Book Review, Non-fiction Books, Picture Books

The Snowman and the Sun by Susan Taghdis & illustrated by Ali Mafakheri

Where does a snowman go when it melts? This charming description of evaporation and the water cycle helps children to understand, step by step, what happens to water when the temperature changes. Following the journey of a friendly snowman (and his cat friend), young readers will understand the basics of these scientific concepts through straightforward… Continue reading The Snowman and the Sun by Susan Taghdis & illustrated by Ali Mafakheri

Book Review, Non-fiction Books

A Day in the Life of a Poo, a Gnu and You by Mike Barfield & illustrated by Jess Bradley

A Day in the Life of a Poo, a Gnu and You really is a laugh-out-loud guide to life on Earth! This accessible and engaging non-fiction book draws readers in from the very first page. With brilliant illustrations and suitably gross content (nits, wart and pimples to name a few), readers will want to pick… Continue reading A Day in the Life of a Poo, a Gnu and You by Mike Barfield & illustrated by Jess Bradley

Book Review, Non-fiction Books

Fox: A Circle of Life Story by Isabel Thomas & illustrated by Daniel Egneus

Even in winter, there is life in the forest. Fox: A Circle of Life Story by Isabel Thomas and illustrated by Daniel Egneus is a gentle yet honest introduction to death and the circle of life in the forest. Mother Fox moves through the woods with silence and strength. The predator/prey relationship is obvious and… Continue reading Fox: A Circle of Life Story by Isabel Thomas & illustrated by Daniel Egneus

Book Review, Non-fiction Books

Blue Planet: Life in our Oceans and Rivers by Moira Butterfield & illustrated by Jonathan Woodward

This book feels special. With a deep blue, textured hard cover, it is a beautiful non-fiction book for exploring the importance of water with children. It would be best suited to Key Stage 1 and Lower Key Stage 2 (Years 1-4). It is full of essential information about the water cycle, seas/oceans/lakes/rivers, ecosystems in and… Continue reading Blue Planet: Life in our Oceans and Rivers by Moira Butterfield & illustrated by Jonathan Woodward

Book Review, Non-fiction Books

Let’s Explore Animal Homes by Little Tiger Press & illustrated by Lara Paulussen

Let’s Explore Animal Homes is a gorgeous non-fiction pop-up book for young children. With rhyme in the main text and interesting fact boxes, it is full of information including different types of homes, adaptations and what the animals do inside their homes. Perfect for EYFS/KS1 Science topics about Habitats and Homes, it looks at a… Continue reading Let’s Explore Animal Homes by Little Tiger Press & illustrated by Lara Paulussen

Book Review, Non-fiction Books

Sounds of the Skies by Moira Butterfield & illustrated by Jonathan Woodward

Sounds of the Skies is a beautiful hardcover non-fiction book with realistic sound effects. Fascinating descriptions and challenging vocabulary make this guide to birds and other wildlife in a wide range of ecosystems around the world a useful addition to every home or classroom bookshelf. Children will thoroughly enjoy investigating this book either on their… Continue reading Sounds of the Skies by Moira Butterfield & illustrated by Jonathan Woodward