Book Review, Non-fiction Books

Captain Tom Moore by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara & illustrated by Christopher Jacques

Captain Tom Moore is another fantastic book in the Little People, Big Dreams series from Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara. The Little People Big Dreams series is the most beautiful set of non-fiction children’s books I have ever come across. Each gorgeous hard cover book is a child-friendly biography of a significant person from history.  There… Continue reading Captain Tom Moore by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara & illustrated by Christopher Jacques

Book Review, Non-fiction Books

Sounds of the Wild by Moira Butterfield & illustrated by Stephanie Fizer Coleman

Sounds of the Wild is a beautiful hardcover non-fiction book with realistic sound effects. Fascinating descriptions and challenging vocabulary make this guide to animals under threat in a wide range of ecosystems around the world a useful addition to every home or classroom bookshelf. Children will thoroughly enjoy investigating this book either on their own or… Continue reading Sounds of the Wild by Moira Butterfield & illustrated by Stephanie Fizer Coleman

Book Review, Non-fiction Books, Picture Books

Moon by Patricia Hegarty & illustrated by Britta Teckentrup

Britta Teckentrup’s beautiful and unique illustration style is showcased in this lovely board book edition of Moon: night-time around the world. Perfect for little hands, this non-fiction book plays with sounds through rhyme and alliteration to share the cycle of the moon in the night sky. Using cut-outs, the moon grows larger on each page… Continue reading Moon by Patricia Hegarty & illustrated by Britta Teckentrup

Book Review, Non-fiction Books

The Journey: Nature’s Greatest Adventure by Jonny Marx & illustrated by Hanako Clulow

The Journey is an amazing, rhyming non-fiction book about the annual great migration across the African plains. Led by majestic zebras, each animal is described as they undertake this challenging quest. The adaptations of the animals and the symbiotic relationships between them are key to their survival. All of this is described in straight-forward, engaging… Continue reading The Journey: Nature’s Greatest Adventure by Jonny Marx & illustrated by Hanako Clulow

Book Review, Non-fiction Books

Green Planet: Life in our Woods and Forests by Moira Butterfield & illustrated by Jonathan Woodward

Green Planet: Life in our Woods and Forests is another wonderful book in the Colours of the World series from Little Tiger Press. It’s rich green, textured hard cover makes it a beautiful non-fiction book for exploring the importance of forest conservation with children. It would be best suited to Key Stage 1 and Lower… Continue reading Green Planet: Life in our Woods and Forests by Moira Butterfield & illustrated by Jonathan Woodward

Book Review, Non-fiction Books, Picture Books

The Big Beyond: The Story of Space Travel by James Carter & illustrated by Aaron Cushley

The Big Beyond cleverly combines a fun, rhyming poem with fascinating scientific facts about our relationship with space. From the very first people’s curiosity about the sky above through key discoveries, first flight, historic space missions and recent satellites, spacecraft and probes, this book is bursting with information. Presented in a beautiful, picture book style,… Continue reading The Big Beyond: The Story of Space Travel by James Carter & illustrated by Aaron Cushley

Book Review, Non-fiction Books, Picture Books

Secrets of the Mountain by Libby Walden & illustrated by Richard Jones

Secrets of the Mountain is one of the most beautiful picture books I have ever seen. The thoughtful, lyrical description of the power and majesty of a mountain combined with warm, gentle illustrations brings the scale and significance of this environment to life. The Rocky Mountains, in my home country of Canada, is one of… Continue reading Secrets of the Mountain by Libby Walden & illustrated by Richard Jones

Book Review, Non-fiction Books, Picture Books

The Snowman and the Sun by Susan Taghdis & illustrated by Ali Mafakheri

Where does a snowman go when it melts? This charming description of evaporation and the water cycle helps children to understand, step by step, what happens to water when the temperature changes. Following the journey of a friendly snowman (and his cat friend), young readers will understand the basics of these scientific concepts through straightforward… Continue reading The Snowman and the Sun by Susan Taghdis & illustrated by Ali Mafakheri

Activity Books, Book Review, Non-fiction Books

Find Tom in Time: Ming Dynasty China by Fatti Burke with The British Museum

Find Tom in Time is a series of fantastically fun non-fiction books with a twist! Page after page of puzzle-solving adventures make them incredibly appealing.  They will be snatched up by every child who spots them! With clear historical overviews and detailed facts on every page, they are so much more than just search and… Continue reading Find Tom in Time: Ming Dynasty China by Fatti Burke with The British Museum

Book Review, Non-fiction Books

A Day in the Life of a Poo, a Gnu and You by Mike Barfield & illustrated by Jess Bradley

A Day in the Life of a Poo, a Gnu and You really is a laugh-out-loud guide to life on Earth! This accessible and engaging non-fiction book draws readers in from the very first page. With brilliant illustrations and suitably gross content (nits, wart and pimples to name a few), readers will want to pick… Continue reading A Day in the Life of a Poo, a Gnu and You by Mike Barfield & illustrated by Jess Bradley