The Girl Who Stole the Stars became an instant hit in my Reception classroom so I was thrilled to learn that Corrina Campbell had penned a perfect companion; The Boy Who Rescued a Rainbow. What does it mean to be strong, brave and fearless? When a little boy finds a broken rainbow lying on theContinue reading “The Boy Who Rescued a Rainbow by Corrina Campbell, Published by Little Door Books”
Category Archives: 5-8 years
Slug Love by Cath Jones, illustrated by Craig Shuttlewood. Published by Maverick Books
Slug would LOVE to be the gardener’s best friend, but how can he win her love? Will chomping heart-shaped holes in her favourite plants send the right message, or will he end up in the Bucket of Doom? A tale of an optimistic slug in pursuit of an unlikely friendship. Today I welcome author Cath Jones toContinue reading “Slug Love by Cath Jones, illustrated by Craig Shuttlewood. Published by Maverick Books”
Happy Sad by Pippa Goodhart, illustrated by Augusta Kirkwood – published by Little Door Books
Can you be happy and sad at the same time? Fans of Bog Baby will love this absolutely gorgeous picture book, which explores the themes of friendship, love and letting go. I’m sure adults and children alike will identify with the bittersweet feeling of being ‘Happy Sad.‘ Pippa Goodhart’s soothing story flows like gentle wavesContinue reading “Happy Sad by Pippa Goodhart, illustrated by Augusta Kirkwood – published by Little Door Books”
Uncle Pete and The Forest of Lost Things by David C. Flanagan, Illustrated by Will Hughes.
Planes, parachutes, Polar Bears and a gigantic pair of pants! Fasten your seatbelts for a fabulous adventure into a rather fantastic forest. An energetic Early Chapter series perfect for children 5-8 years. Our favourite explorers Uncle Pete and Tiny Mouse, aka TM are back and heading out on a brand new quest full of silliness,Continue reading “Uncle Pete and The Forest of Lost Things by David C. Flanagan, Illustrated by Will Hughes.”
Thank You for the Little Things by Caryl Hart, Illustrated by Emily Hamilton.
Whenever I am feeling sad Or life feels hard or wrong or bad, I focus for a little while On LITTLE THINGS that make me smile… With war raging in Ukraine and a pandemic bubbling away in the background, the world feels a frightening and overwhelming place. With rising fuel and energy costs, families areContinue reading “Thank You for the Little Things by Caryl Hart, Illustrated by Emily Hamilton.”
Alex Falase-Koya Illustrated by Paula Bowles Suit Up. Step Up. It’s time to become a hero! There’s a new superhero in town and he’s swooping onto a bookshelf near you! Marvin is an ordinary boy who loves spending time with Grandpa and reading comics with his best friend Joe. But everything changes when he discoversContinue reading “Marv”
Kitty & the Starlight Song
Written by Paula Harrison & Illustrated by Jenny Løvlie Girl by day. Cat by night. Ready for adventure. We are super excited to be joining the blog tour for the eighth book in the fur-midable Kitty series Kitty and the Starlight Song. Now if you haven’t yet met junior superhero Kitty and her cat crew,Continue reading “Kitty & the Starlight Song”
Jonathan Meres Illustrated by Anders Frang Swooping onto bookshelves this very day is the story of a super-sweet little bat and his struggle to conquer his fear of the light. Teased by his two older siblings, he finds the to courage to leave the hollow, venturing out into the Dark, Dark Wood and proving toContinue reading “Scaredy Bat”
What’s in your Heart Today?
Written by Louise Bladen Illustrated by Angela Perrini Listen to your heart, what does it say? Are there secret cares dancing a twirly ballet? Are they warm and kind like a big happy bubble…or heavy and sad and in need of a cuddle? This lovely book is a wonderful window into our hearts and minds.Continue reading “What’s in your Heart Today?”
Uncle Pete & the Boy Who Couldn’t Sleep
David C. Flannaghan Illustrated by Will Hughes I had the pleasure of reviewing picture books for fantastic indie publisher Little Door books in 2020, so when it was announced that they were releasing their first early-reader chapter book, I was absolutely thrilled to be invited to be a part of the blog tour. Aimed atContinue reading “Uncle Pete & the Boy Who Couldn’t Sleep”