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Where’s Baby Elephant by Ali Khodai

This is a delightful, attractive and interactive book introducing the animal kingdom to young children and would be a lovely gift. From the eye catching cover to the happy resolution on the final page this lovely book has been a … Continue reading

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Last: the Story of a White Rhino by Nicola Davies

Inspired by the true story of Sudan, the last male Northern White Rhino, this powerful picture book will inspire children to think about global conservation and how we can help preserve endangered animals. Award winning author Nicola Davies has written … Continue reading

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All Sorts by Pippa Goodhart and Emily Rand

A joyful picture book celebrating how differences enrich our world, this is a story told with a kindly understanding that will reassure and guide young children. ”It takes all sorts” my Mum used to say to me occasionally. She was … Continue reading

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The Little War Cat by Hiba Noor Khan illustrated by Laura Chamberlain

A beautiful story of kindness and hope in the midst of conflict The Little War Cat encourages empathy and understanding and celebrates how each small act of care can make a big difference. A picture book full of compassion. We … Continue reading

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Amazing Women of the Middle East by Wafa’ Tarnowska – an interview with the author

This is a fascinating book. Fascinating, important and inspiring, this collection of ‘amazing women’ fully deserves a place in every school. This beautifully presented book, fully illustrated throughout, is original in both concept and style. Readers are able to learn … Continue reading

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Winner of the Klaus Flugge Prize 2020 Announced

On the evening of 16th September the announcement was made that Eva Eland has won the 2020 Klaus Flugge Prize for the most exciting and promising newcomer to children’s picture book illustration. She won for her book When Sadness Comes … Continue reading

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To the Island by Patricia Forde illustrated by Nicola Bernardelli

This lyrical story by award winning author Patricia Forde accompanied by Nicola Bernadelli’s stunning illustrations is based on the mythical Irish island of Hy Brasil, which, according to tradition, lies off the west coast of Galway. The book was commissioned as … Continue reading

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New Picture Books – stories to put smiles on faces

There is a flurry of activity in the world of children’s books at the moment with several books being published this week and among the range of titles are these two picture books. They made me smile and I think … Continue reading

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Freedom We Sing by Amyra Leon and Molly Menoza

Visually stunning this picture book is a poem, a song, a rallying cry of hope and belief. Vibrant and uplifting it is full of joy and optimism, this would be a wonderful addition to school and library bookshelves and a beautiful … Continue reading

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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

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