Book Review, Guest Post, Picture Books

One Camel Called Doug by Lu Fraser & Sarah Warburton ~ Guest Post

One Camel Called Doug is a counting book with a difference. Overflowing with personality and charm, there is so much to look at and enjoy on every page. I had the immense pleasure of reading this wonderful picture book with my friend Jake who's three. He's already a big fan of The Littlest Yak so… Continue reading One Camel Called Doug by Lu Fraser & Sarah Warburton ~ Guest Post

Book Review, Picture Books

Isabelle and the Crooks by Michelle Robinson & illustrated by Chris Mould

Michelle Robinson is one of my children's favourite picture book authors. There are so many great stories to choose from. They've read and reread There's a Lion in my Cornflakes while discussing which animal they'd like to win and found The World Made a Rainbow wonderfully touching after a year of lockdowns. Isabelle and the… Continue reading Isabelle and the Crooks by Michelle Robinson & illustrated by Chris Mould

Book Review, Picture Books

Chicken Little and the Big Bad Wolf by Sam Wedelich

When I was small, the story of Chicken Little was one of my favourites. I remember listening to it at preschool and keeping one eye on the sky just in case it started falling! We first meet this modern Chicken Little in Chicken Little: The Real and Totally True Tale! Chicken Little and the Big… Continue reading Chicken Little and the Big Bad Wolf by Sam Wedelich

Book Review, Picture Books

Stop the Clock! by Pippa Goodhart & Maria Christania

Do you ever wish you had more time to "stop and smell the roses"? More time to enjoy life? More time to simply take notice of what is going on around you? Joe finds his life is always in hurry. From the moment his family wakes up in the morning, it's rush, rush, rush! At… Continue reading Stop the Clock! by Pippa Goodhart & Maria Christania

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, Picture Books

Who Will Love Me When You’re Gone? by Anna Friend & Jake Biggin

Who Will Love Me When You're Gone is a beautiful picture book published in conjunction with Grief Awareness Week 2021. *** "My love for you can never leave, It's like the sun, the air you breathe..." Jack's mum is very poorly, and he's worried about what will happen when she's gone... Will Mummy take her… Continue reading Who Will Love Me When You’re Gone? by Anna Friend & Jake Biggin

Book Review, Picture Books

Evie’s Christmas Wish by Siobhan Parkinson & Shannon Bergin

Evie's Christmas Wish is a beautiful Christmas picture book celebrating all the wonderful traditions that make a family Christmas so special. Evie loves the holiday season. Wrapped up in the magic of it all, she whispers her wishes and hopes to herself. Just maybe they'll come true. Each page is full of warmth and colour.… Continue reading Evie’s Christmas Wish by Siobhan Parkinson & Shannon Bergin

Book Review, Chapter Book (7-9), Middle Grade Fiction, Picture Books, Young Adult

Christmas Gifts with a Difference

Books make the best gifts and 2021 has been overflowing with so many wonderful choices! I'm excited to bring you some of Liz Scott's recent favourites. Here are her choices for under the tree... The Lights that Dance in the Night by Yuval Zommer Oxford University Press, Age 2+ 'Completing Yuval's 'winter trilogy' with a… Continue reading Christmas Gifts with a Difference