Halloween is just around the corner, and we have another favourite to add to our collection of spooky-themed books. There Was a Young Zombie Who Swallowed a Worm by Kaye Baillie and Diane Ewen is a must-have!
A Wild Child’s Book of Birds by Dara McAnulty & Barry Falls ~ #BlogTour #GuesPost
It’s my stop on the blog tour for A Wild Child's Book of Birds by naturalist Dara McAnulty and award-winning illustrator Barry Falls. I’m delighted to be sharing a guest post from Barry about his favourite bird in the book and his illustration process.
Cars Cars Cars! by Donna David and Nina Pirhonen ~ Blog Tour ~ Author Interview
It’s my stop of the blog tour and publication day for Cars Cars Cars! by Donna David and Nina Pirhonen and I’m super excited to share an author interview with Donna.
Our Favourite Easter-themed Picture Books ~ #Easter2022
I’m delighted to share our top Easter themed picture books. From beloved classic characters, old and new, to egg-citing new adventures with the Easter Bunny, there are some amazing new Easter books this year.
My Top Picks for Mother’s Day 2022!
Mother's Day is a day I cherish every year. I am the very proud mummy of two wonderful girls, and my own mum who passed away some time ago, is my inspiration in life. Spending time with my girls is the best gift in the world, but next on the list is books! So, here are my top picks for Mother’s Day 2022.
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.
Six Reimagined Fairytale Books for National Tell A Fairy Tale Day 2022 ~ GIVEAWAY!
It’s National Tell A Fairy Tale Day 2022 and I am delighted to be sharing six re-imaged fairy tale books as well as hosting an EPIC giveaway bundle.
Fabulous February Reads
For a short month, February has seen a whole heap of fabulous children’s books published. This month’s roundup includes some of our favourites new illustrated books across fiction and non-fiction.
Our Favourite 2021 Books Featuring Black Children ~ #RepresentationMatter ~ @FaberChildrens @PuffinBooks @MacmillanKidsUK @FarshoreBooks @lantanapub @AndersenPress @QuartoKids
I have reviewed lots of wonderful, inclusive books and I want to finish off the year by recommending 12 more outstanding picture books featuring characters of colour and/or about racism
2021 Christmas Picture Books ~ #Reviews ~ @NosyCrow @MacmillanKidsUK @FaberChildrens @QuartoKids @crowehoho @Jesspauwels @TraceyCorderoy @StevenLenton￼￼
New Christmas picture books for 2021: Squirrel's Snowman by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler; Santa’s New Sleigh by Caroline Crowe and Jess Pauwels; Santa's Stolen Sleigh by Tracey Corderoy and Steven Lenton; The Toys’ Christmas by Claire Clément and Genevieve Godbout
Magical Books Perfect for Christmas Gifts ~ #Reviews ~ @QuartoKids @MacmillanKidsUK @NickSharratt1 @jessicasroux￼￼
Christmas is a magical time of year and so it seems only fitting to have a feature post on some truly magical illustrated fiction and traditional fairy tales.
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
The Woolly Bear Caterpillar by Julia Donaldson and Yuval Zommer ~ #PictureBook ~ @yuvalzommer @MacmillanKidsUK
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!
Top 10 Books Perfect for School Starters ~ #BackToSchool #FirstDay ~ @MacmillanKidsUK @LittleTigerUK @SweetCherryPub @KidsBloomsbury @BloomsburyEd @LKPChildrens
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!
Three Little Vikings by Bethan Woollvin ~ #AuthorInterview #BlogTour ~ @bethanwoollvin @TwoHootsBooks
An interview with author-illustrator, Bethan Woollvin, as part of the blog tour for her new picture book, Three Little Vikings.
Mooncat and Me by Lydia Corry ~ #PictureBook #BlogTour ~ @TwoHootsBooks
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
Five Fantastic Picture Books (and a Graphic Novel) that Instil Empathy ~ #EmpathyDay ~ @FaberChildrens @MacmillanKidsUK @simonkids_UK @BusterBooks
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 Pet by Catherine Emmett and David Tazzyman ~ #PictureBook #Giveaway ~ @Emmett_Cath @gumdraw @MacmillanKidsUK
Meet Digby David, who DEMANDS his daddy buys him a pet. But not just any pet, it must be better than everyone else’s pet. A hilarious cautionary tale for children (and adults!).
My Dad Is A Grizzly Bear by Swapna Haddow and Dapo Adeola ~ #BlogTour #PictureBook ~ @SwapnaHaddow @DapsDraws @MacmillanKidsUK
"Shhh. Beware. My dad is a grizzly bear." Or is he? And what happens if you meet a grizzly bear out in the wild? A gigantic, terrifying, hungry grizzly bear?