Gift books for Christmas

Gift Books for Christmas Books are the perfect gift at Christmas – at least for me! I love getting books and I love picking out books for other people as it is always fun trying to find something that suits everyone. This is a bumper list, although I have had to be really strict so…

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: My First Book of Gymnastics

My First Book of Gymnastics Written and illustrated by Rida Ouerghi 32 pages Published by Quarto Publishing Group Publication date: 4th September 2018 Summary (from Goodreads): My First Book of Gymnastics gets young readers moving with 10 playful exercises, accompanied by step-by-step instructions and illustrated characters kids will love. It’s never too soon to teach the benefits…

Book Review: Love the Stationery in Your Classroom

Love the Stationery in your Classroom Written and Illustrated by Rebecca Palliser 18 pages Published by Clink Street Publishing Publication date: 14th August 2018 Summary: This delightful little book encourages children to learn about – and have fun with – the stationery they encounter in the classroom. Author Rebecca Palliser wants to help all children…

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…

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: Ten Cents a Pound

Ten Cents a Pound Written by Nhung N. Tran-Davies Illustrated by Josée Bisaillon 28 pages Published by Second Story Press Publication date: 18th April 2018 Summary (from Goodreads): A young girl is torn by her desire to stay home with her family and the familiarity of their village, and her desire to go to school…

Six for Sunday: Favourite books so far this year!

#SixforSunday is created by Steph from A Little But a Lot. The theme for this week is favourite books read so far this year. Some of the books I have chosen were not published in 2018, but I read them this year so I am counting them. As always, it was incredibly difficult to narrow…