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.
Scissorella is one of the most spectacular re-imagined fairy tales we’ve ever read, blending the magical world of Cinderella with a real-life female inspiration: German film director Lotte Reiniger. It is one of my top picks for 2021.
Jack loves dodos and wishes he had one for a pet. In fact, he wishes he had lots. But he soon discovers that pet dodos can be quite a lot of trouble!
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.
three exceptional picture books that all feature a child and their grandfather as well as celebrating nature. While they share these themes, all three are unique. Finn's Garden Friends includes facts about protecting wildlife, Grandpa's Gift is about finding beauty in cities and If All the World Were… is a moving story about losing a grandparent and cherishing memories.
When Chloe finds a magic crayon, she draws a witch to turn her brother into a frog. And the witch comes to life! Can she use her creativity to rescue her brother?
he Forgettery is a magical adventure by a little girl and her granny. This exquisite picture book is one of my top picks for 2021!
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.
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.
Did you know that some young fairies can be incredibly… grumpy! And not just a bit grumpy, foot-stomping, frowny, bottom-lip-sticking-outy kind of grumpy.