It’s my stop on the blog tour for You Can't Let an Elephant Drive a Racing Car by Patricia Cleveland-Peck and David Tazzyman. This is the fifth book in this laugh-out-loud picture book series and to celebrate publication day, I have a brilliant guest post by Patricia AND a chance for you to win the ENTIRE SERIES in an epic giveaway bundle!
It’s National Tell A Fairy Tale Day 2022 and I am delighted to be sharing six re-imaged fairy tale books as well as hosting an EPIC giveaway bundle.
I am delighted to be sharing an interview with the one-and-only Lu Fraser about her latest picture book, One Camel Called Doug, illustrated by Sarah Warburton. My girls and I have HIGH expectations whenever we read a new book by Lu Fraser. We are huge fans of Gertie from The Littlest Yak, illustrated by Kate Hindley, as well as cupcake-loving Nut from The Viking Who Liked Icing, illustrated by Mark McKinley. But now, we have another favourite picture book character to add to this list: Doug, a camel with one hump who is about to have a whole heap of fun!
Children’s publishing has started 2022 with a bang! There have been some incredible books published this year already and my January round-up features some of our favourites, as well as a few books from 2021 that we read over the festive break. It includes my first top pick of 2022!
Debut picture book, I am NOT a Prince by Rachael Davis and Beatrix Hatcher is an uplifting twisted fairy tale that challenges gender stereotypes and encourages children to be proud to be themselves.
I have reviewed lots of wonderful, inclusive books and I want to finish off the year by recommending 12 more outstanding picture books featuring characters of colour and/or about racism
New Christmas picture books for 2021: Squirrel's Snowman by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler; Santa’s New Sleigh by Caroline Crowe and Jess Pauwels; Santa's Stolen Sleigh by Tracey Corderoy and Steven Lenton; The Toys’ Christmas by Claire Clément and Genevieve Godbout
This gorgeous rhyming picture book features a book-loving bear who sets off to see the world. I have some of Sophia’s absolutely incredible early sketches to share with you.
It's my stop on the blog tour for The Viking Who Liked Icing by Lu Fraser and Mark McKinley and I’m delighted to have a guest post from Lu about her favourite spreads in the book. His skills don’t lie with a sword… but a whisk!
To celebrate Buster Books' 20th birthday, I have an exclusive interview with editor, Hannah Daffern.
Humphrey roams the sea, collecting ocean treasure. The problem is, while the objects might look nice and shiny to begin with, by the next day they’ve lost their sparkle.
Let's Pretend Fire Station and Beep Beep! Builders are SO popular with my two daughters that not only do we read them every day, but they recreate scenes from the books to make up their own stories.
This beautifully designed picture book with laser cut-outs, captures the amazing journey of the monarch butterfly’s migration across North America.
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.
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!).
There’s one thing about her that’s hard to ignore, THAT RIDICULOUS NECK! What on Earth was it for? Well, I’m certainly not going to tell you! But here is the renowned plesiosaur expert Dr Adam S. Smith to tell you five top plesiosaur facts (that aren’t about their long necks!)…
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.
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.
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?