Six for Sunday: Childhood Favourites

Six for Sunday: Childhood Favourites Wow, it’s been a while since I’ve joined in with #SixforSunday and I was so excited to shine a spotlight on kidlit during April…oh well, better late than never, right? The prompt for this week was actually 2018 favourites, but I am terrible at remembering release dates so I decided…

Book Review: Mira’s Curly Hair

Book Review: Mira’s Curly Hair Mira’s Curly Hair 32 pages Written by Maryam Al Serkal Illustrated by Rebeca Luciani Published by Lantana Publishing Publication date: 11th April 2019 Summary (from Goodreads): Mira doesn’t like her hair. It curls at the front. It curls at the back. It curls everywhere! She wants it to be straight…

The Funny Thing about Funny Books

Originally posted on Library Girl and Book Boy:
Those of you who follow my blog or engage with me on Twitter will know that I am passionate about children’s books, all children’s books, and the power they have to transform a child’s life.  There are few more powerful things parents can do for their children…

Book Review: Dragon Dancer

Book Review: Dragon Dancer Dragon Dancer Written by Joyce Chng Illustrated by Jérémy Pailler 38 pages Published by Lantana Publishing Publication date: 1st January 2018 Summary (from Goodreads): It is the eve of Chinese New Year. Lanterns are hung in the shopping malls and Yao is preparing to wake the ancient sky dragon, Shen Long,…

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: 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…

Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2019

Multicultural Children’s Book Day – 25th January 2019 I took part in Multicultural Children’s Book Day last year for the first time and was super excited to be involved again this year. It is an annual event designed to raise awareness of diverse books and get more people reading and sharing the wide range of…

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…