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The Cockatoo from Timbuktu by William A E Ford illustrated by Ramile M Imac

A cheerful picture book following a baby cockatoo as he tries to find his way home, this is fun to share while also enabling young children to discover countries around the world alongside the little bird. Kian the little cockatoo … Continue reading

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

Hello and welcome to another look back at the highlights of the week in the children’s books world. Of course with World Book Day celebrated on Thursday this week has been dominated by activities and discussion about this event. However … Continue reading

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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

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Felix After The Rain – written and illustrated by Dunja Jogan Translated by Olivia Hellewell

This is such a beautiful book. Wonderful illustrations which encourage the reader to linger combine with a rich text to create something that will comfort and reassure. Highly recommended for children of all ages and quite probably adults too.  Felix … Continue reading

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The Nativity Retold for Children in Picture Books

Leah’s Star by Margaret Bateson-Hill and Karin Littlewood This tender retelling of the Nativity story manages to convey the beautiful message at its heart and allow the reader to witness the event through the eyes of a child. The text … Continue reading

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Moon and Me: The Little Seed by Andrew Davenport illustrated by Marino Umeda

Moon and Me is the latest series for CBeebies created by Andrew Davenport who brought the Teletubbies and In the Night Garden to previous generations of pre-schoolers. Inspired by the Rumer Godden and Enid Blyton toy house stories the programme … Continue reading

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Blog Tour – It’s a No-Money Day by Kate Milner – Art Showcase

In 2018 Kate Milner won the Klaus Flugge Prize for most exciting newcomer to children’s picture book illustration with her debut, My Name is not Refugee. It was a book that encouraged children to think about and empathise with a … Continue reading

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It’s a No-Money Day written and illustrated by Kate Milner

In 2018 Kate Milner won the Klaus Flugge Prize for most exciting newcomer to children’s picture book illustration with her debut, My Name is not Refugee. It was a book that encouraged children to think about and empathise with a … Continue reading

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All the Ways to be Smart written by Davina Bell illustrated by Allison Colpoys

A celebration of what makes each and every child special, this positive and joy filled book acts as a reassuring balance to the message that the only things that matter are those that can be measured and assessed. “I can’t … Continue reading

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When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit by Judith Kerr – 20 Books of Summer (1/20)

“Nowadays, my escape from Germany and everything that followed seems far away. I’ve lived in London more than seventy years. I have been happily married and our children are a joy. It has been a wonderfully happy life. But it … Continue reading

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