Big Picture Press

  • Balloon to the Moon by Gill Arbuthnott & Chris Nielsen
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    Balloon to the Moon by Gill Arbuthnott & Chris Nielsen

    Balloon to the Moon by Gill Arbuthnott & Chris Nielsen is a beautifully illustrated book about the human journey into space.


  • Survival by Anna Claybourne and Louise McNaught

    Survival by Anna Claybourne and Louise McNaught

    Survival, published in association with conservation charity Tusk, takes a fascinating and informative look at twenty animal species that are facing the challenge of survival. It’s an eye opening look at the dangers that they face and how extremely low the numbers of some species are.


  • Picture Books About Birds

    Picture Books About Birds

    We’ve been listening to a very noisy dawn chorus every morning which has prompted us to reread some of our favourite picture books about birds. We’ve already blogged about the picture book penguins on our bookcase but we also have lots of favourite picture books about other birds! Is your favourite bird picture book on…


  • A World of Birds by Vicky Woodgate
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    A World of Birds by Vicky Woodgate

    A World of Birds is a beautifully illustrated non fiction book which introduces readers to 75 different species of birds from all around the world. Vicky Woodgate’s gorgeous illustrations support a multitude of fascinating facts, so much research has gone into this sturdy little book.


  • Meet the… Ancient Romans / Meet the… Ancient Egyptians by James Davies
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    Meet the… Ancient Romans / Meet the… Ancient Egyptians by James Davies

    Meet the… Ancient Romans and Meet the… Ancient Egyptians are sturdy, non fiction picture books that introduce children (and adults!) to life in ancient times. Each book opens with an introduction to the era, includes a wealth of fascinating historical facts and ends with a timeline. The Meet the… books are full of fascinating, often…


  • Activity books for the School Holidays

    Activity books for the School Holidays

    The summer holidays are very nearly here and we’ve been looking at Activity Books to keep children busy over the summer. While I would definitely advocate a break from formal learning during a school holiday I do like the fact that many of the activities in these books introduce children to new ideas and concepts…


  • One is Not A Pair by Katie Haworth & Britta Teckentrup
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    One is Not A Pair by Katie Haworth & Britta Teckentrup

    One Is Not A Pair is a great book for keeping a child occupied during a journey! The book invites you to peruse its beautifully illustrated double spreads to look for matching pairs before finding the one item on the page that doesn’t have a partner.


  • A Pandemonium of Parrots and other animals by Kate Baker & Hui Skipp
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    A Pandemonium of Parrots and other animals by Kate Baker & Hui Skipp

    Age Range: 3+ A Pandemonium of Parrots, a Conspiracy of Lemurs and a Bouquet of Hummingbirds. Did you know that there were such wonderful collective words for birds and animals? Thirteen different collective words for various creatures are included in this beautiful, non fiction, illustrated picture book which provided an enjoyable learning experience for me as…