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

Book Review, Non-fiction Books

Stephen Hawking – Trailblazers Series by Alex Woolf

Stephen Hawking from the Trailblazers biography series is an incredibly detailed look at this great scientist’s life. It is respectful of children’s abilities and desires to understand more complex details as it delves into Hawking’s theories, discoveries and amazing legacy. This book is perfect for anyone who loves science and admires Hawking’s work. There is… Continue reading Stephen Hawking – Trailblazers Series by Alex Woolf

Book Review, Non-fiction Books

365 Words Every Kid Should Know by Lauren Holowaty & illustrated by Martina Motzo

365 Words Every Kid Should Know is the perfect book for every KS2 / KS3 classroom or for home to help children develop their vocabulary in a fun way. With a new word for every day of the year, this handy book provides the spelling (with helpful tips), meaning, word origin and example sentences to… Continue reading 365 Words Every Kid Should Know by Lauren Holowaty & illustrated by Martina Motzo