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.
From Aware to Zen, Calm teaches mindfulness and meditation concepts with a different word for each letter of the alphabet.
A Doll for Grandma, offers a way to start a conversation with children who are experiencing a loved one developing memory loss.
If you find yourself at home with children, looking for creative ways to entertain them, these games might be just what you need!
The Make and Do series are packed full of craft activities based around Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s well-known books, plus 200 stickers!
Arranged in chronological order, this book is a collection of 100 children’s books that inspired the world.