Book Review, Picture Books

The Happy Three Lions by Louise Fatio & Roger Duvoisin

First published in 1954, The Three Happy Lions is an honest, appealing picture book that feels as fresh as when it was first written. The classic illustrations remind me so much of books I enjoyed as a child and transport me back to the safe, comfortable feeling of being in my primary school library. Sprinkled… Continue reading The Happy Three Lions by Louise Fatio & Roger Duvoisin

Book Review, Picture Books

Does a Bear Poo in the Woods by Jonny Leighton & Mike Byrne

There’s nothing quite like toilet humour to grab children’s attention and take them on a hilarious journey through a story bursting with gorgeous woodland animals. Barry is an incredibly shy bear who lives in the woods. All he wants is a private place to do his “first job of the day” but the other animals… Continue reading Does a Bear Poo in the Woods by Jonny Leighton & Mike Byrne

Book Review, Picture Books

Jazz Dog: Follow the Music of Your Heart by Marie Voigt

Jazz Dog is a new twist on the classic battle of dogs vs cats with a whole lot of heart! This charming little dog doesn’t like rock music like the other dogs do. Instead, he loves jazz. He doesn’t fit in and just doesn’t feel right until he discovers cat music. Suddenly, everything makes sense… Continue reading Jazz Dog: Follow the Music of Your Heart by Marie Voigt

Book Review, Chapter Book (7-9)

Panda at the Door by Sarah Horne

A panda who loves Mary Poppins and wants nothing more than to be a nanny for its own special family – an absolutely brilliant premise for a sweet, fun story with a silly twist. Pudding the Panda is the star attraction at the Edinburgh Zoo. She is spectacular at making children smile. She loves Gerald,… Continue reading Panda at the Door by Sarah Horne

Blog Tour, Book Review, Non-fiction Books

Interview with a Shark and Other Ocean Giants Too by Andy Seed & Nick East ~ Blog Tour

Get familiar with 10 extraordinary ocean giants as they step up to the mic and share their habits, behaviours, likes and dislikes, favourite foods, and more. In this fun and fact-filled book, bite sized text in a question-and-answer format is paired with colourful and engaging illustrations throughout. Features ‘interviews’ with a great white shark, blue whale,… Continue reading Interview with a Shark and Other Ocean Giants Too by Andy Seed & Nick East ~ Blog Tour

Book Review, Picture Books

Fun Picture Books from Tiny Owl

Gloria’s Porridge by Elizabeth Laird & Toby Newsome Gloria’s Porridge is a fun, action-packed story based on an Ethiopian folktale. Gloria is making porridge but she is so greedy that she doesn’t want to share it with anyone, even her cat. When she runs out to collect some water, cat grabs his chance and gobbles… Continue reading Fun Picture Books from Tiny Owl

Book Review, Picture Books

Stella and the Seagull by Georgina Stevens & Izzy Burton

You’re never too small to make a difference. Stella and the Seagull is an empowering story about one little girl who inspires her entire community to take action on plastic pollution. Stella visits Granny Maggie by the sea. Every day a little seagull brings her gifts of the things it finds on the beach. One… Continue reading Stella and the Seagull by Georgina Stevens & Izzy Burton

Early Reader

The Beach Puppy by Holly Webb & illustrated by Ellie Snowden

We’re so excited that Holly Webb has joined the Barrington Stoke team with The Beach Puppy. A part of the Little Gems series for 5-8 year olds, it is full of bright illustrations, short action-packed chapters and a captivating story. It’s perfect for young readers who are ready to make a move from simple picture… Continue reading The Beach Puppy by Holly Webb & illustrated by Ellie Snowden

Audiobook, Blog Tour, Book Review, Picture Books

Flamingo Fashion by Samantha Hunter (audiobook) – Blog Tour

Flamingo Fashion by Samantha Hunter and Maggy Roberts is a story bursting with fantastically fun characters and brilliant language! The audiobook is so engaging! Michael Maloney creates superb voices that bring each character to life with its own, unique personality. We love the deep-voiced lion with his nose in the air, thinking he’s better than… Continue reading Flamingo Fashion by Samantha Hunter (audiobook) – Blog Tour