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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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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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Reading Matters – children’s book news

This week’s collection of news has been gathered in a slightly haphazard fashion due to life in general getting in the way of my organisation but I hope that I have managed to include something that is of interest or … Continue reading

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Reading Matters – children’s book news

Hello and welcome to this week’s look at what has been happening in the world of children’s books. There’s been a lot happening and it can be hard to keep track of it all so I hope this collection will … 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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Reading Matters – children’s book news

Hello and welcome to this week’s round up of children’s book news! There is rather a lot to get through so why not grab yourself a cuppa and settle down to read the latest book award news, check out some … Continue reading

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