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…

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…

Book Review: In My World

In My World Written by Jillian Ma Illustrated by Mimi Chao 36 pages Published by Future Horizons Publication date: 4th August 2017 Summary (from Goodreads): A simple, heartfelt story that follows the life of a child with autism through his imaginative journey as he seeks to be accepted, loved and celebrated for his strengths and…

Book Review: The Great Race

The Great Race Written and illustrated by Christopher Corr 32 pages Published by Frances Lincoln Children’s Books (QUarto) Publication date: 4th January 2018 Age range: 3+ Summary (from Goodreads): Celebrate Chinese New Year and learn how every animal earned its place in the Chinese zodiac by taking part in the Great Race! Discover who will come…