A dog-prince sets off in his truck to deliver a very important birthday present to the princess. But this is no ordinary truck. It contains vehicles, inside vehicles, inside vehicles – Russian doll style!
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.
The Night Bear by Ana & Thiago de Moraes, published by Andersen Press, is a reassuring story that sees all the nightmares gobbled up!
Wife and husband team, Karrie Fransman and Jonathan Plackett, have created a truly thought-provoking and gorgeously illustrated, collection of fairy tales.
A scary witch is getting her creepy castle ready for the spookiest party ever. She brings some pumpkins to life to help and is dismayed to discover one of them isn’t scary at all!
The Dinosaur Who Lost Her Voice by Julie Ballard & Francesca Gambatesa celebrates the Ability in dis(Ability). Milly Jo has a lovely singing voice, but during a terrible storm a tree falls on top of Milly and she loses her voice.
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.
Welcome to Ballet School is a unique and original guide to ballet is a perfect introduction to the joy, skill and creativity of dance.
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.
It’s time to get your party wriggle on with The Veg Patch Party by Clare Foges and Al Murphy. It is the vegetables’ picture book version of Glastonbury!
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.
You've probably heard the expression "when pigs fly," but have you heard the Spanish phrase "when frogs grow hair" or the Yoruba saying "when chicken have teeth"? This fun-filled collection of idioms from around the world includes expressions in ten languages
It’s Christmas Eve and the toys are getting the tree decorated, but they are missing the shining silver star that always goes on top.
Gertie is the littlest yak and wants to grow up NOW. She wants bigness and tallness because smallness is good for nothing.
We all get scared. We’re only human. But what about superheroes? I’m delighted to be joined on the blog by debut author, Kate Thompson, who alongside the super-talented illustrator, Clare Elsom, has created a marvellous picture book, Superheroes Don’t Get Scared. Maisie Brown is feeling scared and wishes she was a superhero like Burpnado, Specstacular... Continue Reading →
Shrek meets The Hungry Caterpillar in this charming picture book about cherishing the natural world.