Book Review, Non-fiction Books

Great Britons by Imogen Russell Williams & Sara Mulvanny

Great Britons is a fabulous non-fiction book about British people who have really made their mark on the world. Each double page spread is overflowing with information. The text is engaging with lots of detail. There is plenty to challenge readers in Years 5/6 while children in Lower Key Stage Two would be able to… Continue reading Great Britons by Imogen Russell Williams & Sara Mulvanny

Book Review, Non-fiction Books

We All Celebrate by Chitra Soundar & Jenny Bloomfield

We All Celebrate is a wonderful collection of cultural and religious traditions celebrated throughout the year. Starting in the new year with my own country's Polar Bear Plunge (Canada), it takes readers on a journey around the world with explanations of the diversity that makes life so special. Brightly coloured carnivals and festivals, feasts and… Continue reading We All Celebrate by Chitra Soundar & Jenny Bloomfield

Book Review, Non-fiction Books

It’s Up to Us: A Children’s Terra Carta for Nature, People & Planet by Christopher Lloyd

It's Up to Us: A Children's Terra Carta for Nature, People & Planet is a gorgeous collection of illustrations from 33 award-winning artists. Each page is bright, full of detail and uniquely powerful. Lyrical descriptions of the key elements of our world and our human connection to them lead readers towards a "Terra Carta" -… Continue reading It’s Up to Us: A Children’s Terra Carta for Nature, People & Planet by Christopher Lloyd

Book Review, Non-fiction Books

The Magical Unicorn Society: Unicorns, Myths and Monsters by Anne Marie Ryan, Olga Baumert & Kristina Kister

I’m always captivated by anything to do with folklore so this book caught my attention right away. A collection of eight stories, it introduces readers to the mythical creatures that exist alongside unicorns. With incredible artwork reflecting the majesty of these creatures, young readers will devour each engaging chapter. With a myth file, diagram and… Continue reading The Magical Unicorn Society: Unicorns, Myths and Monsters by Anne Marie Ryan, Olga Baumert & Kristina Kister

Book Review, Non-fiction Books, Picture Books

Polly Bee Makes Honey by Deborah Chancellor & Julia Groves

Polly Bee Makes Honey is the second in a collection of four titles showing children where their food comes from. A young girl follows some bees as they work together step by step to create honey. Each page has large, clear illustrations with a few sentences explaining exactly what is happening. There is even more… Continue reading Polly Bee Makes Honey by Deborah Chancellor & Julia Groves

Book Review, Non-fiction Books

Britannica Big Book of Why by Sally Symes, Stephanie Drimmer & Kate Slater

Children love to find out why. Why do elephants have trunks? Why does jelly wobble? Why does it rain? Britannica First Big Book of Why answers all of these questions and many, many more with bold print, clear explanations and bright illustrations. Written with younger readers in mind, this engaging book is sure to be… Continue reading Britannica Big Book of Why by Sally Symes, Stephanie Drimmer & Kate Slater

Book Review, Non-fiction Books

As Large as Life by Jonny Marx & Sandhya Prabhat

As Large As Life is one of those books that calls to readers, tempting them to open the cover and explore inside. The animal illustrations are gorgeous – appealing, sometimes slightly scary, and absolutely majestic. They draw the eye around the page until it settles on a favourite, ready to find out more. I love… Continue reading As Large as Life by Jonny Marx & Sandhya Prabhat

Book Review, Non-fiction Books, Young Adult

Welcome to Consent by Yumi Stynes & Dr Melissa Kang

What is “Consent” and why is it so important that everyone understands what it means? This book is the ultimate guide to this essential concept – ensuring that readers make important decisions about what they are and are not ok with and how to communicate this to others. Going beyond “Yes means yes” and “No… Continue reading Welcome to Consent by Yumi Stynes & Dr Melissa Kang

Book Review, Non-fiction Books

I Saw a Beautiful Woodpecker: The Diary of a Young Boy at the Outbreak of World War II by Michal Skibinski & illustrated by Ala Bankroft

Beautiful paintings and the simple sentences of a child combine to create a unique perspective on the outbreak of the Second World War in Poland. Asked to keep a journal by his teacher, eight-year-old Michael reflects on the highlights of his days. Walks in the woods, a ride in a car, planes overhead, the start… Continue reading I Saw a Beautiful Woodpecker: The Diary of a Young Boy at the Outbreak of World War II by Michal Skibinski & illustrated by Ala Bankroft

Blog Tour, Book Review, Guest Post, Non-fiction Books

Earth is Big: A Book of Comparisons by Steve Tomecek & Marcos Farina ~ Blog Tour

Earth is Big is a fantastic non-fiction book of extremes for children to explore with friends. It's sure to prompt lots of discussion about all of the amazing facts about our Earth. With bite-sized facts, it's a book to dip into again and again. My favourite is the Earth is Jagged page with incredible mountains,… Continue reading Earth is Big: A Book of Comparisons by Steve Tomecek & Marcos Farina ~ Blog Tour