We really enjoyed reading Clara Claus Saves Christmas, a page turning festive adventure oozing with Christmas magic. Clara and her brother Nick are put in charge of all the Christmas preparations when Santa falls sick but there’s an incredible amount of work to be done and not a lot of time…
The Woodcutter and the Snow Prince is a beautifully illustrated, inclusive retelling of The Snow Queen. The story of how lonely woodcutter, Kai, falls in love with a cursed snow prince is told in a sensitive and heartwarming way and has a wonderfully ethereal, fairytale feel.
The Big Christmas Bake is a beautifully illustrated, delicious countdown to making a Twelfth Night Cake. Written in rhyme, similar to the original Twelve Days of Christmas, it cleverly manages to include all the ingredients of the cake as well as the tradition of choosing the Twelfth Night king or queen.
Cress Watercress is a highly illustrated middle grade novel which follows the fortunes of the Watercress family after their Papa’s disappearance. This gentle woodland story is full of heart and encompasses themes of growing up, moving on, dealing with grief and learning to become part of a new community.
Mister Rogers’ Gift of Music is Donna Cangelosi’s debut picture book which is beautifully illustrated by Amanda Calatzis. The book tells the inspirational story of television presenter, Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers), and the way that music helped him to deal with different emotions throughout his life.
Autumn is here, the weather is getting cooler and we need to start wearing warmer coats and wooly jumpers. The Coat tells the poignant, heartwarming story of Elise and the warm, snuggly red coat that she has been wishing for. It combines the themes of inequality, poverty, homelessness and empathising with others less fortunate and…