Book Review: Baby Loves Earth

Book Review: Baby Loves Earth Baby Loves Earth Written by Jennifer Eckford Illustrated by Teresa Bellon 30 pages Published by Frances Lincoln Children’s Books Publication date: 2nd June 2020 Summary (from Goodreads): E is for Elephant, T is for Tree, W is for Warming, and X is for eXtinct in this beautiful ABC book designed…

Library Loot: Nature Run Wild and Eco-Awareness

Library Loot: Nature Run Wild and Eco-Awareness   A Planet Full of Plastic  by Neal Layton Everything is made of stuff. Some things are made of paper, like this book. And some things are made of PLASTIC. If you look around you, plastic is everywhere. Even in places where it’s not meant to be. If it drops…

Library Loot: Non-fiction galore!

Library Loot: Non-fiction galore! Wow, it’s been an age since I posted one of these, despite the fact that I have been borrowing tonnes of books from the library, as always. I’m there at least once a week to pick up reservations and grab books from the ‘Recent Arrivals’ section, plus buy books in the…

Book Review: Rebel Dogs!

Book Review: Rebel Dogs! Rebel Dogs! Heroic Tales of Trusty Hounds Written by Kimberlie Hamilton 160 pages Published by Scholastic UK Publication date: 1st August 2019 Summary (from Goodreads): Tail-wagging tales of real-life Rebel Dogs! Get your paws on the stories and secrets of some of history’s most heroic hounds! An engaging collection packed with over…

Book Review: Invisible Women

Book Review: Invisible Women Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men Written by Caroline Criado Pérez 432 pages Published by Chatto and Windus Publication date: 7th March 2019 Summary (from Goodreads): Imagine a world where your phone is too big for your hand, where your doctor prescribes a drug that is wrong…

Library Loot: Invisible Women, Peer Pressure and Folklore

Library Loot: Invisible Women, Peer Pressure and Folklore Libraries are amazing. I am still dumbfounded by the level of service that they offer, almost completely for free! Even the charges that exist are nominal and there is something about a library that inherently makes it a comfortable, welcoming place to be. I love libraries and…

Book Review: Herstory

Book Review: Herstory Herstory: 50 women and girl who shook the world Written by Katherine Halligan Illustrated by Sarah Walsh 112 pages Published by Nosy Crow Publication date: 1st March 2018 Summary (from Goodreads): Instead of just studying history, let’s think about HerStory too! In this uplifting and inspiring book, children can learn about 50…

Six for Sunday: 2018 Books I Need to Reread

Six for Sunday: 2018 Books I Need to Reread The Boneless Mercies by Genevieve Tucholke They called us the Mercies, or sometimes the Boneless Mercies. They said we were shadows, ghosts, and if you touched our skin we dissolved into smoke … Frey, Ovie, Juniper, and Runa are Boneless Mercies – death-traders, hired to kill…

Book Review: The Dictionary of Difficult Words

Book Review: The Dictionary of Difficult Words The Dictionary of Difficult Words Written by Jane Solomon Illustrated by Louise Lockhart 112 pages Published by Frances Lincoln / Quarto Books Publication date: 30th April 2019 Summary (from Goodreads): What is a bumbershoot? Or a moonbow? And what does it mean when someone absquatulates…? Find out all…

Book Review: Welcome to Our World

Book Review: Welcome to Our World   Welcome to Our World Written by Moira Butterfield Illustrated by Harriet Lynas 64 pages Published by Nosy Crow Publication date: 7th June 2018 Summary (from Goodreads): Children all over the world are very different, but they also have much in common. In this beautifully illustrated book, young children…

Book Review: Bestiary

Bestiary Written by Christopher Masters 256 pages Published by Thames & Hudson in collaboration with the British Museum Publication date: 16th October 2018 Summary (from Goodreads): Drawing on the world-leading scholarship and vast collections of the British Museum, Bestiary is a wonderful visual, thematic exploration of animals—real, surreal, and imaginary—as depicted on beautiful ritual objects…