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?
With cut-out sections that peep through to glittery moonlight on the sleepy farm, this dreamy board book was an instant hit.
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
So, how are rainbows made? Well, there’s the scientific answer. And then there is this beautifully illustrated picture book, that answers the question another way. This book is all about how we can create a rainbow as a symbol of hope. And that is what a loving grandad explains to his granddaughter, one cloudy day.
It’s my stop on the blog tour for The Worrying Worries by Rachel Rooney and Zehra Hicks, and I’m delighted to be sharing my interview with the book’s illustrator, Zehra!
The Secret of Me by Amy Sparkes and Sandra de la Prada, a gorgeous rhyming picture book that celebrates the power of imagination. A young child asks a big question: “when I am BIGGER, what will I be?”
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!
Too Much Stuff by Emily Gravett is a wonderful rhyming story about two magpies called Meg and Ash who want to build the perfect nest for their eggs.
a festive post featuring some incredible new Christmas illustrated books as well as some classics re-told
I am super excited to reveal the cover for an incredible upcoming picture book, The Tale of the Whale by Karen Swann and Padmacandra.
A dog-prince sets off in his truck to deliver a very important birthday present to the princess. But this is no ordinary truck. It contains vehicles, inside vehicles, inside vehicles – Russian doll style!
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!
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.
A scary witch is getting her creepy castle ready for the spookiest party ever. She brings some pumpkins to life to help and is dismayed to discover one of them isn’t scary at all!