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.
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.
From the author of The Misadventures of Frederick, Ben Manley, comes yet another unique and original picture book, Albert Talbot: Master of Disguise, illustrated by Aurélie Guillerey.
When Maisy’s brother, Ed, tells her that dinosaur toys are for boys, Maisy is quick to inform him that he is yet to meet T. Rex’s big sister, She Rex!
When animal expert Miranda sees her teacher wandering freely around the town, she puts all she has learnt from Wildlife TV star Nature Joe into practice and sets out on a mission to put Mrs Birdley back in her natural habitat… the classroom.
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 →
If you are looking for a book for children that challenges stereotypes, then I highly recommend I Can Catch a Monster
Title: Meesha Makes Friends Author & Illustrator: Tom Percival The Blurb: Meesha loves making things. But there's one thing she finds difficult to make - friends. She doesn't know quite what to do, what to say or when to say it, and she struggles reading and responding to social cues. But one day she discovers... Continue Reading →
Today is my stop on The Bum That Barked blog tour and illustrator, Rowena Aitken, will be telling us all about her experience working on the book.
A magical compendium of all the stories, legends, and eyewitness accounts of merfolk across the globe
This is the story of a mouse who thinks a giant owl is their best friend. But Giant Owl might be trying to get close to Mouse for another (yummy) reason.
Ella is determined to do well at the school talent show. She tries and tries, but all her attempts to find a talent end in disaster. Or do they? Could Ella’s failed attempts to find a talent undercover the gift that makes her truly extraordinary?
This spotlight features an interview with the author of a picture book and simplified board book that has really resonated with me. In these mirrored books, a mixed race girl is wondering why her skin colour is different to both her parents. Through a metaphor of painting, Tania and illustrator, Vanja, show Violet’s journey of identity and being proud to be who she is.
I am thrilled to be shining the spotlight on Marion Deuchars’ fantastic series, Bob the Artist. PLUS I will be giving you the chance to WIN a copy of the latest book in the series Bob Goes Pop!
Hat-maker extraordinaire, Nara, is about to face her biggest ever challenge: Mr Mountain needs a hat. What exactly should a hat for a mountain be made of?
Much to Owl’s dismay the narrator of this alphabet book has only one word in mind: RABBIT. Every entry is about rabbits. From delightful, dynamic, daredevil rabbits to xylophone rabbits and rabbits on drums!
I’m delighted to be sharing a review and fascinating interview with author/illustrator Victoria Cassnell about her charming debut picture book The Grizzly Itch which was published earlier this week.