Activity Books, Book Review, Non-fiction Books

The Looking Book by Lucia Vinti

The Looking Book is perfect for those who love to doodle and sketch with page after page of prompts and challenges that are sure to inspire children to look more closely at the world around them. Specific artistic skills are explained in child-friendly language and with plenty of space to observe and practise. Still lifes,… Continue reading The Looking Book by Lucia Vinti

Blog Tour, Book Review, Non-fiction Books

Return to FACTopia by Kate Hale & Andy Smith ~ Blog Tour

My children and I were thrilled to find out not only is FACTopia back with a second book packed full of amazing facts BUT it is the second in an 8 book series! We loved the first FACTopia book - it absolutely captured my 11-year-old twins imaginations and allowed them to share a book with… Continue reading Return to FACTopia by Kate Hale & Andy Smith ~ Blog Tour

Book Review, Non-fiction Books

Magnificent Non-Fiction

World Book Day is for non-fiction too! I'll always remember the year my son dressed up as an astronaut and took his favourite space book into Year One to share. Here is a collection of some brilliant non-fiction that should find a place in every school library: How to Make a Book by Becky Davies… Continue reading Magnificent Non-Fiction

Book Review, Non-fiction Books

Lift-the-Flap Questions and Answers about Racism by Jordan Akpojaro & illustrated by Ashley Evans

This high-quality life-the-flap book from Usborne tackles a complex issue in a really accessible way. Thought-provoking, challenging and fun, children are able to explore all the key questions they have about racism and find immediate answers. With straightforward explanations, children learn about the importance of respect, the history of racism and how their own positive… Continue reading Lift-the-Flap Questions and Answers about Racism by Jordan Akpojaro & illustrated by Ashley Evans

Blog Tour, Book Review, Non-fiction Books

Amazing Animals by Sabrina Weiss & Paul Daviz ~ Blog Tour

Racing cheetahs, stinky lemurs, sleepy koalas, diving polar bears and more! Amazing Animals by Sabrina Weiss and illustrated by Paul Daviz is the just the type of book children absolutely love! Each double page spread shares fascinating details about diverse animals in their habitats. Organised into categories such as "Fight or Flight!", "Stinky Creatures" and… Continue reading Amazing Animals by Sabrina Weiss & Paul Daviz ~ Blog Tour

Book Review, Non-fiction Books

Epic Adventures by Sam Sedgman & Sam Brewster

This is the book to stop train enthusiasts in their tracks! On its own, it is an absolutely fantastic non-fiction book for children and adults alike. Paired with the Adventures on Train series also by author Sam Sedgman and his co-writer, MG Leonard, it is the most perfect fiction/non-fiction combination ever! Epic Adventures takes readers… Continue reading Epic Adventures by Sam Sedgman & Sam Brewster

Blog Tour, Book Review, Non-fiction Books

Britannica’s 5 Minute Really True Stories for Family Time ~ Blog Tour

Britannica Books continues to publish absolutely fantastic non-fiction books for children. Britannica’s 5-Minute Really True Stories for Family Time is no exception. Usually, a collection of short stories like this would be full of fiction – fairy tales or short adventures for families to share together. What’s so unique about this book is that it… Continue reading Britannica’s 5 Minute Really True Stories for Family Time ~ Blog Tour

Book Review, Non-fiction Books

Non-fiction for a New Year

British Museum: A History of the World in 25 Cities by Tracey Turner & Andrew Donkin, illustrated by Libby Vander Ploeg ~ Nosy Crow Travel through time with 25 fascinating cities. Cleverly combining history and geography, this beautiful hardback book describes life in each city at a specific point in the past. This is sure… Continue reading Non-fiction for a New Year

Book Review, Non-fiction Books, Picture Books

Two Bears by Patricia Hegarty & Rotem Teplow

Two Bears is a beautiful fiction/non-fiction picture book sharing the similarities and differences between polar bears and grizzly bears. The gorgeous illustrations and powerful story of conservation takes me back to my home country of Canada where bears still roam in the wild and need to be protected. The polar bears in the north and… Continue reading Two Bears by Patricia Hegarty & Rotem Teplow

Book Review, Non-fiction Books

How it Works: The Body by Amelia Hepworth & David Semple

How it Works: The Body from the wonderful team at Little Tiger is a great book for introducing little readers to the human body. A sturdy board book, the cut out pages show what's inside layer by layer. Key vocabulary is emphasised on labelled diagrams while clear yet suitably detailed text explains the most important… Continue reading How it Works: The Body by Amelia Hepworth & David Semple