Book Review, Picture Books

The Neighbourhood Surprise by Sarah van Dongen

The Neighbourhood Surprise is a lovely story of community, diversity, acceptance and love. Mrs Fig is moving to a retirement home. Koya and her friends, Hassan and Alex, love to spend time with her and are really going to miss her when she leaves. They decide to plan a leaving party to celebrate her and… Continue reading The Neighbourhood Surprise by Sarah van Dongen

Book Review, Picture Books

The Mystery of the Golden Pyramid – A Lift the Flap Adventure by Adela Norean & Aaron Cushley

The Mystery of the Golden Pyramid cleverly mixes an exciting fiction story with fascinating non-fiction facts! When Sophie moves to her new house, she meets an unusual talking dog named Ari. He gives her the first piece of a puzzle only she can solve. It’s an amulet belonging to an Egyptian king. Sophie’s quest is… Continue reading The Mystery of the Golden Pyramid – A Lift the Flap Adventure by Adela Norean & Aaron Cushley

Book Review, Picture Books

Just Being Ted by Lisa Sheehan

Just Being Ted is the charming story of an incredibly creative dragon who desperately wants some friends. When he tries to play with the other animals in the forest, no one wants to spend time with him. They just make assumptions about dragons and think he’s going to eat them. Ted is lonely and losing… Continue reading Just Being Ted by Lisa Sheehan

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Whole School Picture Book Ideas for World Book Day 2021

I’m pleased to have been asked by True Education Partnerships to write an article about picture books that can be shared with the whole school on World Book Day (or any day). There are so many wonderful stories to choose from. I've selected four books that build empathy, inspire, and bring people together. Please visit… Continue reading Whole School Picture Book Ideas for World Book Day 2021