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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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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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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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Perfect new non-fiction for children from b small publishing

Perfect new non-fiction? Yes, perfect! It is hard to fault these two new titles from b small publishing, an award winning small publisher specialising in creative, educational titles with high child appeal. I can wholeheartedly recommend both of these books … Continue reading

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Chasing a Rugby Dream: Impact by James Hook with David Brayley

The second in this series written by Wales and British & Irish Lions star, James Hook, with author, David Brayley, Chasing a Rugby Dream: Impact is an exciting and enjoyable story. The sequel to the award wining Kick Off this … Continue reading

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StormTide by Tom Huddleston Blog Tour

StormTide is the thrilling conclusion to the FloodWorld trilogy by Tom Huddleston so it is fitting to be hosting Tom on today’s concluding post of the blog tour on the theme of endings and the difficulties they can pose. Having … Continue reading

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The Red Gloves and Other Stories by Catherine Fisher

There is a long tradition of sharing stories that scare. Young readers often enjoy reading books that unsettle and disturb them a little as fear in small manageable doses can be exciting. Catherine Fisher’s new collection of short stories, linked … Continue reading

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