Monthly Archives: November 2021

Reading Matters – children’s book news

Welcome to this week’s round up of what has been happening in the world of children’s books. There have been award announcements, news of forthcoming events and, inevitably, the Best of the Year lists have started to appear. I hope … Continue reading

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Bandoola The Great Elephant Rescue by William Grill

Bandoola by William Grill is narrative non-fiction that both moves and inspires the reader. The story of one special elephant from Myanmar and his role in a wartime escape is sensitively told in this beautiful book highlighting the importance of … Continue reading

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Reading Matters – children’s book news

Hello and welcome to this week’s look at what has been happening in the world of children’s books. There is most definitely a touch of Christmas about some of the latest reviews and forthcoming events with ideas being shared about … Continue reading

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Beetles for Breakfast…And other weird and wonderful ways to save the planet by Madeleine Finlay and Jisu Choi

Beetles for Breakfast is a visually stunning book crammed with detail and numerous weird and wonderful ideas on how to reduce the impact climate change is having on our planet. Children are encouraged to use their imagination to solve problems … Continue reading

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The Most Important Animal of All by Penny Worms illustrated by Hannah Bailey

The Most Important Animal of All is a beautifully presented book that highlights the value of some of our most treasured creatures. Through thoughtfully presented facts and discussion it encourages young children to think critically, to learn about the interconnectedness … Continue reading

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Reading Matters – children’s book news

It has been another busy week in the world of children’s books with some important awards news. I hope this week’s round up includes something special you may have missed or a new book to tempt you. What I’m reading… … Continue reading

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We All Celebrate! by Chitra Soundar illustrated by Jenny Bloomfield

We All Celebrate is a joyful look at celebrations from all around the world. Crammed full of detail, every page bursting with colourful illustrations this non-fiction picture book is a true celebration of both unity and diversity and a thoughtful … Continue reading

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Swop The Satsuma-Sized Secret by Lucy Noguera illustrated by Laura Ireland

Illustrated fiction can frequently be the key to the discovery of reading for pleasure for young children. When stories are presented both in text and pictures children can access the narrative more easily. When the appearance is designed to be … Continue reading

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Shadow Town by Richard Lambert

Shadow Town is Richard Lambert’s first book for children and follows his widely acclaimed YA novel, Wolf Road which was this week nominated for the Carnegie Medal. This new compelling fantasy adventure combines a coming of age story and an … Continue reading

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Reading Matters – children’s book news

It’s been another busy week! I have been involved in book related events, both online and real life ones, so I hope that I have managed to catch enough of what has been happening to give you a taste of … Continue reading

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