Book Review, Chapter Book (7-9), Middle Grade Fiction

Brilliant Books from Barrington Stoke – September 2021

Books from Barrington Stoke are so often my go-to recommendations for teachers and parents. First and foremost, they are fantastically engaging stories from some of the best, current authors in the UK. The quality of the writing is incredible and children are soon carried away in the adventures. What makes Barrington Stoke books really special… Continue reading Brilliant Books from Barrington Stoke – September 2021

Book Review, Picture Books

Rock and Roll by Hazel Terry

Rock and Roll is a unique picture book that children will treasure. Celebrating the beauty of the world, it shows the value of a lifelong friendship and how elements of life are so intricately connected. Two boulders stand strong year in and year out. Over time, the seasons change, and eventually, people come. They leave… Continue reading Rock and Roll by Hazel Terry

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, Picture Books

Scaredy Bat by Jonathan Meres & Anders Frang ~ Blog Tour

When my children were little, there were certain bedtime stories they would ask for again and again. If Scaredy Bat had been around ten years ago, it definitely would have been one of them. This charming story has everything a little audience wants: loveable characters, a feeling of injustice, a brave little hero and a… Continue reading Scaredy Bat by Jonathan Meres & Anders Frang ~ Blog Tour

Book Review, Picture Books

Together by Jane Chapman

Together is a beautiful picture book that teaches young readers that sadness doesn’t have to last – there is comfort in friendship and community. Being together is always better than being alone. This story follows a little gorilla alone in the jungle. Something big and scary comes along. It seems frightening but it’s actually a… Continue reading Together by Jane Chapman

Book Review, Picture Books

Sarah the Spectacular Squirrel by Rory Ffoulkes & Irene Silvino

Sarah the Spectacular Squirrel has a dazzling talent for collecting nuts. But… Sarah’s a bit of a show-off. And she’s greedy. And she doesn’t like to share. So, who can stop Sarah from taking all the nuts in the forest and leaving the other woodland creatures hungry?! Sarah the Spectacular Squirrel is an absolutely gorgeous… Continue reading Sarah the Spectacular Squirrel by Rory Ffoulkes & Irene Silvino

Book Review, Picture Books

Jazz Dog: Follow the Music of Your Heart by Marie Voigt

Jazz Dog is a new twist on the classic battle of dogs vs cats with a whole lot of heart! This charming little dog doesn’t like rock music like the other dogs do. Instead, he loves jazz. He doesn’t fit in and just doesn’t feel right until he discovers cat music. Suddenly, everything makes sense… Continue reading Jazz Dog: Follow the Music of Your Heart by Marie Voigt

Book Review, Picture Books

Fun Picture Books from Tiny Owl

Gloria’s Porridge by Elizabeth Laird & Toby Newsome Gloria’s Porridge is a fun, action-packed story based on an Ethiopian folktale. Gloria is making porridge but she is so greedy that she doesn’t want to share it with anyone, even her cat. When she runs out to collect some water, cat grabs his chance and gobbles… Continue reading Fun Picture Books from Tiny Owl

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, Middle Grade Fiction

Wolfstongue by Sam Thompson & illustrated by Anna Tromop

Wolfstongue is a story of connection – connection to the earth, to animals, to yourself. Silas likes being by himself. A stammer and the bullies who torment him force him to keep to himself, to keep quiet and face the world alone. But when he finds an injured wolf on the cycle path, he becomes… Continue reading Wolfstongue by Sam Thompson & illustrated by Anna Tromop