Book Review, Non-fiction Books

Magnificent Non-Fiction

World Book Day is for non-fiction too! I'll always remember the year my son dressed up as an astronaut and took his favourite space book into Year One to share. Here is a collection of some brilliant non-fiction that should find a place in every school library: How to Make a Book by Becky Davies… Continue reading Magnificent Non-Fiction

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

Blog Tour, Book Review, Non-fiction Books

Amazing Animals by Sabrina Weiss & Paul Daviz ~ Blog Tour

Racing cheetahs, stinky lemurs, sleepy koalas, diving polar bears and more! Amazing Animals by Sabrina Weiss and illustrated by Paul Daviz is the just the type of book children absolutely love! Each double page spread shares fascinating details about diverse animals in their habitats. Organised into categories such as "Fight or Flight!", "Stinky Creatures" and… Continue reading Amazing Animals by Sabrina Weiss & Paul Daviz ~ Blog Tour

Book Review, Early Reader

Big Sky Mountain: The Forest Wolves by Alex Milway

Big Sky Mountain: The Forest Wolves is the fun-filled second book in this early reader series for age 5+ from Alex Milway. Rosa and Grandma Nan live in the forest with all sorts of talkative woodland creatures. From Albert the Moose to Higgs the helpful hedgehog to a herd of humongous bison, there's no shortage… Continue reading Big Sky Mountain: The Forest Wolves by Alex Milway

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, Chapter Book (7-9)

Beautiful Books by Holly Webb

Holly Webb has been writing beautiful, heart-warming stories for children since 2004. This year, she celebrates her 50th book in the Animal Stories series and continues to go from strength to strength. My daughter is a huge fan of Holly’s Wintery Tales series. She always looks forward to the next one. This month, we’ve been… Continue reading Beautiful Books by Holly Webb

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

Meg and Merlin: Making Friends by Tanya Landman & Sonia Albert

Books from Barrington Stoke are so often my go-to recommendations for teachers and parents. First and foremost, they are fantastically engaging stories from some of the best, current authors in the UK. The quality of the writing is incredible and children are soon carried away in the adventures. What makes Barrington Stoke books really special… Continue reading Meg and Merlin: Making Friends by Tanya Landman & Sonia Albert

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

The Song That Sings Us by Nicola Davies

The Song That Sings Us is a powerful novel encouraging empathy for the Earth and challenging readers to take up the fight of protecting our world from the damage of greed and power. When their rebel mother dies in an attack on their mountain home, Harlon and twins, Ash & Xeno, are left to pick… Continue reading The Song That Sings Us by Nicola Davies

Book Review, Chapter Book (7-9)

Sky by Holly Webb & illustrated by Jo Anne Davies

I received this wonderful book a few months ago and showed it to my daughter who absolutely loves Holly Webb’s Winter Animal Stories. Then, a few days ago, I spotted Sky on Twitter and realised I hadn’t reviewed it. The reason – it never made it onto my TBR pile. Sure enough, I found it… Continue reading Sky by Holly Webb & illustrated by Jo Anne Davies