Herstory: 50 women and girls who shook the world

Herstory - 50 women and girls who shook the world by Katherine Halligan and Sarah Walsh (Nosy Crow) is an absolute must have. This book is perfect. Beautiful illustrations, engaging text and a wonderful selection of women to inspire children. I particularly like the layout of the book. Split into five sections - Believe and... Continue Reading →

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Running on Empty

This is a very special book. Full of heart and honesty it perfectly expresses a child's view of an unfair world. AJ's parents have learning difficulties and his grandfather, who used to keep everything going, has died, leaving it up to AJ to be responsible. He is a young carer with the weight of adult... Continue Reading →

Wild World by Wide Eyed Editions

I've been quiet on the blog front for a while now, concentrating on website reviews - GoodReads, Toppsta, Hive and the like - but there have been some real stunners through the letterbox recently that I want to shout about. First up is a book that has had me poring over its pages. Wide Eyed... Continue Reading →

We Travel So Far

We Travel So Far by Laura Knowles & Chris Madden. (Words & Pictures) ‘From the epic migration of the huge humpback whale to the unbelievable determination of the tiny hummingbird, come on a trip around the world and learn the story of each animal's migration and the reasons why they travel so very far.’ This... Continue Reading →

A Change is Gonna Come

This book is a stunner! Twelve fresh, fun and beautifully written YA short stories by new and established BAME authors, written around the subject of change.  I forgot how much I love short stories. The immediacy, the focus, the variety. I first fell in love with short stories reading Jon McGregor and then Lucy Wood's... Continue Reading →

Perfectly Norman by Tom Percival

I love a book that celebrates individuality and finding, and loving, what makes you unique. Perfectly Norman by Tom Percival (Bloomsbury) does just that. 'Norman had always been perfectly normal. That was until the day he grew a pair of wings! Norman is very surprised to have wings suddenly - and he has the most... Continue Reading →

Girls can drive fire engines too!

Erm... you guys... have you seen this gender-stereotype defying gem? Here We Go! by Petite Boutique is a fab new lift-the-flap board book with a fun format. Each page has a giant tab in the shape of the wheel of the vehicle from the corresponding page, perfect for little fingers and hands. There's lots of... Continue Reading →

Creative Fun with the Natural History Museum

There's something immensely satisfying about stickers. Peeling them off, lining them up, smoothing them down. They're just great fun. And they appeal to the stationery geek in me. Frances Lincoln Children's Books have served my sticker-fetish well through their collaboration with the Natural History Museum. They have created two new series of creative and educational books... Continue Reading →

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