This warm, witty, and spookily accurate(!) book identifies all the different types of mums out there, from the sporty mum to the online mum; the organised mum to the last-minute mum.
Cureadosity, a picture book subscription service. I review the service and three January titles: The Couch Potato by Jory John & Pete Oswald; I Really, Really Need a Wee! by Karl Newson & Duncan Beedie; Afraid of the Dark by Lucy Farfort, Isabel Otter & Sarah Shaffi
The Hug can be read from front-to-back (from Hedgehog’s point of view) or back-to-front (from Tortoise’s point of view). While We Can't Hug is about showing how we love each other during social distancing in the Covid-19 pandemic
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!
Arthur Wants a Balloon is about a child’s experience of living with a parent who is suffering from depression. Maia and the Very Tall Wall is about a child’s own journey of feeling trapped and learning to break down barriers.
Orphan and pickpocket Nine must break the curse of a magic house to save it's eclectic residents and her own slice of happiness.
2020 Anniversary Classic Illustrated Books ~ Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland ~ Not Now Bernard ~ Miffy
From “Stay in line like Picasso” to “Lay it on thick like Vincent van Gogh”, this quirky art guide covers a huge range of art styles. As you explore each master artist, you find out what makes them unique and also get a related art challenge.
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.
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.
The Night Bear by Ana & Thiago de Moraes, published by Andersen Press, is a reassuring story that sees all the nightmares gobbled up!
Wife and husband team, Karrie Fransman and Jonathan Plackett, have created a truly thought-provoking and gorgeously illustrated, collection of fairy tales.
Coming to England: An Inspiring True Story Celebrating the Windrush Generation written by Baroness Floella Benjamin and illustrated by Diane Ewen.
This gorgeously illustrated picture book takes you on a tour of some of the most famous sights of Dublin, with the Dublin Vampire “hiding” on each page.
Welcome to Ballet School is a unique and original guide to ballet is a perfect introduction to the joy, skill and creativity of dance.
I am delighted to be featuring The Bear and the Piano trilogy written and illustrated by the phenomenal, David Litchfield. In the last chapter of bear’s musical adventure, The Bear, the Piano, and Little Bear’s Concert, Bear’s best concert days are behind him and he is now a father.
It’s time to get your party wriggle on with The Veg Patch Party by Clare Foges and Al Murphy. It is the vegetables’ picture book version of Glastonbury!