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  • Sir Dancealot by Timothy Knapman & Keith Robinson

    Sir Dancealot by Timothy Knapman & Keith Robinson

    Sir Dancealot is a knight who doesn’t fight in a traditional way. He dances. His track record is pretty impressive and he’s feared all over the land. But then he is challenged by a dragon who has learnt to dance…


  • International Women’s Day: Inspirational Women throughout History
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    International Women’s Day: Inspirational Women throughout History

    March 8th is International Women’s Day which celebrates ‘the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.’ So many stories about inspirational women are being documented in children’s books and we have learnt about individual women’s achievements throughout history and around the globe.


  • National Insect Week: Picture Books about Insects
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    National Insect Week: Picture Books about Insects

    June 21st to 27th is National Insect Week which encourages people of all ages to learn more about insects. We’ve learnt lots of fascinating facts about different kinds of insects through reading non fiction picture books but also by doing our own research after reading stories with insect main characters.


  • The Book Of Hopes edited by Katherine Rundell

    The Book Of Hopes edited by Katherine Rundell

    The Book Of Hopes: Words and Pictures to Comfort, Inspire and Entertain is a wonderfully uplifting anthology compiled by author Katherine Rundell. She invited children’s authors and illustrators to contribute short stories, illustrations and poems to inspire hope in a time when we are all experiencing restrictions and uncertainty due to the pandemic. This beautiful…


  • Happy Earth Day!
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    Happy Earth Day!

    Earth Day has been celebrated annually on April 22nd since 1970. Earth Day’s mission is ‘To build the world’s largest environmental movement to drive transformative change for people and planet.’ Our current situation has led to less cars on the road, less travel overall and better air quality but how can we sustain this situation…


  • Blogtour: Fierce, Fearless and Free by Lari Don & Eilidh Muldoon
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    Blogtour: Fierce, Fearless and Free by Lari Don & Eilidh Muldoon

    We are delighted to join author Lari Don on her Fierce, Fearless and Free blog tour. Lari’s latest book, illustrated by Eilidh Muldoon, is a collection of traditional tales from around the world which features ‘amazing women and girls.’ We really enjoyed reading the stories which also gave us an insight into other cultures and historical…


  • World Book Day – Books about Books and Reading!
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    World Book Day – Books about Books and Reading!

    On World Book Day many children are celebrating books and reading by dressing up as their favourite characters and holding book related events in school. This week many authors and illustrators have been visiting schools or doing Skype visits – it’s a real celebration of books, you can find out more about World Book Day…


  • Go, Go, Pirate Boat by Katrina Charman & Nick Sharratt

    Go, Go, Pirate Boat by Katrina Charman & Nick Sharratt

    Go, Go, Pirate Boat by Katrina Charman & Nick Sharratt is a colourful, rhyming picture book which is sung to the tune of Row, Row Your Boat.


  • Fabulous fictional friendships – International Friendship Day
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    Fabulous fictional friendships – International Friendship Day

    Friendship is a central theme in many children’s books and stories and familiar, endearing characters can help children to understand and deal with issues and difficulties in their own friendship situations. To celebrate International Friendship Day we’re sharing fabulous fictional friendships but this isn’t the first International Friendship Day list that we’ve compiled, the more stories…


  • 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…