Book Review: It’s Your World Now

Book Review: It’s Your World Now It’s Your World Now Written and illustrated by Barry Falls 32 pages Published by Pavilion Books Publication date: 2nd May 2019 Summary (from Goodreads): So go and play and live and learn. It’s your world now, this is your turn to think and ask and make and do. The…

Mini-Reviews: McTavish the Dog

Mini-Reviews: McTavish the Dog When I have the choice between reading another book or reviewing the one I have just read, I usually choose to read another one. As much as I adore shouting about books on my blog, reading is, after all, my first love! Therefore, I have decided to do some mini-review posts…

Book Review: Colour of People

Book Review: Colour of People Colour of People Illustrated by Mauricio Negro 32 pages Published by Little island Books Publication date: 5th July 2018 Summary (from the publisher): People come in different colours. But no matter what they look like, people all eat when they’re hungry, shiver when they’re cold, smile when they’re happy. Originally published in Brazil, this wordless…

Book Review: Made by Maxine

Book Review: Made by Maxine Made by Maxine 37 pages Written by Ruth Spiro Illustrated by Holly Hatam Published by Dial Books Publication date: 9th October 2018 Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N, iBooks, TBD Summary (from Goodreads): Meet Maxine, an inspiring young maker who knows that with enough effort and imagination (and mistakes), it’s possible to invent anything. Maxine loves…

Book Rainbow: Blue Books Part 1

Book rainbow: Blue Books Stack Part 1 The fashion for rainbow bookshelves is still going strong, which makes the pedant in me want to design a book with a multi-coloured spine and see where it ends up! Anyway, I haven’t done one of these posts in a while but found it a fun way to…

Book Review: The Day War Came

The Day War Came Written by Nicola Davies Illustrated by Rebecca Cobb 32 pages Published by Candlewick Press Publication date: 4th September 2018 Summary (from Goodreads): A moving, poetic narrative and child-friendly illustrations follow the heartbreaking, ultimately hopeful journey of a little girl who is forced to become a refugee. Imagine if, on an ordinary…

Illustrator Interview: Aaron Blecha

Interview with Aaron Blecha Today I am lucky enough to have Aaron Blecha on the blog to talk about his life as an illustrator. He is the illustrator of Dino Wars, a middle-grade adventure book which was published on the 28th of April this year. It is the fist in a series so there is…

Book Review: Stuck

Stuck Written and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers 32 pages Published by Harper Collins Children’s Books Publication date: 26th April 2012 Summary (from Goodreads): From the illustrator of the #1 smash The Day the Crayons Quit comes another bestseller–a giggle-inducing tale of everything tossed, thrown, and hurled in order to free a kite! When Floyd’s kite…

Oliver Jeffers at the V&A

Oliver Jeffers at the V&A I was lucky enough to attend an event at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) on Saturday 26th May, where Oliver Jeffers talked about his journey to becoming an illustrator and writer. Before his talk, he signed books at Waterstones in Walthamstow. I am a massive fan of Oliver Jeffers’…

Interview with Maddie Frost!

Originally posted on Read. Learn. Repeat.:
Maddie is an author-illustrator from New England and living outside of Boston. She has illustrated many different picture books including her own books, Once Upon a Zzzz, Animobiles: Animals on the Mooove, and “Wakey Birds (2019).” You can read more about Once Upon a Zzzz in my post on…

Book Review: Stardust

Stardust Written by Jeanne Willis Illustrated by Briony May Smith 32 pages Published by Nosy Crow Publication date: 7th September 2017 Summary (from Goodreads): One little girl dreams of being a star. But whether it’s finding Mum’s lost wedding ring or winning the fancy-dress prize, her big sister always shines brighter. Yet for her grandad…