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 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.
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.
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!
Orphan and pickpocket Nine must break the curse of a magic house to save it's eclectic residents and her own slice of happiness.
a festive post featuring some incredible new Christmas illustrated books as well as some classics re-told
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 brilliant picture books and board books on the theme of kindness, that have been published during this pandemic.
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.
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…
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!
If you are looking for a book for children that challenges stereotypes, then I highly recommend I Can Catch a Monster
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?
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.