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, Non-fiction Books

Secrets and Spies: The Underground World of Espionage by Anita Ganeri & Luke Brookes

Children (and adults) are fascinated by the world of espionage. Going all the way back to ancient civilisations, people have found ways to go undercover and find out just what their enemies are up to. This book covers it all, revealing the secrets of spies throughout history. Do you have what it takes to be… Continue reading Secrets and Spies: The Underground World of Espionage by Anita Ganeri & Luke Brookes

Book Review, Guest Post, Non-fiction Books

Ireland: The People, The Places, The Stories by Rachel Pierce ~ Guest Post

I'm thrilled to welcome Rachel Pierce to Scope for Imagination with a fascinating guest post. Her new book is bursting with intriguing information about this wonderful country and culture. The Hidden History of Ireland by Rachel Pierce, author of Ireland: The People, The Places, The Stories Ireland is an island of stories. They are woven… Continue reading Ireland: The People, The Places, The Stories by Rachel Pierce ~ Guest Post

Book Review, Non-fiction Books, Picture Books

September Picture Books from Little Tiger

Home: Where our Story Begins by Patricia Hegarty & Britta Teckentrup Britta Teckentrup has to be one of my favourite picture book illustrators. She depicts nature in such a soft, gentle manner that really brings the animals to life in their habitats. The creatures are absolutely adorable yet still natural rather than artificial and animated.… Continue reading September Picture Books from Little Tiger

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

Blog Tour, Book Review, Non-fiction Books

Listified: Britannica’s 300 lists that will blow your mind ~ Blog Tour

I'm so excited to welcome Listified author, Andrew Pettie, to Scope for Imagination with a special guest post: I’ve already received some very positive feedback about Listified! from teachers, librarians and other educators – including my daughter May’s teacher who was kind enough to say that Listified! should be included on the national curriculum! So with all those list-loving… Continue reading Listified: Britannica’s 300 lists that will blow your mind ~ Blog Tour

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, Non-fiction Books

Good News: Why the World is Not as Bad as You Think by Rashmi Sirdeshpande

Good News challenges readers to change the way they think about the world. Everyday, we are bombarded with so much bad news. Sometimes it is a struggle to find even one piece of positive, good news in everything that is out there. We live in a time of information overload where we have to differentiate… Continue reading Good News: Why the World is Not as Bad as You Think by Rashmi Sirdeshpande

Book Review, Non-fiction Books

God Cares series by Debbie Duncan

We were so happy to receive three new books from the brilliant God Cares series by Debbie Duncan. Through these appealing and engaging books, children of a range of ages and reading abilities are able to think and pray through tough questions. When I Don't Give Up: Jesus and Zacchaeus is an illustrated reader aimed… Continue reading God Cares series by Debbie Duncan

Book Review, Non-fiction Books

Rampaging Rugby by Robin Bennett & illustrated by Matt Cherry ~ Tom, age 11

We were so excited to receive this brilliant rugby guide from Firefly Press. My 11 year-old son, Tom, isn’t a big football fan – he much prefers rugby - so this is just the book for him. Here are his top ten reasons why this is a great book! 1. Easy to understand – The… Continue reading Rampaging Rugby by Robin Bennett & illustrated by Matt Cherry ~ Tom, age 11