Monthly Archives: April 2021

Perfect Picture Books for Inspiring a Love of Nature

One of the many lessons we have learned from the events of the last year is the importance of nature to our well being and happiness. Those who are lucky enough to have their own garden have relished being able … Continue reading

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Reading Matters – children’s book news

Hello and welcome to this week’s catch up with all the latest children’s book news. April 22nd marked Earth Day and it has prompted sharing of books and articles related to our environment so there are a few links reflecting … Continue reading

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Melt by Ele Fountain

“The bonds which connect people and nature are beginning to fray. Something precious is coming apart.” Melt Page 13 More by good luck than good judgement I found myself reading Melt in the days approaching Earth Day on 22nd April … Continue reading

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New Books for Children – Pick of the Picture Books

Over recent weeks I have read and enjoyed some simply beautiful picture books for children that feature themes of friendship, collaboration, kindness, joy, nurture and nature, protection of our environment and family love and relationships. These are just some of … Continue reading

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Reading Matters – children’s book news

Hello and welcome to the first Reading Matters round up of the Summer Term. I hope everyone had a happy Easter and a restful break if possible. As I am writing this the gradual reopening of places is lifting my … Continue reading

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Unlocked: Stories of Hope from Tiny Owl Artists in Lockdown

Unlocked is a beautiful picture book so full of hope and kindness. A reflection on the last year that notices the best of it, the nurturing of people and of things. It is simply perfect for now and for sharing … Continue reading

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Tragedy at Sea – The Sinking of the Titanic by David Long illustrated by Stefan Tambellini

The Titanic has been the subject of numerous books, TV and film productions over the years, many of them concentrating on the human tragedy itself. Award winning children’s non-fiction writer David Long has taken a subtly different look at this … Continue reading

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The Incredible Record Smashers by Jenny Pearson illustrated by Erica Salcedo

Which books do children read? The answer to this question varies according to which source of information you consult. A more pertinent question might be, which books do children choose to read? I always find it fascinating to compare the lists … Continue reading

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