Scaredy Bat

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”

Pinkie & Boo

Chae Strathie Illustrated by Francis Martin A fabulously funny story about a feisty little girl, her toy monkey and the mischievous adventures they get up to. There’s chaos, mess and whole load of love to look forward to. Pinkie loves being the smallest in her family, but the arrival of a baby means everything isContinue reading “Pinkie & Boo”

Why?

A Sciencey, Rhymey Guide to Rainbows Written by Billy Dunne & Illustrated by Rhys Jefferys Published by Maverick Books – 28th October 2020 A daddy and daughter duo delve into the science behind how Rainbows are made in this delightful book of discovery. Every parent, carer and grandparent can identify with the relentless deluge ofContinue reading “Why?”

What We’ll Build

Plans For Our Together Future Oliver Jeffers Harper Collins Children’s – 6th October 2020 ‘What shall we build, you and I?’ Just when you think Oliver Jeffers’ work can’t get any better, he releases yet another stunner. Every bit as wonderful as his other books ‘What We’ll Build’ is the story of parenthood; the hopesContinue reading “What We’ll Build”

The World Made a Rainbow

Written by Michelle Robinson & Illustrated by Emily Hamilton Published by Bloomsbury – 17th September 2020 “All of the world had to stay home today. I wished that it didn’t I wanted to play.” Rainbows have represented a universal symbol of hope during the global pandemic and making a rainbow and displaying it in theirContinue reading “The World Made a Rainbow”

Santa Jaws

Mark Sperring & Sophie Corrigan Bloomsbury – 15th October 2020 “Deep beneath the deep blue sea, it’s almost Christmas Eve and a Sneaky Shark named Shelly has something festive up her sleeve!” Santa Jaws is a fantastic fishy tale full of festive fun! It’s Christmas in Coral Town and Shelly the Shark sneaks off toContinue reading “Santa Jaws”

Rain Before Rainbows

Written by Smriti Halls & Illustrated by David Lichfield Walker Books & Save the Children Hardcover available 1st October Rainbows have become a universal symbol of hope throughout these strange and frightening times and the stunningly beautiful illustrations and tremendously encouraging messages in this book truly moved me. I had goosebumps and a lump formedContinue reading “Rain Before Rainbows”

Snooze: Helpful Tips For Sleepy Owls

Written & Illustrated by Eilidh Muldoon Published by Little Door Books – 14th August 2020 Feeling tired after a busy day? But you can’t sleep? Then Snooze is the perfect book for you! It will explain how to get the best sleep ever. ‘Snooze’ is the delightful tale of a poor little owl who justContinue reading “Snooze: Helpful Tips For Sleepy Owls”

The Book of Selkie: A Paper Doll Book

By Briana Corr Scott Nimbus Publishing – June 2020 This is beautifully illustrated, lyrical book explores the mythical world of a selkie. I haven’t seen a paper doll book for years, so it was wonderful to see this concept being used again. I remember having a couple of paper doll books as a child andContinue reading “The Book of Selkie: A Paper Doll Book”

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