further. The two books I’m showcasing today are gorgeously illustrated, magical books that you will want to keep forever.
Welcome to Ballet School is a unique and original guide to ballet is a perfect introduction to the joy, skill and creativity of dance.
Five brilliant picture books and board books on the theme of kindness, that have been published during this pandemic.
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.
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!
The aim of this book is to show children that maths is all around us and it is that foundation for science and understanding the world. It includes over 50 hands-on activities split out over 39 labs.
Today I am shining the spotlight on my best Lockdown Discovery: Laurence King Publishing’s new creative writing game, Story Out of the Box
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.
From Aware to Zen, Calm teaches mindfulness and meditation concepts with a different word for each letter of the alphabet.
If you find yourself at home with children, looking for creative ways to entertain them, these games might be just what you need!
The Make and Do series are packed full of craft activities based around Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s well-known books, plus 200 stickers!
Arranged in chronological order, this book is a collection of 100 children’s books that inspired the world.
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!
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!
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.
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.