I am a huge fan of Alok. Their podcasts, talks and Instagram are full of joy, inspiration and powerful messages on mental health and LGBTQ+ issues. In Beyond the Gender Binary, Alok gives an honest and heartfelt insight into life as a gender-nonconforming transfeminine person of colour. They eloquently explain what the gender binary is and what it means to be gender fluid.
This gorgeous rhyming picture book features a book-loving bear who sets off to see the world. I have some of Sophia’s absolutely incredible early sketches to share with you.
I am excited to be sharing a new picture book by Julia Donaldson and Yuval Zommer that really captivated my daughter’s attention. The Woolly Bear Caterpillar is a cross between The Very Hungry Caterpillar and The Ugly Duckling with a fabulous non-fiction bonus!
This September my daughter is starting school. It’s a big step and I’ve been on the hunt for the best books to help prepare her for the transition to school. Here are my top ten fiction and non-fiction books with emotional wellbeing and educational themes that will help children starting school. Plus a bonus bingo game!
on the blog tour for How to Track a Sabre-Toothed Tiger by Caryl Hart & Ed Eaves. This is the latest adventure in the unstoppable picture book duo’s Albie series.
I’m thrilled to be sharing a behind-the-scenes sneak peek at Amara and the Bats by Emma Reynolds. With the perfect blend of story and facts this unique picture book will inspire you to start your own bat adventure!
An interview with author-illustrator, Bethan Woollvin, as part of the blog tour for her new picture book, Three Little Vikings.
Interview with author of Sunflower Sisters. Thisis a story that follows two best friends, Amrita and Kiki, on their journey through self-love, sisterhood and the power of loving one another.
Humphrey roams the sea, collecting ocean treasure. The problem is, while the objects might look nice and shiny to begin with, by the next day they’ve lost their sparkle.
Pearl is feeling nervous about starting a new school, having recently moved to a strange and empty flat. But then a giant white cat appears at her window
How to Mend a Friend is a particularly special picture book. It is about how we can support our friends when they are going through challenging times, which Karl wrote while he was undergoing chemotherapy.
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.
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).
Rita has one wish: she really, really, really wants a pet rabbit. So, when Grandpa reveals that her birthday present is not a fluffy rabbit, but is in fact a scaly, speckled, spiky bearded dragon called Spike, Rita is not happy.
This laugh-out-loud series featuring a magical llama has a super important message about standing up for yourself and finding your voice (literally). Llama on a Mission is the second book in the series (following on from Llama Out Loud) and is perfect for fans of Sam Copeland’s Charlie Changes into a Chicken series.
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?
Where land becomes sky and the sky becomes sea, a child spots a whale and a beautiful friendship is born. The whale and the child go on a magical journey across the sea.
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.