For a short month, February has seen a whole heap of fabulous children’s books published. This month’s roundup includes some of our favourites new illustrated books across fiction and non-fiction.
Do You Love Dinosaurs? by Matt Robertson ~ #PictureBook #Review ~ @drawingmatt @KidsBloomsbury
This rowrsome book is jam packed with weird and wonderful facts about dinosaurs.
Science and Me by Ali Winter & Mickael El Fathi ~ #NonFiction #STEM #Review ~ @lantanapub
Science and Me invites the reader to learn about the lives of brilliant men and women who have shaped our world through their scientific discoveries and often heroism, too.
Five STEM-themed Board Books ~ #STEM #Review ~ @LittleTigerUK @schifferkids @LKPChildrens
Five beautifully illustrated, sturdy books all find unique and quirky ways to incorporate STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) for little ones to enjoy
My Top Picture Books of 2020 ~ #TopPicks
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!
Let’s Make Some Great Art: Animals and Patterns by Marion Deuchars ~ #Craft #Books #Review ~ @mariondeuchars @LKPChildrens
Let's Make Some Great Art: Animals and Patterns by bestselling illustrator Marion Deuchars, seamlessly incorporate geometry, art history and imagination into these fun and original books.
Bears Love Squares by Caryl Hart & Edward Underwood ~ #PictureBook #Review #STEM ~ @carylhart1 @KidsBloomsbury
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 →
The Very Last Leaf by Stef Wade and Jennifer Davison ~ #AuthorInterview #PictureBook #Review ~ @Stef_Wade @CapstonePub
This tree-mendous picture book with a blossoming balance of nature facts and an autumnal story about overcoming anxiety, is one of my top picks for 2020!
Math Games Lab for Kids by Rebecca Rapoport & J.A. Yoder ~ #STEM #Review #HomeEd ~ @Math_Evangelist @QuartoKids
The aim of this book is to show children that maths is all around us and it is that foundation for science and understanding the world. It includes over 50 hands-on activities split out over 39 labs.
Make and Do Activity Books by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler ~ #Crafts #Book #Reviews ~ @MacmillanKidsUK
The Make and Do series are packed full of craft activities based around Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s well-known books, plus 200 stickers!
Bob the Artist by Marion Deuchars ~ #WIN #PictureBook #Review ~ @mariondeuchars @LKPChildrens @LaurenceKingPub
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!
They Did It First by Julie Leung & Caitlin Kuhwald ~ #NonFiction #Review ~ @jleungbooks @caitlinkuhwald @MacmillanKidsUK
From Sir Isaac Newton to Johanna Lucht (who became the first deaf NASA engineer in 2017), this book gives accounts of fifty scientists, artists and mathematicians who broke records, changed history and proved anything is possible.
1 to 20, Animals Aplenty by Katie Viggers ~ #PictureBook #Review #STEM ~ @katieviggers @LKPChildrens @LaurenceKingPub
Come and meet a quirky gang of amusing animals as you count from one to twenty.
The Shape Trilogy by Mac Barnett & Jon Klassen ~ #SaturdaySpotlight #PictureBook #Review #STEM ~ @burstofbeaden @WalkerBooksUK
Written in a truly unique and quirky style, the shape trilogy is packed full of wry humour, both in words and illustrations.