Book Review, Picture Books

Never Mess with a Pirate Princess by Holly Ryan & illustrated by Sian Roberts

Never mess with Prudence the Pirate Princess and definitely don’t steal her teddy bear! She loves Little Ted, her royal bear, and will do anything to protect him. When a band of dastardly pirates who love to steal teddies make off with it, she is determined to get him back. Sir Frank, a gallant knight,… Continue reading Never Mess with a Pirate Princess by Holly Ryan & illustrated by Sian Roberts

Book Review, Picture Books

Dear Earth by Isabel Otter & illustrated by Clara Anganuzzi

Dear Earth is a beautiful book about a planet full of incredible wonders. This planet is also so, so fragile and needs our love and care. Humans have hurt the Earth but they can heal it too. Tessa’s grandpa tells her about his adventures. She wants to be an explorer just like him and decides… Continue reading Dear Earth by Isabel Otter & illustrated by Clara Anganuzzi

Book Review, Picture Books

One Little Bird by Sheryl Webster & illustrated by Helen Shoesmith

Rosa is just one little bird. Her tree is being cut down leaving her homeless. What does it matter? She’s just one little bird. Actually, it matters a lot! Rosa rallies the other animals encouraging them to stand up to the people who are taking their homes. If humans are going to take the animals’… Continue reading One Little Bird by Sheryl Webster & illustrated by Helen Shoesmith

Book Review, Picture Books

Out of Nowhere by Chris Naylor-Ballesteros

Out of Nowhere is the charming story of two friends – a beetle and a caterpillar. Gorgeous black and white illustrations with simple red accents depict a tale of kindness, acceptance and true friendship. Readers see beetle and caterpillar sharing a picnic on  a big rock and watching the moon. They love to be together.… Continue reading Out of Nowhere by Chris Naylor-Ballesteros

Book Review, Picture Books

Just Like You by Jo Loring-Fisher

Just Like You is an incredibly beautiful picture book that builds empathy in its readers and celebrates the features we all share. It is narrated by an ordinary little girl who is just like all children everywhere. She is exploring her identity. I can just imagine her playing “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes” with so… Continue reading Just Like You by Jo Loring-Fisher

Book Review, Picture Books

Stories of Acceptance from Owlet Press

Marney’s Mix-Up by Jane Rushmore & illustrated by Sally Darby It’s autumn and the squirrels are busy collecting nuts and acorns to store for winter. It’s Marney the grey squirrel’s first year gathering his own food and it’s trickier than he expected. While he’s out on his own, he spots a frightening monster in the… Continue reading Stories of Acceptance from Owlet Press

Blog Tour, Book Review, Picture Books

Can Bears Ski? by Raymond Antrobus & illustrated by Polly Dunbar

Can Bears Ski? is a charming and powerful picture book that follows Boy Bear on a journey of discovery. Growing up always bring challenges and changes. For Boy Bear, this means learning about being hard of hearing and how to cope with all of the things that will help him to better understand the world… Continue reading Can Bears Ski? by Raymond Antrobus & illustrated by Polly Dunbar

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

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I Talk Like a River by Jordan Scott & Sydney Smith

I Talk Like a River by Canadians Jordan Scott and Sydney Smith is a powerful picture book told through the thoughts of a young boy who stutters. He is surrounded by sounds. When he wakes up in the morning, the sounds of the words that are all around him become stuck in his mouth stopping… Continue reading I Talk Like a River by Jordan Scott & Sydney Smith

Book Review, Picture Books

I’m Sorry by Barry Timms & Sean Julian

Scribble the squirrel and Swoop the owl are the best of friends. They enjoy spending time together so much that they decide to find a home they can share. Everything’s going well until they both want to use the spacious veranda for their own hobbies – Scribble for writing plays and Swoop for making and… Continue reading I’m Sorry by Barry Timms & Sean Julian