Book Review: The Wonder Machine

Book Review: The Wonder Machine   The Wonder Machine Written by Barry Timms Illustrated by Laura Brenlla 24 pages Published by Little Tiger Publication date: 5th September 2019 (hardback), 11th June 2020 (paperback) Summary (from Little Tiger): Haven’t you heard? Wolf is building a machine. A machine that makes dreams come true! “My greatest invention…

Library Loot: Opposites, Worries and Families

Library Loot: Opposites,Worries and Families   I couldn’t miss posting my library loot this week, at the end of Libraries Week in the U.K. , which celebrates this amazing service and all the help and support it provides for people in the community at every stage of their lives. Borrowing books from the library gives…

Book Review: Together We Can

Book Review: Together We Can Together We Can Written by Caryl Hart Illustrated by Ali Pye 32 pages Published by Scholastic UK Publication date: 1st August 2019 Summary (from Goodreads): The perfect picture book celebrating friendship, compassion, diversity and togetherness in the world. Our friends are all different, but one thing is true, each one…

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…

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: White Feather

White Feather Written by Catherine and David Mac Phail 87 pages Published by Barrington Stoke Publication date: 15th October 2018 Summary (from Goodreads): The war is won but for Tony there is little to celebrate. His brother never returned from no man’s land and has died not as a hero but executed as a coward….

Author Interview: Keith Gray

Author Interview: Keith Gray Today I am joined by Keith Gray to talk about his career as a writer and his newest book, Houdini and the Five-Cent Circus, published today by Barrington Stoke. Thank you so much for joining me Keith! About Keith Keith Gray was born and brought up in Grimsby. At primary school…

Book Review: Houdini and the Five-Cent Circus

Houdini and the Five-Cent Circus Written by Keith Gray 112 pages Published by Barrington Stoke Publication date: 15th June 2018 Summary (from Goodreads): The year is 1885 and Erik Weiss, a penniless immigrant, has found himself in trouble again. His uncanny talent for picking locks and his gleeful showboating to match it, have earned him…

Author interview: Winnie Mak Tselikas

Winnie is the creator of One Dear World – a company specialising in the creation of multicultural dolls for children so they can see themselves in the world around them. She has also written and illustrated a book where the four dolls go on an adventure around London – read my review here. Watch the…

Book Review: Sporty Lou

Sporty Lou Written and illustrated by Quentin Holmes 31 pages Published by Holmes Investment and Holdings Publication date: 1st October 2017 Age range: 3 + Summary (from Goodreads): The Sporty Lou series is for kids 3-to-6-years old who LOVE sports! -A Multicultural Children’s Books by Quentin Holmes -Easy-to-read, empowering and entertaining stories for young children…

Multicultural Children’s Book Day – 27th January

Multicultural Children’s Book Day will be happening on 27th January this year and I am really excited to be reading and reviewing three e-books in connection with it. I am always on the lookout for diverse, multicultural books because I believe that what we read to our children should represent the diversity and variety of…

Book Review: A Fish in Foreign Waters

A Fish in Foreign Waters: A Book for Bilingual Children Written by Laura Caputo-Wickham Illustrated by Pamela Goodman 28 pages Published by Long Bridge Publishing Publication date: 2015 Age range: 3 + Summary (from Goodreads): Rosie Ray’s world gets thrown upside down when her family has to move far away. She soon has to learn…