Women ROCK!

There's no denying that our young women have some stunningly good role models to look up to. There's a rich herstory of game-changing women across all fields of life. The key is re-writing the history books to bring these women to the surface and celebrate them as they deserve. And that's where books like these... Continue Reading →

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 →

NNFN – Mad About Mega Beasts

The line between fiction and non-fiction is thin and often blurry. Many non-fiction books use a narrative or other elements of fiction writing to get their information across. Mad About Mega Beasts by Giles 'Giraffes Can't Dance' Andreae and David Wojtowycz uses verse to create a kind of non linear narrative. Children will meet mega... Continue Reading →

National Non Fiction November

Welcome to National Non Fiction November! Non fiction often gets lost and overlooked in the vast world of children's books. A crying shame because kids love it! Children are sponges. They suck up information and relish the feeling of finding out a new cool fact. Many children prefer non-fiction to fiction. And yet non fiction... Continue Reading →

Line Up, Please!

I love a picture book that beautifully and seamlessly brings together different genres. Line Up, Please! by Tomoko Ohmura (Gecko Press) is part counting book, part finding out book and part humourous story. It even includes a catchy game for families to play together. And all with fantastic design and illustration and a lovely surprise... Continue Reading →

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