Book Review, Non-fiction Books, Picture Books

I Want to be a Doctor by Becky Davies & Richard Merritt

I Want to be a Doctor is a perfect first look at the medical profession for little readers. A beautiful board book with sturdy pages and bright illustrations, it will draw young readers in while the surprise mirror ending personalises the ambition of the charming character. This captivating picture book does not skimp on content.… Continue reading I Want to be a Doctor by Becky Davies & Richard Merritt

Activity Books, Book Review, Non-fiction Books

2021 Nature Month-By-Month: A Children’s Almanac by Anna Wilson & Elly Jahnz

2021 is a new year with new adventures to discover. 2021 Nature Month-By-Month: A Children’s Almanac is a fantastic resource bursting with ideas for families from The National Trust. As a winter of restrictions continues, many families are looking for new ideas for child-friendly activities. This book is the answer providing numerous fun and interesting… Continue reading 2021 Nature Month-By-Month: A Children’s Almanac by Anna Wilson & Elly Jahnz

Book Review, Non-fiction Books

Fearless: The Story of Daphne Caruana Galizia by Gattaldo

Fearless: The Story of Daphne Caruana Galizia is the inspirational biography of a courageous human rights journalist. Endorsed by Amnesty International UK, it carries an important message for the entire world. Daphne was an ordinary little girl in Malta. She grew up believing that she could do anything she set her mind to and, through… Continue reading Fearless: The Story of Daphne Caruana Galizia by Gattaldo

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