Behind the scenes of Happy, Sad, Feeling Glad – with giveaway

I am thrilled to have a guest post from award winning illustrator Yasmeen Ismail as part of the blog tour for her Draw & Discover series of activity books. Yasmeen is the bestselling author/illustrator of Time for Bed Fred and I'm a Girl. The books in the Draw & Discover series are her first activity... Continue Reading →

Stargazing for Beginners by Jenny McLachlan

There's a lot to love in this book about friendship and finding yourself amongst the chaos of life.  'Science geek Meg is left to look after her little sister for ten days after her free-spirited mum leaves suddenly to follow up yet another of her Big Important Causes. But while Meg may understand how the universe... Continue Reading →

Animal Rescue – with app giveaway

PatrickGeorge create clever, bright and fun interactive books. I have raved about their books before and now I have something new to shout about. They have produced their first app - Animal Rescue - and I have a promo code to give away so the lucky winner can download the app for free. Animal Rescue is... Continue Reading →

Pax by Sara Pennypacker

'Pax was only a kit when his family was killed and he was rescued by 'his boy', Peter. Now the country is at war and when his father enlists, Peter has no choice but to move in with his grandfather. Far worse than leaving home is the fact that he has to leave Pax behind. But before Peter... Continue Reading →

Secrets of Our Earth: A Shine-A-Light adventure

Secrets of Our Earth by Carron Brown and Wesley Robins (Ivy Kids) is part of the innovative Shine-A-Light  non-fiction series. Perfect for Early Years and Key Stage 1 topics, these books make learning a hands-on adventure. Exploring the planet from the outside in, looking at mountains and rivers, rainforests and cities, children can hold each... Continue Reading →

The Painting-In Book

The Painting-In Book by Anna Rumsby (Laurence King Publishing) is a thing of beauty. Part activity book, part painting workshop, each page teaches an easy to follow painting technique and provides a picture to complete. Whether it's mixing and blending colours, finger painting, splatter painting, or experimenting with texture and movement, each picture will inspire children... Continue Reading →

Beautiful Board Books from Nosy Crow

Bright, beautiful, innovative and durable. Nosy Crow have aced it again with their latest board books. Forget about ripped and creased flaps, these editions are designed to be enjoyed by little bookworms over and over again.  Where's Mr Lion and its sister book Where's Mrs Ladybird by Ingela Arrhenius are gorgeous new board books with... Continue Reading →

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