Book Review, Picture Books

I’m Sorry by Barry Timms & Sean Julian

Scribble the squirrel and Swoop the owl are the best of friends. They enjoy spending time together so much that they decide to find a home they can share. Everything’s going well until they both want to use the spacious veranda for their own hobbies – Scribble for writing plays and Swoop for making and… Continue reading I’m Sorry by Barry Timms & Sean Julian

Book Review, Picture Books

A Little Bit Worried by Ciara Gavin & illustrated by Tim Warnes

Sometimes we become so focussed on keeping safe that we lose our sense of fun. Worries take over and anxiety gets the better of us. Weasel is just minding his own business when the weather changes. Rain, wind and hail make him feel small and defenceless. He decides to build a strong house where he… Continue reading A Little Bit Worried by Ciara Gavin & illustrated by Tim Warnes

Book Review, Picture Books

I Love Mummy Every Day by Isabel Otter & illustrated by Alicia Mas

This sturdy, colourful board book is the perfect gift for little ones to give to their mummies on Mother’s Day. It is full of appreciation for everything mummies do and all the ways they are special. With peek-a-boo windows, bright colours and diverse families, this charming book beautifully depicts each mummy as a wonderful role… Continue reading I Love Mummy Every Day by Isabel Otter & illustrated by Alicia Mas

Book Review, Picture Books

The Invisible by Tom Percival

February 2021 The Invisible is a beautiful and powerful story of identify and sense of self. Everyone is someone and everyone is important. This is a wonderful picture book for building empathy and helping young readers to understand issues of poverty and valuing each individual. Isabel always notices the beautiful things in life. She is… Continue reading The Invisible by Tom Percival

Book Review, Picture Books

The Curious Case of the Missing Mammoth by Ellie Hattie & Karl James Mountford

The Curious Case of the Missing Mammoth by Ellie Hattie & Karl James Mountford The Curious Case of the Missing Mammoth is an exciting picture book adventure with a real Night at the Museum feel. Oscar is awoken at midnight by strange stomping noises outside his window. When he discovers a talking woolly mammoth, he… Continue reading The Curious Case of the Missing Mammoth by Ellie Hattie & Karl James Mountford

Book Review, Picture Books

This Love by Isabel Otter & Harriet Lynas

This Love is a gorgeous picture book about the positive things that unite people around the world. Despite our many differences and the uniqueness of our cultures, there are so many qualities and experiences we all share. Love is a special language understood by everyone and there are common understandings that form a large part… Continue reading This Love by Isabel Otter & Harriet Lynas

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

Book Review, Picture Books

The Song for Everyone by Lucy Morris

The Song for Everyone is a beautiful story celebrating the power of music and community. What would your song look like if we could see it? What colour would it be? What shape? What would it say? How would it touch others? A delicate tune from a tiny window builds a bridge between people, wrapping… Continue reading The Song for Everyone by Lucy Morris

Book Review, Picture Books

A Thing Called Snow by Yuval Zommer

A Thing Called Snow is a gorgeous picture book from Yuval Zommer celebrating the change of seasons in the far north and the beautiful magic of snow. Hare and Fox are the best of friends. When the clever Tern tells them about a mysterious thing called snow just before setting off on his autumn migration,… Continue reading A Thing Called Snow by Yuval Zommer

Book Review, Picture Books

Along Came a Fox by Georgiana Deutsch & illustrated by Cally Johnson-Isaacs

It was just the right sort of night for adventure and, in this wonderful picture book, Bramble the fox does just that. He is on the search for fireflies. Wandering through the shadowy forest, he insists that foxes don’t get scared until he spots his reflection in the lake and mistakes it for another fox.… Continue reading Along Came a Fox by Georgiana Deutsch & illustrated by Cally Johnson-Isaacs