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  • Picture book dragon quiz to celebrate Chinese New Year!

    Picture book dragon quiz to celebrate Chinese New Year!

    The Chinese New Year starts on February 10th. 2024 is the year of the dragon. So many picture books include dragons, all brought to life in unique ways by their illustrators. We’ve included some of our favourites in this post but do you know the titles of the picture books they appear in?


  • Come Out, Come Out, Chameleon! by Jonty Howley

    Come Out, Come Out, Chameleon! by Jonty Howley

    Come Out, Come Out, Chameleon! is a wonderfully interactive picture book for young readers. With bold, colourful illustrations and a chameleon to spot on each page it’s a fun first reading experience.


  • Monsters in Trucks by Laura Baker & Nina Dzyvulska

    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…


  • The Hot Cross Bunny by Carys Bexington & Mark Chambers

    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…


  • The Big Christmas Bake by Fiona Barker & Pippa Curnick

    The Big Christmas Bake by Fiona Barker & Pippa Curnick

    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.