So, how are rainbows made? Well, there’s the scientific answer. And then there is this beautifully illustrated picture book, that answers the question another way. This book is all about how we can create a rainbow as a symbol of hope. And that is what a loving grandad explains to his granddaughter, one cloudy day.
Milo Imagines the World by Matt de la Peña & Christian Robinson is about a little boy’s journey. Physically, he is going on a train journey. But emotionally, Milo is going on a much more powerful kind of journey. Milo realises that you can’t judge someone by their appearance.
A Shelter for Sadness by Anne Booth and David Litchfield is a remarkable and poignant story about living with sadness
Based on Tom’s lived experience, The Invisible is the story of a girl called Isabel, living in poverty, who finds a way to bring the community together.
re you looking for happiness? A thought-provoking journey, allowing us to reflect on what happiness really is, and think about what we can and can’t control when it comes to happiness.
The Hug can be read from front-to-back (from Hedgehog’s point of view) or back-to-front (from Tortoise’s point of view). While We Can't Hug is about showing how we love each other during social distancing in the Covid-19 pandemic
Arthur Wants a Balloon is about a child’s experience of living with a parent who is suffering from depression. Maia and the Very Tall Wall is about a child’s own journey of feeling trapped and learning to break down barriers.
a festive post featuring some incredible new Christmas illustrated books as well as some classics re-told
Coming to England: An Inspiring True Story Celebrating the Windrush Generation written by Baroness Floella Benjamin and illustrated by Diane Ewen.
The Good Bear by Sarah Lean (with illustrations by Fiona Woodcock) recalls the story of a young girl on a visit to Norway to see her estranged father, where she meets and befriends a big friendly bear.
I am delighted to be featuring The Bear and the Piano trilogy written and illustrated by the phenomenal, David Litchfield. In the last chapter of bear’s musical adventure, The Bear, the Piano, and Little Bear’s Concert, Bear’s best concert days are behind him and he is now a father.
The Spots and the Dots can be read front-to-back (from the point of view of the Spots) or back-to-front (from the point of view of the Dots). Both the Spots and the Dots have grown up fearing each other to be “bad through and through”.
Five brilliant picture books and board books on the theme of kindness, that have been published during this pandemic.
Gertie is the littlest yak and wants to grow up NOW. She wants bigness and tallness because smallness is good for nothing.
This sensory board book for babies, encourages clapping whilst reminding them of the best of lockdown – community spirit and gratitude for our key workers. For every sale of Clap Hand for Key Workers, 35p will be donated to NHS Charities Together.
Dog has always wanted a little boy. It’s a shame Dog didn’t get to pick which little boy he had, but it doesn’t matter because Dog likes his boy. This is a book for dogs. And dog lovers, but mainly for the dogs – dog owners can just read it to them. Finally, dogs are getting to tell THEIR story from THEIR perspective.
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…
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.