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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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Lottie Loves Nature: Bird Alert by Jane Clarke illustrated by James Brown

Bird Alert, the latest title in the Lottie Loves Nature series, is an entertaining blend of fact and fiction that is perfect for encouraging children to notice and appreciate wildlife. A story of friendship and family that is fun to … Continue reading

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Learning With Picture Books

A New Green Day by Antoinette Portis recently won the English Association Book Award 2021 for Non-Fiction for the 4-7 age group and was also nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2021. It is an excellent example of how picture … Continue reading

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Perfect Picture Books for Inspiring a Love of Nature

One of the many lessons we have learned from the events of the last year is the importance of nature to our well being and happiness. Those who are lucky enough to have their own garden have relished being able … 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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Swan Song by Gill Lewis

Swan Song by award winning author Gill Lewis is a thoughtful and sensitively written story about teenage mental health which highlights the power of nature to restore and heal troubled minds. A lovely book with a valuable and comforting message. … Continue reading

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Fabulous Nonfiction for Children from Flying Eye Books

The best nonfiction for children combines detailed information and attractive presentation to create a package that invites children to learn while still being an important part of their reading for pleasure. Flying Eye Books achieve this with these two wonderful new … Continue reading

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Butterflies for Grandpa Joe by Nicola Davies illustrated by Mike Byrne

This gentle story, by Nicola Davies and illustrated throughout by Mike Byrne, conveys how love across the generations and the healing power of nature can soothe the heartache of grief and give hope for the future. This lovely book deserves … Continue reading

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The Salt Path by Raynor Winn Book 4 of #20BooksofSummer

My slow progress through the 20BooksOfSummer challenge organised by Cathy on 746 Books took a long detour around the South Western Coastal path with this non fiction best seller from 2018. Raynor Winn tells the story of how she and … Continue reading

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