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  • The Coat by Séverine Vidal & Louis Thomas
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    The Coat by Séverine Vidal & Louis Thomas

    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 […]


  • The Gift by Alain Serge Dzotap & Delphine Renon

    The Gift by Alain Serge Dzotap & Delphine Renon

    The Gift is a wonderful celebration of creativity and imagination. A little leopard is both cute and curious as he sets out to discover how to get beautiful things out of his birthday gift – a pen. This gentle story of discovery and learning is beautifully illustrated and perfect for inspiring children to get creative.


  • A Bear named Bjorn by Delphine Perret
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    A Bear named Bjorn by Delphine Perret

    A Bear Named Bjorn is a wonderful, humorous first chapter book about Bjorn’s everyday adventures. Bjorn lives in a cave in the forest and his friends include The Fox, The Weasel and The Badger. Their simple forest life is juxtaposed with elements of the human world and the gentle humour in each chapter comes from…


  • HELLO, UNIVERSE by Erin Entrada Kelly

    HELLO, UNIVERSE by Erin Entrada Kelly

    HELLO, UNIVERSE won the 2018 Newbery Medal, it’s a heartwarming adventure story with diverse characters and complicated relationships at its heart. Four middle grade students are thrown together when Bully Chet’s actions set off a chain of events that put Virgil’s life in danger. The story had us turning the pages to find out what…


  • The Last Human by Lee Bacon

    The Last Human by Lee Bacon

    In The Last Human, robots have taken over the world and humans are extinct. One day a young robot; XR_935, and his co-workers discover a human girl, Emma, and are thrown into quandary as they decide how to deal with the situation – they have always been told how evil humans are and how much…


  • CLICK, CLACK, MOO Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin & Betsy Lewin
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    CLICK, CLACK, MOO Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin & Betsy Lewin

    Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin & Betsy Lewin is one of the funniest picture books we’ve read, it has a great twist at the end.


  • One Cosy Christmas by M Christina Butler & Tina Macnaughton
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    One Cosy Christmas by M Christina Butler & Tina Macnaughton

    In One Cosy Christmas Little Hedgehog invites his friends to spend the perfect Christmas with him. But peculiar things happen at night while the animals are in bed. Can Little Hedgehog and his friends solve the mystery of the strange noises and the missing objects in time to have their perfect Christmas?


  • MRS MOLE, I’M HOME! by Jarvis
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    MRS MOLE, I’M HOME! by Jarvis

    MRS MOLE, I’M HOME! is the story of Morris Mole’s attempt to get home after losing his glasses. I was introduced to the book at a conference last year and just had to buy it, it’s now one of our favourite picture books. The simple repetitive text coupled with humorous illustrations really makes us laugh.


  • Dec 23rd: Cath Jones chooses The Christmas Eve Tree
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    Dec 23rd: Cath Jones chooses The Christmas Eve Tree

    Author: Delia Huddy / Illustrator: Emily Sutton The Story: A little fir tree, the runt of the tree plantation, is taken to the city to be sold as a Christmas tree.


  • Dec 20th: Alex English chooses Father Christmas Needs a Wee
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    Dec 20th: Alex English chooses Father Christmas Needs a Wee

    Author / Illustrator: Nicholas Allan The Story: Father Christmas has spent so much time devouring tasty treats and drinks at the houses he visits he’s forgotten to deliver the presents. Worse still, he REALLY needs a wee.