Book Review, Picture Books

A Thing Called Snow by Yuval Zommer

A Thing Called Snow is a gorgeous picture book from Yuval Zommer celebrating the change of seasons in the far north and the beautiful magic of snow. Hare and Fox are the best of friends. When the clever Tern tells them about a mysterious thing called snow just before setting off on his autumn migration,… Continue reading A Thing Called Snow by Yuval Zommer

Book Review, Picture Books

Along Came a Fox by Georgiana Deutsch & illustrated by Cally Johnson-Isaacs

It was just the right sort of night for adventure and, in this wonderful picture book, Bramble the fox does just that. He is on the search for fireflies. Wandering through the shadowy forest, he insists that foxes don’t get scared until he spots his reflection in the lake and mistakes it for another fox.… Continue reading Along Came a Fox by Georgiana Deutsch & illustrated by Cally Johnson-Isaacs

Book Review, Picture Books

Where the Poppies Now Grow: First World War series by Hilary Robinson & Martin Impey

This series of award-winning, intensely powerful picture books highlight key moments and individuals of the First World War. Using story told in verse and rhyming poems that build up line-by-line, page-by-page, there is strength in every word that communicates such important details of war, peace and the legacy that remains. Following the story of Ray,… Continue reading Where the Poppies Now Grow: First World War series by Hilary Robinson & Martin Impey

Book Review, Picture Books

Christmas Picture Books from Little Tiger Press

One of our favourite Christmas traditions is getting out the box of very special Christmas books we’ve collected over the years. Each one holds wonderful memories and is cherished every year. We’re always on the look out for new books to add to our collection. Little Tiger has a selection of fun and festive stories… Continue reading Christmas Picture Books from Little Tiger Press

Book Review, Picture Books

The Tree That’s Meant to Be by Yuval Zommer

Love, support, acceptance and kindness are what make people shine brightly. The same is true for the lovely little fir tree in the gorgeous book. At first, the tree is devastated when it isn’t chosen to become a Christmas tree. Left in the clearing, all alone, it longs to feel needed and loved. The animals… Continue reading The Tree That’s Meant to Be by Yuval Zommer

Book Review, Picture Books

Jeremy Worried About the Wind by Pamela Butchart & illustrated by Kate Hindley

With a bright, eye-catching cover, Jeremy Worried About the Wind is just the kind of picture book children want to pick up and explore. Perfect for any child who has ever felt a little worried, this book reassuringly addresses those concerns through a funny, slightly silly story. Jeremy is a worrier. He worries about everything… Continue reading Jeremy Worried About the Wind by Pamela Butchart & illustrated by Kate Hindley

Book Review, Picture Books

A Dancer’s Dream by Katherine Woodfine & illustrated by Lizzy Stewart

It’s Christmas and what could be better than the beautiful Nutcracker ballet? This gorgeous picture book is set at the Imperial Ballet School in St. Petersburg the very first year the classic ballet was performed. All the girls are vying for the role of Clara. When Stana is chosen, she can’t believe it! Mr. Tchaikovsky’s… Continue reading A Dancer’s Dream by Katherine Woodfine & illustrated by Lizzy Stewart

Book Review, Picture Books

Noah and the Starbird by Barry Timms & illustrated by Faye Hsu

Noah and the Starbird is a charming story encouraging children to be brave and reassuring them that sometimes grown-ups go away but they will come back again. Noah’s daddy is in the hospital so he has to go to stay with his grandma. While he’s there, his grandma introduces him to a very special lamp… Continue reading Noah and the Starbird by Barry Timms & illustrated by Faye Hsu

Book Review, Picture Books

Afraid of the Dark by Sarah Shaffi and Isabel Otter & illustrated by Lucy Farfort

Afraid of the Dark is a story with which so many children can identify. Amy is moving to a new house. She’s worried and unsure about this new start. No matter what, it just doesn’t feel like home. Her new room is strange and scary. There are unusual sounds and monsters in the dark. During… Continue reading Afraid of the Dark by Sarah Shaffi and Isabel Otter & illustrated by Lucy Farfort

Book Review, Non-fiction Books, Picture Books

Moon by Patricia Hegarty & illustrated by Britta Teckentrup

Britta Teckentrup’s beautiful and unique illustration style is showcased in this lovely board book edition of Moon: night-time around the world. Perfect for little hands, this non-fiction book plays with sounds through rhyme and alliteration to share the cycle of the moon in the night sky. Using cut-outs, the moon grows larger on each page… Continue reading Moon by Patricia Hegarty & illustrated by Britta Teckentrup