It’s my stop on the blog tour for The Faber Book of Bedtime Stories, a gorgeous, uplifting collection of stories promoting modern-day messages of inclusivity, acceptance and bravery in the face of adversity.
Brilliant Books Celebrating Black Culture
To celebrate Black History Month, I want to share six fabulous books for children published in 2022 that celebrate Black culture in one way or another, from our hair to history and the power of names.
Gender Swapped Greek Myths by Karrie Fransman and Jonathan Plackett ~ #BlogTour #Interview
It’s my stop on the blog tour for Gender Swapped Greek Myths and I am beyond excited to be sharing an interview with the dream team behind this wonderful anthology.
The Robber Raccoon by Lou Kuenzler ~ Blog Tour
It’s my stop on the blog tour for The Robber Raccoon by Lou Kuenzler, and I’m sharing two craft fun videos.
Six Reimagined Fairytale Books for National Tell A Fairy Tale Day 2022 ~ GIVEAWAY!
It’s National Tell A Fairy Tale Day 2022 and I am delighted to be sharing six re-imaged fairy tale books as well as hosting an EPIC giveaway bundle.
Joyful January Reads
Children’s publishing has started 2022 with a bang! There have been some incredible books published this year already and my January round-up features some of our favourites, as well as a few books from 2021 that we read over the festive break. It includes my first top pick of 2022!
Our Favourite 2021 Books Featuring Black Children ~ #RepresentationMatter ~ @FaberChildrens @PuffinBooks @MacmillanKidsUK @FarshoreBooks @lantanapub @AndersenPress @QuartoKids
I have reviewed lots of wonderful, inclusive books and I want to finish off the year by recommending 12 more outstanding picture books featuring characters of colour and/or about racism
2021 Christmas Picture Books ~ #Reviews ~ @NosyCrow @MacmillanKidsUK @FaberChildrens @QuartoKids @crowehoho @Jesspauwels @TraceyCorderoy @StevenLenton￼￼
New Christmas picture books for 2021: Squirrel's Snowman by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler; Santa’s New Sleigh by Caroline Crowe and Jess Pauwels; Santa's Stolen Sleigh by Tracey Corderoy and Steven Lenton; The Toys’ Christmas by Claire Clément and Genevieve Godbout
Five Fantastic Picture Books (and a Graphic Novel) that Instil Empathy ~ #EmpathyDay ~ @FaberChildrens @MacmillanKidsUK @simonkids_UK @BusterBooks
Picture books are an amazing way to help instil empathy in young children. They can help children (and adults) to step into the shoes of someone else. Often, they can convey complex emotions and situations in a simple way for children to relate to. Here are five outstanding picture books (and a graphic novel) that instil empathy.
Musical Truth by Jeffrey Boakye and Ngadi Smart ~ #ListeningParty #BLM ~ @jeffreykboakye @NgadiSmart @FaberChildrens
This unique book for teens and adults provides a musical history of Modern Black Britain in 28 songs.