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

Book Review, Non-fiction Books

Go Wild in the Mountains by Goldie Hawk & illustrated by Rachael Saunders

Go Wild in the Mountains is a valuable resource for anyone who loves adventures and exploring. From beautiful views to perilous peaks to spotting amazing wildlife, this book contains everything kids need to know about exploring mountains safely. Beginning with “what is a mountain” and how they’re formed, it covers so much about these incredible… Continue reading Go Wild in the Mountains by Goldie Hawk & illustrated by Rachael Saunders

Book Review, Non-fiction Books, Picture Books

Books about Saving Turtles and Protecting Oceans

Turtle Rescue by Jonny Marx & illustrated by Xuan Lee Turtle Rescue is a fun story packed full of information about protecting oceans and the animals who live there. Fact meets fiction as Flora and Fauna, a marine biologist adventurer and an inventor, go on holiday by the sea. Locals cleaning up the beach need… Continue reading Books about Saving Turtles and Protecting Oceans

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

Bigfoot Mountain by Roderick O’Grady

Connection with nature and respect for life in the wild is central to this story of love and healing. Twelve-year-old Minnie lives in remote North American mountains with her stepfather Dan. Since her mother passed away, life just hasn’t been the same and she hasn’t been able to shake the feeling of loss that threatens… Continue reading Bigfoot Mountain by Roderick O’Grady

Book Review, Non-fiction Books

Above & Below: Sea and Shore by Harriet Evans & illustrated by Hannah Bailey

Above and Below: Sea and Shore is a unique split page “lift the flap” non-fiction book that reveals ocean habitats above and below the waves. Through beautiful, detailed illustrations and interesting facts, readers are shown the fascinating living things along the coastline, in the polar oceans, in estuaries and many other salt water habitats.  Gorgeous… Continue reading Above & Below: Sea and Shore by Harriet Evans & illustrated by Hannah Bailey

Blog Tour, Book Review, Non-fiction Books

What Did the Tree See? by Charlotte Guillain & illustrated by Sam Usher (Blog Tour)

The inspiration behind What Did the Tree See?  Special guest post by Charlotte Guillain I’ve wanted to write a book about an oak tree for a long time. I live very close to the Blenheim Palace estate in Oxfordshire, where some of the oldest oaks in Europe can be found. Their location is kept secret,… Continue reading What Did the Tree See? by Charlotte Guillain & illustrated by Sam Usher (Blog Tour)

Activity Books, Book Review, Non-fiction Books

Birch Trees, Bluebells and other British Plants by Nikki Dyson

Birch Trees, Bluebells and other British Plants is a beautiful non-fiction sticker book created in association with National Trust.  It is full of many of the flowers, plants and trees you might find in the British countryside throughout the year. Facts about how plants live and grow have been combined with lovely, brightly coloured illustrations.… Continue reading Birch Trees, Bluebells and other British Plants by Nikki Dyson

Book Review, Picture Books

Omar, The Bees and Me by Helen Mortimer & illustrated by Katie Cottle

Omar, the Bees and Me is a charming picture book explaining the incredible importance of bees. Combining interesting facts with a story of friendship and community, this book will encourage young readers to join in with the Maisie & Omar's Year One class and their exploration of bees. Maisie and Omar discover that in order… Continue reading Omar, The Bees and Me by Helen Mortimer & illustrated by Katie Cottle

Activity Books, Book Review, Non-fiction Books

2021 Nature Month-By-Month: A Children’s Almanac by Anna Wilson & Elly Jahnz

2021 is a new year with new adventures to discover. 2021 Nature Month-By-Month: A Children’s Almanac is a fantastic resource bursting with ideas for families from The National Trust. As a winter of restrictions continues, many families are looking for new ideas for child-friendly activities. This book is the answer providing numerous fun and interesting… Continue reading 2021 Nature Month-By-Month: A Children’s Almanac by Anna Wilson & Elly Jahnz