Paws Off My Book

Paws Off My Book by Fabi Santiago¬†is a joyous celebration of reading and finding your own way. With lots going on and gorgeous illustrations with bright fluorescent colours, this is a fab book for sharing and discussing. Olaf the giraffe is excited when he finds a book. He settles down to read it but is... Continue Reading →

Books about books

Not much makes me happier than a book. And a book about books and storytelling is likely to make me do a little happy dance. I came across these stunners in my local children's book shop Bags of Books. I was looking for some great books to add to The Rainbow Library for International Book... Continue Reading →

Wriggly Nativity

Picture books help children (and all of us) learn about the world around us - past, present and potential. And oh how children love to learn! Any new experience will inspire questions and ideas, and books support these questions - as well as the parents who are desperately trying to answer them against the repetitive... Continue Reading →

Snowflakes

Every snowflake is different, every snowflake is perfect. Cerrie Burnell has made a name for herself as an actress and a children's presenter on cbeebies, as well as a theatre practitioner. Her theatre show The Magical Playroom is currently touring the UK. Now she has published her first children's book Snowflake, illustrated by Laura Ellen... Continue Reading →

Primrose by Alex T. Smith

Quick! Look out the window! Do you see that? Do you? It's 'sunshine'. I know!! Take a photo of it, quick, the clouds will be back any second. In celebration of the sun making a very overdue appearance I have a new and deliciously sunshiny book to hug to my chest today. I give you... Continue Reading →

Ella by Alex T. Smith

Now this is what I'm talking about! Look at this beautiful book. I haven't felt this happy since the great cake stall incident of 2010. It looks good enough to eat. (But don't! I gave the foily red cover a little lick earlier and it doesn't taste of strawberry jam as I had hoped.) Still,... Continue Reading →

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