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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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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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Pick of the New Picture Books

September saw saw a surge in the publication of new books for children and I am still working my way through a wonderful variety of fiction and non-fiction titles. Picture books sometimes blur the boundaries between story and information or … Continue reading

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The Happy Hedgerow by Elena Mannion illustrated by Erin Brown

The Happy Hedgerow is a thoughtful exploration of a part of the countryside many of us take for granted. Through lyrical text and beautiful illustrations this lovely picture book reminds us of the wildlife hiding within these bushes and the … Continue reading

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This Book is Cruelty Free: Animals and Us by Linda Newbery

This Book is Cruelty Free is the first non-fiction book written by author Linda Newbery, best known for her award winning young adult novel Set in Stone. She has been a long term supporter of various welfare and environmental organisations … 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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Jungledrop by Abi Elphinstone

The second story in the Unmapped Chronicles is full of adventure, magic, threat and danger and, most importantly, of the transforming power of kindness and understanding. “Take the marble. Then run, girl, run headlong into this adventure. The Unmapped Kingdoms … Continue reading

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Fabulous Fiction for Children – New Middle Grade Titles

This year has got off to a stunning start for lovers of children’s fiction with some exciting debuts and highly anticipated new titles from established authors too. I have read and enjoyed some great books over the last couple of … Continue reading

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Flood World by Tom Huddleston

An epic dystopian novel that grabs you from the first chapter and hurls you into a world that feels disturbingly believable, Flood World would be great for lovers of fast paced thrillers and sci-fi. Authors sometimes use a ‘what if’ … Continue reading

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