Inspiring Young Readers
Science and Me posted on 04 Apr 2021
Following on from the very wonderful Peace and Me, Ali Winter and Mickaël El Fathi have teamed up again
En-or-mous-ly Brave posted on 01 Apr 2021
As I very much enjoyed the first unusual book by this imaginative author/ illustrator, I was keen to see the next one.
Storm Dragon posted on 19 Mar 2021
Storm Dragon by Dianne Hofmeyr, illustrated by Carol Thompson Over the years I have amassed lots of picture books featuring grandparents
Not in that Dress, Princess! posted on 14 Mar 2021
What a joy to see a picture book cover with an evidently brave young Princess cleaning the teeth of a hippopotamus as he lazes in the water.
The Troublesome Pig posted on 10 Mar 2021
What is it about pigs in children’s books that makes them so irresistible?
Sunday Rain posted on 03 Mar 2021
The cover of this enchanting new picture book shows two young children playing with a boat in a puddle...
The Chocolate Wedding posted on 17 Feb 2021
Those of you familiar with Posy Simmonds through her adult social satires like Mrs Weber’s Diary or Tamara Drew will be aware of her comic-strip style
Garibaldi’s Biscuits posted on 08 Feb 2021
In the golden days of my childhood (and in truth well beyond them too) I used to love biscuits.
The Odyssey posted on 24 Jan 2021
This 2016 extravaganza of a book from publisher, White Star Kids is a huge visual feast.
The Sleeping Beauty posted on 20 Jan 2021
The first thing that might strike you about this fine 1920 first edition is the very ordinary pinkish red dust jacket with a silhouette illustration...