Blog Tour, Book Review, Non-fiction Books

Return to FACTopia by Kate Hale & Andy Smith ~ Blog Tour

My children and I were thrilled to find out not only is FACTopia back with a second book packed full of amazing facts BUT it is the second in an 8 book series! We loved the first FACTopia book - it absolutely captured my 11-year-old twins imaginations and allowed them to share a book with… Continue reading Return to FACTopia by Kate Hale & Andy Smith ~ Blog Tour

Book Review, Non-fiction Books

Magnificent Non-Fiction

World Book Day is for non-fiction too! I'll always remember the year my son dressed up as an astronaut and took his favourite space book into Year One to share. Here is a collection of some brilliant non-fiction that should find a place in every school library: How to Make a Book by Becky Davies… Continue reading Magnificent Non-Fiction

Book Review, Non-fiction Books

How it Works: The Body by Amelia Hepworth & David Semple

How it Works: The Body from the wonderful team at Little Tiger is a great book for introducing little readers to the human body. A sturdy board book, the cut out pages show what's inside layer by layer. Key vocabulary is emphasised on labelled diagrams while clear yet suitably detailed text explains the most important… Continue reading How it Works: The Body by Amelia Hepworth & David Semple

Book Review, Non-fiction Books

Secrets and Spies: The Underground World of Espionage by Anita Ganeri & Luke Brookes

Children (and adults) are fascinated by the world of espionage. Going all the way back to ancient civilisations, people have found ways to go undercover and find out just what their enemies are up to. This book covers it all, revealing the secrets of spies throughout history. Do you have what it takes to be… Continue reading Secrets and Spies: The Underground World of Espionage by Anita Ganeri & Luke Brookes

Blog Tour, Book Review, Non-fiction Books

Factopia!: Follow the Trail of 400 Facts by Kate Hale & illustrated by Andy Smith ~ Blog Tour

Follow the trail of facts and create your own story in the dazzling world of FACTopia! After learning that the horned dung beetle is the world’s strongest insect and can pull more than 1.141 times its own body weight, we take a diversion and head to pg. 40 to find out ‘Who’s creepy-crawly?’ …. …… Continue reading Factopia!: Follow the Trail of 400 Facts by Kate Hale & illustrated by Andy Smith ~ Blog Tour

Book Review, Non-fiction Books

The Good Germ Hotel: Meet Your Body’s Marvelous Microbes by Kim Sung-hwa & Kwon Su-jin and illustrated by Kin Ryung-eon

The Good Germ Hotel is a light-hearted look at the tiny organisms that live inside our bodies told from the point of view of one of the marvellous microbes themselves. Narrating the journey of what we eat from the moment we put it in our mouths to when it comes out the other end, the… Continue reading The Good Germ Hotel: Meet Your Body’s Marvelous Microbes by Kim Sung-hwa & Kwon Su-jin and illustrated by Kin Ryung-eon

Book Review, Non-fiction Books

Looking Up: An Illustrated Guide to Telescopes by Jacob Kramer & illustrated by Stephanie Scholz

Looking Up is an absolutely wonderful non-fiction book about the history and science of telescopes. It is packed full of information showing readers how people have learned to use light to magnify things around them. From other objects on earth to the moon to far off planets, telescopes bring the unknown closer. For hundreds of… Continue reading Looking Up: An Illustrated Guide to Telescopes by Jacob Kramer & illustrated by Stephanie Scholz

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