Book Review, Picture Books

Nonook & the Melting Arctic by Ryan Mizzen & Paul Winward

Nanook the polar bear makes it clear that the world is in trouble. The arctic ice is melting, animals are suffering and the world is changing irreversibly. The people who can help are those who are casing the problems in the first place – world leaders and those they lead. People must realise the whole… Continue reading Nonook & the Melting Arctic by Ryan Mizzen & Paul Winward

Book Review, Chapter Book (7-9)

Willow Wildthing and the Magic Spell by Gill Lewis & Rebecca Bagley

The Willow Wildthing series celebrates the value of the forest and nature. Children are at the heart of these stories as they fight to preserve all that is wild. Willow Wildthing and the Magic Spell is the fourth book in this brilliant series. 4. Willow Wildthing and the Magic Spell The forest has always been… Continue reading Willow Wildthing and the Magic Spell by Gill Lewis & Rebecca Bagley

Activity Books, Book Review, Non-fiction Books, Picture Books

Super Books from Scholastic – September 2021

Saving Mr Hoot by Helen Stephens Ben is sure he hears an owl outside his bedroom window but no one else has noticed him. Mr Hoot takes Ben’s biscuit and steals his glove but still no one believes him. When spring comes, there are plans for tree felling in the area. Mr Hoot’s home is… Continue reading Super Books from Scholastic – September 2021

Book Review, Picture Books

Rock and Roll by Hazel Terry

Rock and Roll is a unique picture book that children will treasure. Celebrating the beauty of the world, it shows the value of a lifelong friendship and how elements of life are so intricately connected. Two boulders stand strong year in and year out. Over time, the seasons change, and eventually, people come. They leave… Continue reading Rock and Roll by Hazel Terry

Blog Tour, Book Review, Non-fiction Books

Amazing Rivers by Julie Vosburgh Agnone & Kerry Hyndman ~ Blog Tour

Inspiring Children to Care Guest Post by Julie Vosburgh Agnone, author of AMAZING RIVERS Most people live not far from a river, yet many of us seldom think much about them. My primary goal was for Amazing Rivers to enrich understanding and inspire young readers to see rivers from a fresh perspective and, ultimately, care… Continue reading Amazing Rivers by Julie Vosburgh Agnone & Kerry Hyndman ~ Blog Tour

Book Review, Picture Books

Betsy Buglove Saves the Bees by Catherine Jacob & Lucy Fleming

Betsy Buglove is a girl who loves bugs! She does all she can to help them. When she receives a special present from Gran, it opens up a whole new world for her. This magic magnifying glass allows her to hear the insects speaking to her. As they share their worries, she realises they’re in… Continue reading Betsy Buglove Saves the Bees by Catherine Jacob & Lucy Fleming

Book Review, Chapter Book (7-9)

Willow Wildthing and the Shooting Star by Gill Lewis & Rebecca Bagley

Willow's little brother, Freddie, is ill and needs to go to the hospital. Full of guilt that she might have made him poorly, Willow is desperate to make him feel better. She promises that, while he's gone, she will find a story she can tell him when he returns. Three shooting stars give her more… Continue reading Willow Wildthing and the Shooting Star by Gill Lewis & Rebecca Bagley

Blog Tour, Book Review, Non-fiction Books

Factopia!: Follow the Trail of 400 Facts by Kate Hale & illustrated by Andy Smith ~ Blog Tour

Follow the trail of facts and create your own story in the dazzling world of FACTopia! After learning that the horned dung beetle is the world’s strongest insect and can pull more than 1.141 times its own body weight, we take a diversion and head to pg. 40 to find out ‘Who’s creepy-crawly?’ …. …… Continue reading Factopia!: Follow the Trail of 400 Facts by Kate Hale & illustrated by Andy Smith ~ Blog Tour

Book Review, Illustrated Fiction, Middle Grade Fiction

Grace-Ella: Pixie Pandemonium by Sharon Marie Jones

June 2021 Grace-Ella: Pixie Pandemonium is the third book in a fun series aimed at 7-9 year olds from Sharon Marie Jones & Adrianna J. Puglisi. It is just the kind of books my daughters would have loved when they were a little bit younger – a magical story with an environmental message, manageable chapters,… Continue reading Grace-Ella: Pixie Pandemonium by Sharon Marie Jones

Book Review, Non-fiction Books

Look What I Found in the Woods by Moira Butterfield & illustrated by Jesus Verona

Look What I Found in the Woods explores the forest from a child’s point of view – full of awe and wonder at all of the amazing things hidden inside. With gentle rhyme and packed full of information, readers will want to read it again and again. Opportunities to search and find will encourage them… Continue reading Look What I Found in the Woods by Moira Butterfield & illustrated by Jesus Verona