The London Eye Mystery

I've been making the most of my local library lately - discovering books that I've missed and picking up ones that have been languishing on my wish list for far too long. One of the joys I've discovered is The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd. As a quick side note - if you haven't... Continue Reading →

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Beautiful Birds

Designed as part alphabet book and part introduction to the world's most beautiful birds, this book is a thing of beauty. The text is pure poetry and the artwork is delicious! My photographs can't do Emmanuelle Walker's illustrations justice. The vivid orange/pink colour from the cover (think bright pink highlighter pen) is included throughout, highlighting... Continue Reading →

The Great Big Green Book

We have a responsibility to teach our children about conservation issues and to do so in a way that inspires them to make a difference. The Big Green Book is a hugely positive book that highlights where we have been going wrong but clearly points the next generation to a brighter greener future. This book... Continue Reading →

The Trail Game by Herve Tullet

Herve Tullet is the master of interactive art books. This one is a particular favourite here. Place your finger on 'start' then follow the trail. Turn the pages to match the shapes and find your way through the split pages of this beautifully designed book.   Part maze part art book, the split pages and... Continue Reading →

How to Fly with Broken Wings

This is a stunner from Jane Elson. Her debut, A Room Full of Chocolate, was well received and I think this one is even better. Twelve-year-old Willem has Aspergers Syndrome and two main aims in life: to fly and to make at least two friends of his own age. But all the other boys from... Continue Reading →

World Book Day celebrations

So now that exciting announcement is off my chest and I've done a little happy dance, let's get down to World Book Day business. World BookDay isn't all about dressing up as your favourite book character, or for us parents, desperately trying to cope with a last minute costume change. It is about celebrating books... Continue Reading →

WBD and An Announcement!

HAPPY WORLD BOOK DAY!!! I am celebrating in lots of different ways today. But first... A little announcement I have been hugging hold of for a while.... *small drumroll* I am going to be reviewing children's books for Chicken Newspaper! A fantastic newspaper for young citizens. I am so excited about this project because there... Continue Reading →

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