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New Picture Books for Budding Conservationists

Picture books can be an excellent way of teaching young children about our world, how to look after it and use its resources wisely. I have selected three recent publications that would be perfect for use in Early Years settings … Continue reading

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Pick of the Picture Books – March

There are only thirty two pages in a picture book. Not much space to say a great deal you might think. This month two new picture books arrived on my shelves that say a great deal through both their words … Continue reading

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Thank You Shirley Hughes – a legacy of love, kindness and the importance of the little things

This morning I awoke to the sad news that Shirley Hughes the beloved author and illustrator had died. The children’s book community online has been united in sadness at the loss of this remarkable woman who has been at the … Continue reading

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The Children’s Book Award Blog Tour – Perdu by Richard Jones

It is an honour to kick off the blog tour today for the Federation of Children’s Book Groups Children’s Book Award, the only book award voted for entirely by children. I am especially delighted that I have been asked to … 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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Children’s Picture Books – a life on the ocean waves

Captain Toby by Satoshi Kitamura First published in the 1980s this surreal picture book tells the story of Toby, a little boy who cannot sleep and enters a fantasy world where he is caught up in an adventure at sea. … 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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Gloria’s Porridge by Elizabeth Laird illustrated by Toby Newsome

Gloria’s Porridge is inspired by a traditional Ethiopian folk tale which Elizabeth Laird heard during her travels in that country several years ago. The story is brought to life for children with humour and Toby Newsome’s eye catching, distinctive illustrations … Continue reading

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The Three Happy Lions by Louise Fatio illustrated by Roger Duvoisin

The Three Happy Lions is the third book in this classic series by husband and wife team, Louise Fatio and Roger Duvoisin. First published in 1959 and republished this year by Scallywag Press, this gentle story has a charming retro … Continue reading

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Lulu’s Sleepover by Anna McQuinn illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw

The Lulu series of books captures the world of small children and the little details that matter most to them. In this latest title Lulu experiences a rite of passage that may trouble little ones initially but in the hands … Continue reading

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