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.
If you are looking for a beautiful keepsake compendium for someone who loves magic, fantasy and mythology, then look no further. The two books I’m showcasing today are gorgeously illustrated, magical books that you will want to keep forever.
Coming to England: An Inspiring True Story Celebrating the Windrush Generation written by Baroness Floella Benjamin and illustrated by Diane Ewen.
Welcome to Ballet School is a unique and original guide to ballet is a perfect introduction to the joy, skill and creativity of dance.
Five brilliant picture books and board books on the theme of kindness, that have been published during this pandemic.
You've probably heard the expression "when pigs fly," but have you heard the Spanish phrase "when frogs grow hair" or the Yoruba saying "when chicken have teeth"? This fun-filled collection of idioms from around the world includes expressions in ten languages
We all get scared. We’re only human. But what about superheroes? I’m delighted to be joined on the blog by debut author, Kate Thompson, who alongside the super-talented illustrator, Clare Elsom, has created a marvellous picture book, Superheroes Don’t Get Scared. Maisie Brown is feeling scared and wishes she was a superhero like Burpnado, Specstacular... Continue Reading →
Taking Time is a gentle, illustrated poem invites children from all walks of life, to take the time to appreciate all the wonderful things around us.
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.
Monkey is in a hurry to put on the perfect birthday bash. Can a sloth teach Monkey to use a new-found sense of calm to figure out what she really needs to create the perfect party?
I feel incredibly privileged to be part of the blog tour for When Stars Are Scattered, a graphic novel by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed (coloured by Iman Geddy) which tells the incredibly moving true story of Omar and his brother Hassan.
Last week saw the publication of a book I had been eagerly awaiting… Bears Love Squares written by Caryl Hart and illustrated by Edward Underwood. Despite Raccoon’s best efforts to show Bear the joys of other shapes, Bear only loves squares. Edwards illustrations are lovely and fun and the text placement adds to the geometric... Continue Reading →
Spot a globetrotting penguin in this gorgeously illustrated guide to 28 of the world’s most vibrant and diverse cities
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!
My eldest daughter loves anything to do with fish and the ocean, so today, I will be shining the spotlight on some books and games we’ve enjoyed recently.
The aim of this book is to show children that maths is all around us and it is that foundation for science and understanding the world. It includes over 50 hands-on activities split out over 39 labs.
A magical compendium of all the stories, legends, and eyewitness accounts of merfolk across the globe
Today I am shining the spotlight on my best Lockdown Discovery: Laurence King Publishing’s new creative writing game, Story Out of the Box
This non-fiction glow-in-the-dark book contains twelve of the Earth’s most spectacular natural marvels across the world. From double rainbows, to volcanic lightning, glowworm caves and meteor showers.