Happy National Crayon Day 2022! What child doesn't love to hold a crayon in their hands? But children didn't always have such magical boxes of crayons allowing them to draw in colour... I’m delighted to be sharing an inspiring hands-on guest post from Natascha Biebow, author of The Crayon Man, illustrated by Steven Salerno. This gloriously illustrated picture book biography tells the inspiring story of Edwin Binney, the inventor of one of the world's most beloved toys.
Trains Trains Trains! by Donna David and Nina Pirhonen ~ Guest Post & Blog Tour
Choo Choo! I’m celebrating World Book Day 2022 with my stop on the blog tour for Trains Trains Trains! by Donna David and Nina Pirhonen. This track-tastic book was published today and I’m delighted to be sharing a guest post by Donna.
How Does Chocolate Taste on Everest? by Leisa Stewart-Sharpe & Aaron Cushley ~ #BlogTour #AuthorInterview ~ @Leisa_Stewart @CushnDoodle @wrenandrookbook
Does Chocolate Taste on Everest? Speaking directly to the reader, Leisa and Aaron take us on a captivating expedition of the world’s most extreme places through sight, sound, smell, touch and taste. I’m thrilled to be sharing an interview with the author as well as a first look at this spectacular non-fiction book.
How Winston Came Home for Christmas by Alex T Smith ~ #AdventBook #Review ~ @Alex_T_Smith @MacmillanKidsUK
Alex T Smith has created ingenious, creative advent calendars in the form of exquisite, illustrated books that will become a part of the family Christmas traditions for years to come.
Frog Goes on Holiday by Carly Gledhill ~ #PictureBook #Review ~ @carlygledhill @MacmillanKidsUK
Frog isn’t like other frogs, he wants to see the world and sets off on a holiday adventure. Perfect for 1-2 year olds
Our Favourite Vehicle Board Books ~ #Review ~ @BeckLikesBooks @garethlucasart @LittleTigerUK
Let's Pretend Fire Station and Beep Beep! Builders are SO popular with my two daughters that not only do we read them every day, but they recreate scenes from the books to make up their own stories.
The Secret Life of Bees by Moira Butterfield and Vivian Mineke ~ #Review ~ @moiraworld @vivianmineker @QuartoKids
The Secret Life of Bees by Moira Butterfield and Vivian Mineker is a beautifully illustrated, magical guide that will leave you buzzing about bees. We loved the delightful mix of facts, natural history, and fantasy.
12 Outstanding Ocean-Themed Picture Books ~ #EarthDay2021 #Review ~ @LittleTigerUK @PuffinBooks @BigPicturePress @TinyTreeBooks @Schifferbooks @Scallywagpress @KidsBloomsbury
The twelve books I am showcasing today all celebrate our Earth’s wonderful oceans and seas, the creatures within them and what we can do to protect them.
Let’s Tell a Story: Fairy Tale and Space Adventure by Lily Murray and Wesley Robins & Grace Boruch ~ #PictureBook #Review ~ @lilymurraybooks @QuartoKids
Quarto have launched a brand new series of choose books called Let's Tell a Story. The first two are Fairy Tale Adventure and Space Adventure, written by Lily Murray and illustrated by Wesley Robins and Grace Boruch, respectively.
Busy Spring by Sean Taylor, Alex Morss & Cinyee Chiu ~ #PictureBook #Spring ~ @seantstories @morss_alex @cinyeechiu @QuartoKids
This gorgeous guide to spring is bubbling with energy and excitement for the new life nature brings in Spring.
Five STEM-themed Board Books ~ #STEM #Review ~ @LittleTigerUK @schifferkids @LKPChildrens
Five beautifully illustrated, sturdy books all find unique and quirky ways to incorporate STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) for little ones to enjoy
A Year Full of Celebrations and Festivals by Christopher Corr & Claire Grace ~ #NonFiction #Review ~ @ClaireLGrace @QuartoKids
The book is divided into the four seasons, beginning with Spring and includes a vast range of festivals. From national holidays, cultural and religious festivals, to days that mark a historic event celebrated and some festivals that are just full-on fun!
How Do You Make a Rainbow? by Caroline Crowe and Cally Johnson-Isaacs ~ #PictureBook #BlogTour ~ @crowehoho @callyjanestudio @MacmillanKidsUK
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.
Which Food Will You Choose? by Claire Potter & Ailie Busby ~ #PictureBook #AuthorInterview ~ @ailiebusby @BloomsburyEd
You Choose meets The Hungry Caterpillar in this fabulous interactive picture book. The story begins with a grumpy mummy who is utterly fed up of the family eating the same old boring beige foods like chicken nuggets, pasta, chips, cereal and crisps. She decides that this week they are going to play the supermarket game.
Be a Super Awesome Artist by Henry Carroll and Rose Blake ~ #BlogTour #Review #Giveaway ~ @HenryCarroll @iamroseblake @LKPChildrens
From “Stay in line like Picasso” to “Lay it on thick like Vincent van Gogh”, this quirky art guide covers a huge range of art styles. As you explore each master artist, you find out what makes them unique and also get a related art challenge.
Reflecting Realities in Children’s Books ~ 20 Picture Book Recommendations ~ #RepresentationMatters #ReflectingRealities @clpe1 @Booktrust
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.
The Night Bear by Ana & Thiago de Moraes ~ #PictureBook #Review ~ @tibolota @ana_de_moraes @AndersenPress
The Night Bear by Ana & Thiago de Moraes, published by Andersen Press, is a reassuring story that sees all the nightmares gobbled up!
Have You Seen the Dublin Vampire? by Úna Woods ~ #PictureBook #Review ~ @UnawoodsUna @OBrienPress
This gorgeously illustrated picture book takes you on a tour of some of the most famous sights of Dublin, with the Dublin Vampire “hiding” on each page.
Ten Spooky Board Books & Picture Books for Halloween ~ #BookParty #Reviews #KLTR
Ten Spooky Board Books & Picture Books for Halloween
Clap Hands for Key Workers ~ #BlogTour #BoardBook #Review ~ @patacakebooks @HachetteKids
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.