Inspiring Young Readers
Manu and The Flood and Akbar and Birbal posted on 07 Aug 2020
Published in Mumbai in 2015, these two retellings of traditional Indian tales are, on the face of it, very simple little stories told in very few words.
The Knight Who Might posted on 25 Jul 2020
Everybody likes an uplifting tale about perseverance, as long as there is some kind of positive outcome.
An A to Z of Monsters and Magical Beings posted on 23 Jul 2020
I defy you to find me a child who isn’t absolutely enthralled by the idea of monsters.
Christian Lacroix and the Tale of Sleeping Beauty posted on 20 Jul 2020
One of the things that makes traditional fairy tales so compelling and long lasting is their ability to be adapted and flexed ...
The Pied Piper of Hamelin posted on 16 Jul 2020
Probably originating in Lower Saxony (now part of Germany) in the Middle Ages, this traditional tale of a town overwhelmed by rats ...
The Cinderella Magic Wand Book posted on 03 Jul 2020
In 1856 the Stephenson Group was formed in Bradford, Yorkshire, “originally manufacturing soap based agents for the processing of wool...
Cannonball Coralie and the Lion posted on 25 Jun 2020
I always have a penchant for children’s picture books about circuses and ones about lions, so this was a must for my bookshelves.
The Bird Fancier posted on 22 Jun 2020
Published in 1971, Helen Cresswell’s The Bird Fancier is an unsettling magical tale that benefits from some extraordinarily evocative illustration
Hello! A Counting Book of Kindnesses posted on 18 Jun 2020
Finding ways to help children understand a world that includes difficult experiences is always a challenge.
Isle of You posted on 08 Jun 2020
I bought this picture book some time ago, initially charmed by the unusual colour palette and the clever punning title.