Today is publication day for Kate’s latest picture book, Superheroes Always Fight Back... Or Do They? Illustrated by Clare Elsom. This is the sensational sequel to one of my daughter’s all-time favourite picture books, Superheroes Don’t Get Scared.
22 Children’s Christmas Books for 2022
I look forward to my festive post each year, and this time I am sharing 22 Christmas books for 2022. It includes 14 new children’s books out this year and some of our family favourites published in recent years.
The Queen on our Corner by Lucy Christopher and Nia Tudor ~ #PictureBook #Review ~ @LucyCAuthor @NiaTudor @lantanapub
This stunning picture book is about the power of community spirit. Told in first person, through the eyes of a little girl of colour, this is the story of a woman who lives on a street corner with her dog. My daughter was hooked from the very first spread where we first meet the little girl walking along with her mum. She is the only one who can see the woman who lives on an abandoned plot for who she really is… A warrior queen!
How To Mend a Friend by Karl Newson and Clara Anganuzzi ~ #BlogTour #PictureBook ~ @Karlwheel @CAnganuzzi @StudioBooks
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.
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.
My Top Picture Books of 2020 ~ #TopPicks
2020 hasn’t been the year many of us expected. But through all the craziness, there have been some wonderful picture books published. Here are my favourite picture books of the year!
The House at the Edge of Magic by Amy Sparkes ~ Illustrations by Ben Mantle ~ #MiddleGrade #Review ~ @AmySparkes @BenMMantle @WalkerBooksUK
Orphan and pickpocket Nine must break the curse of a magic house to save it's eclectic residents and her own slice of happiness.
Fabulous Festive Reads for Christmas ~ #PictureBooks #Reviews
a festive post featuring some incredible new Christmas illustrated books as well as some classics re-told
Supertato: Super Squad by Sue Hendra & Paul Linnet ~ #BoardBook #Review ~ @suehendra @PaulLinnet @simonkids_UK
Super duper picture book duo, Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet, have just released a new SUPER board book, Super Squad, to accompany the Supertato series.
Five Kindness Themed Picture Books Published During the Pandemic
Five brilliant picture books and board books on the theme of kindness, that have been published during this pandemic.
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.
If You See a Lion by Karl Newson & Andrea Stegmaier ~ #PictureBook #Review #TopPick ~ @Karlwheel @andreastegmaier @QuartoKids
One of my top picks for 2020! If You See a Lion is written by Karl Newson and illustrated by Andrea Stegmaier. Have you seen a lion? It’s hiding somewhere in this book. But you’ll have to take a closer look…
The Very Last Leaf by Stef Wade and Jennifer Davison ~ #AuthorInterview #PictureBook #Review ~ @Stef_Wade @CapstonePub
This tree-mendous picture book with a blossoming balance of nature facts and an autumnal story about overcoming anxiety, is one of my top picks for 2020!
I Can Catch a Monster by Bethan Woollvin ~ #PictureBook #Review ~ @bethanwoollvin @MacmillanKidsUK @TwoHootsBooks
If you are looking for a book for children that challenges stereotypes, then I highly recommend I Can Catch a Monster
Attack of the Heebie Jeebies by Tom Percival ~ #SaturdaySpotlight #MiddleGrade #Review ~ @TomPercivalsays @MacmillanKidsUK
Meet the Dream Team! Turning nightmares into incredible adventures!
Erika finds herself stranded in the Dreamscape along with a mob of hungry Heebie Jeebies. Can Erika overcome her worries and get home, or will she be trapped forever?
How Selfish! by Clare Helen Welsh & Olivier Tallec ~ #BlogTour #AuthorInterview #Giveaway ~ @ClareHelenWelsh @QuartoKids
Today is my stop on Dot and Duck’s How Selfish! blog tour and I have been chatting to the wonderful Clare Helen Welsh all about the series. PLUS – there is a chance for you and a friend to win a copy of the book.
Extraordinary Ordinary Ella by Amber Hendricks & Luciana Navarro Powell ~ #PictureBook #Review ~ @ashayhen @amicuspub
Ella is determined to do well at the school talent show. She tries and tries, but all her attempts to find a talent end in disaster. Or do they? Could Ella’s failed attempts to find a talent undercover the gift that makes her truly extraordinary?