Book Review, Non-fiction Books, Picture Books

Polly Bee Makes Honey by Deborah Chancellor & Julia Groves

Polly Bee Makes Honey is the second in a collection of four titles showing children where their food comes from. A young girl follows some bees as they work together step by step to create honey. Each page has large, clear illustrations with a few sentences explaining exactly what is happening. There is even more… Continue reading Polly Bee Makes Honey by Deborah Chancellor & Julia Groves

Book Review, Non-fiction Books

Britannica Big Book of Why by Sally Symes, Stephanie Drimmer & Kate Slater

Children love to find out why. Why do elephants have trunks? Why does jelly wobble? Why does it rain? Britannica First Big Book of Why answers all of these questions and many, many more with bold print, clear explanations and bright illustrations. Written with younger readers in mind, this engaging book is sure to be… Continue reading Britannica Big Book of Why by Sally Symes, Stephanie Drimmer & Kate Slater

Book Review, Non-fiction Books

As Large as Life by Jonny Marx & Sandhya Prabhat

As Large As Life is one of those books that calls to readers, tempting them to open the cover and explore inside. The animal illustrations are gorgeous – appealing, sometimes slightly scary, and absolutely majestic. They draw the eye around the page until it settles on a favourite, ready to find out more. I love… Continue reading As Large as Life by Jonny Marx & Sandhya Prabhat

Book Review, Non-fiction Books, Young Adult

Welcome to Consent by Yumi Stynes & Dr Melissa Kang

What is “Consent” and why is it so important that everyone understands what it means? This book is the ultimate guide to this essential concept – ensuring that readers make important decisions about what they are and are not ok with and how to communicate this to others. Going beyond “Yes means yes” and “No… Continue reading Welcome to Consent by Yumi Stynes & Dr Melissa Kang

Book Review, Non-fiction Books

I Saw a Beautiful Woodpecker: The Diary of a Young Boy at the Outbreak of World War II by Michal Skibinski & illustrated by Ala Bankroft

Beautiful paintings and the simple sentences of a child combine to create a unique perspective on the outbreak of the Second World War in Poland. Asked to keep a journal by his teacher, eight-year-old Michael reflects on the highlights of his days. Walks in the woods, a ride in a car, planes overhead, the start… Continue reading I Saw a Beautiful Woodpecker: The Diary of a Young Boy at the Outbreak of World War II by Michal Skibinski & illustrated by Ala Bankroft

Blog Tour, Book Review, Guest Post, Non-fiction Books

Earth is Big: A Book of Comparisons by Steve Tomecek & Marcos Farina ~ Blog Tour

Earth is Big is a fantastic non-fiction book of extremes for children to explore with friends. It's sure to prompt lots of discussion about all of the amazing facts about our Earth. With bite-sized facts, it's a book to dip into again and again. My favourite is the Earth is Jagged page with incredible mountains,… Continue reading Earth is Big: A Book of Comparisons by Steve Tomecek & Marcos Farina ~ Blog Tour

Book Review, Graphic Novel, Non-fiction Books

A Day in the Life of a Caveman, a Queen and Everything in Between by Mike Barfield & Jess Bradley

Mike Barfield & Jess Bradley are back with another fantastic non-fiction graphic novel style book packed full of information that children will love. Following the huge success of Blue Peter Book Award winner, A Day in the Life of a Poo, a Gnu and You, A Day in the Life of a Caveman, a Queen… Continue reading A Day in the Life of a Caveman, a Queen and Everything in Between by Mike Barfield & Jess Bradley

Activity Books, Book Review, Non-fiction Books, Picture Books

Super Books from Scholastic – September 2021

Saving Mr Hoot by Helen Stephens Ben is sure he hears an owl outside his bedroom window but no one else has noticed him. Mr Hoot takes Ben’s biscuit and steals his glove but still no one believes him. When spring comes, there are plans for tree felling in the area. Mr Hoot’s home is… Continue reading Super Books from Scholastic – September 2021

Book Review, Non-fiction Books

Secrets and Spies: The Underground World of Espionage by Anita Ganeri & Luke Brookes

Children (and adults) are fascinated by the world of espionage. Going all the way back to ancient civilisations, people have found ways to go undercover and find out just what their enemies are up to. This book covers it all, revealing the secrets of spies throughout history. Do you have what it takes to be… Continue reading Secrets and Spies: The Underground World of Espionage by Anita Ganeri & Luke Brookes

Book Review, Guest Post, Non-fiction Books

Ireland: The People, The Places, The Stories by Rachel Pierce ~ Guest Post

I'm thrilled to welcome Rachel Pierce to Scope for Imagination with a fascinating guest post. Her new book is bursting with intriguing information about this wonderful country and culture. The Hidden History of Ireland by Rachel Pierce, author of Ireland: The People, The Places, The Stories Ireland is an island of stories. They are woven… Continue reading Ireland: The People, The Places, The Stories by Rachel Pierce ~ Guest Post