Tag Archives: illustration

Celebrating Picture Books – my favourites of 2020 so far

As we reach the halfway point of the year I have been prompted to look back at the books I have read and enjoyed over the last six months. As the year began I was savouring a beautiful illustrated book, … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medal Winners Announced – a Reading Matters Supplement

Regular visitors to this blog will know that each Saturday I collate a Reading Matters roundup of the children’s book news from the previous week or so. The announcement of this year’s winners of the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review, Reading Matters Children’s Book News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Klaus Flugge Prize 2020 Shortlist Announced

The shortlist for the 2020 Klaus Flugge Prize was announced today by Jessica Love, winner of the 2019 prize for Julian is a Mermaid. This award was founded in 2016 to highlight the most promising and exciting newcomers to picture … Continue reading

Posted in Book Awards, Reading | Tagged , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Child of Galaxies by Blake Nuto and Charlotte Ager

Children ask questions all the time. Some of those questions are easier for parents and teachers to answer than others and some may even be ones that adults are searching for answers to themselves. This beautiful picture book is a … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Survival in Space: The Apollo 13 Mission by David Long illustrated by Stefano Tambellini

This retelling of the story of the memorable moon mission by David Long, winner of the Blue Peter Book Award 2017 – Best Books with Facts for Survivors, will engage, inform and inspire young readers keeping them gripped to the final page. It … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Toto The Ninja Cat and The Superstar Catastrophe by Dermot O’Leary illustrated by Nick East

The third in a series inspired by the author’s real life cats this action packed adventure is full of humour and is a real mood lifter of a book. Illustrated throughout,  this is great fun for young newly confident readers … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Reading Matters – News from the world of children’s books

Hello everyone and I hope you are managing to cope and to keep well during these strange times for us all. This week I have tried to balance news and articles with more links to book related resources available for … Continue reading

Posted in Reading Matters Children’s Book News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Reading for Pleasure – Resources to Help Children Enjoy Books at Home

Today all over the country teachers and parents are preparing for schools to be closed for an indefinite period. Teachers are faced with creating ways that children can access education online and parents are wondering how they can home educate … Continue reading

Posted in Reading | Tagged , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Mr Tiger, Betsy and the Golden Seahorse by Sally Gardner illustrated by Nick Maland

The third in this magical series by Sally Gardner this delightful book is a treat for young readers. The story is told with bags of humour and a touch of the ridiculous and this, combined with the wonderful illustrations by … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of The Paper Bag Princess – Story by Robert Munsch Art by Michael Martchenko

In 1980 a picture book was published that upturned the traditional fairy tale princess stereotype and provided a revolutionary look at the role models portrayed in young children’s stories. Since then over 7 million copies have been sold and the … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments