Dadaji’s Paintbrush by Rashmi Sirdeshpande & Ruchi Mhasane
Dadaji’s Paintbrush is a poignant and heartwarming picture book which sensitively explores the subject of bereavement. It’s a beautifully illustrated story of family love and loss which is intertwined with creativity and hope.
Monsters in Trucks by Laura Baker & Nina Dzyvulska
Monsters in Trucks is a vibrant picture book which introduces readers to a world populated by monsters who drive trucks. Over forty different kinds of monsters are introduced in the story and many of them are busy with construction work as they build their monster city. But not all monsters are hardworking and helpful, there…
Mabel’s Topsy-Turvy Homes by Candy Wellins & Jess Rose
Mabel’s Topsy-Turvy Homes highlights the situation that many children find themselves in after a parental separation. Constantly moving between two different houses, having two different bedrooms and dealing with different schedules and routines in each house is an experience that many children will identify with.
The Hot Cross Bunny by Carys Bexington & Mark Chambers
The Hot Cross Bunny is an amusing rhyming story which starts on the Isle of the Great Easter Bunny. Bunny Steve’s attempt to grow an egg to win The Golden Egg Cup leads him into a mad Easter Eve adventure as him and his chicken friend, Nugget, try to stop a rampaging dragon from spoiling…
My Momma Zo by Kelly Allen, Zoey Allen & Tara O’Brien
My Momma Zo introduces us to a family with two mums, one of whom is trans. It’s the empowering story of a family that supports each other as they come to terms with Parent Zo’s transition. The story is told by Momma Zo’s daughter, Molly, who talks candidly about her parents and their family situation.
Children’s Mental Health Week – Let’s Connect
February 6th to 12th week is children’s mental health week. This year’s theme is ‘Let’s Connect’ and children’s mental health charity Place2be is ‘encouraging people to connect with others in healthy, rewarding and meaningful ways.’
When Winter Comes by Aimée M. Bissonette & Erin Hourigan
When Winter Comes: Discovering Wildlife in Our Snowy Woods is the perfect picture book to curl up with at this time of year. While we’re trying to keep warm it takes a vibrant look at how families enjoy winter and the way that their actions are intertwined with the wildlife in our woods.
Frank and Bert: The One Where Bert Learns To Ride a Bike by Chris Naylor-Ballesteros
Frank and Bert: The One Where Bert Learns To Ride a Bike takes a humorous and heartwarming look at a major milestone in a child’s life – learning to ride a bike. This beautifully illustrated, gentle story of friendship and support is the perfect first picture book for a very young reader.