This is one of my most exciting and exclusive posts of the year! I am honoured to be sharing an in-depth interview and behind-the-scene early illustrations by Greg Stobbs, illustrator of the amazing Don't Ask the Dragon, written by Lemn Sissay.
Mother's Day is a day I cherish every year. I am the very proud mummy of two wonderful girls, and my own mum who passed away some time ago, is my inspiration in life. Spending time with my girls is the best gift in the world, but next on the list is books! So, here are my top picks for Mother’s Day 2022.
I am thrilled to be sharing a multi-illustrator interview with the creators of the ground-breaking new picture book, Hey You!, written by the world-class, Dapo Adeola.
The story of the mammoth waking up in the 21st century. This laugh-out-loud story also contains universal messages of feeling out of place, misunderstood, and longing to find your people (or herd).
It’s paperback publication day for The Perfect Shelter by Clare Helen Welsh and Åsa Gilland. I heard SO many good things about this book and they were all true! This beautiful book about childhood cancer and the bond between sisters pulls at the heart strings. The story is told in first person through the eyes... Continue Reading →
Grandad's Camper by Harry Woodgate captures a granddaughter’s visit to see her Grandad, who is mourning the loss of the love of his life, Gramps.
Jack loves dodos and wishes he had one for a pet. In fact, he wishes he had lots. But he soon discovers that pet dodos can be quite a lot of trouble!
"Shhh. Beware. My dad is a grizzly bear." Or is he? And what happens if you meet a grizzly bear out in the wild? A gigantic, terrifying, hungry grizzly bear?
What Happened to You? by James Catchpole and Karen George is the first picture book to answer a very important question: how do we teach our children, despite any curiosities they may have, to be always be respectful to disabled people?
an ingenious book that invites you to step back in history by stepping into traditional homes from different eras. Starting with the grand manor houses of the 13th century right up to a modern day eco-friendly house you might expect to see on Grand Designs.
he Forgettery is a magical adventure by a little girl and her granny. This exquisite picture book is one of my top picks for 2021!
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.