To celebrate National Writing Day 2021, picture book author, John Condon, is going to reveal all on generating story ideas.
How to Mend a Friend is a particularly special picture book. It is about how we can support our friends when they are going through challenging times, which Karl wrote while he was undergoing chemotherapy.
Picture books are an amazing way to help instil empathy in young children. They can help children (and adults) to step into the shoes of someone else. Often, they can convey complex emotions and situations in a simple way for children to relate to. Here are five outstanding picture books (and a graphic novel) that instil empathy.
Meet Digby David, who DEMANDS his daddy buys him a pet. But not just any pet, it must be better than everyone else’s pet. A hilarious cautionary tale for children (and adults!).
You Can't Take an Elephant on Holiday is the fourth instalment in this laugh-out-loud series. Here is my interview with the author.
Rita has one wish: she really, really, really wants a pet rabbit. So, when Grandpa reveals that her birthday present is not a fluffy rabbit, but is in fact a scaly, speckled, spiky bearded dragon called Spike, Rita is not happy.
"Shhh. Beware. My dad is a grizzly bear." Or is he? And what happens if you meet a grizzly bear out in the wild? A gigantic, terrifying, hungry grizzly bear?
The twelve books I am showcasing today all celebrate our Earth’s wonderful oceans and seas, the creatures within them and what we can do to protect them.
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.
Quarto have launched a brand new series of choose books called Let's Tell a Story. The first two are Fairy Tale Adventure and Space Adventure, written by Lily Murray and illustrated by Wesley Robins and Grace Boruch, respectively.
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?
What Happened to You? by James Catchpole and Karen George is the first picture book to answer a very important question: how do we teach our children, despite any curiosities they may have, to be always be respectful to disabled people?
This gorgeous guide to spring is bubbling with energy and excitement for the new life nature brings in Spring.
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!
Finney wants to write a story, but his friend cat spots a problem. It turns out Finney’s original ideas are not so original. Children will delight in spotting well-known fairy tales hidden in Finney’s story ideas…
When a little girl decides to write a story, she ponders and puzzles over whom to write about. Then she hears a loud voice, lots of loud voices in fact, coming from would-be picture book characters, all vying for the lead role in her story.
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.
Mother's Day picture books Dreams for our Daughters Songs for our Sons How to Spot a Mum I Love Mummy Every Day Love