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 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…
Superheroes Always Fight Back…Or Do They? by Kate Thompson & Clare Elsom
Superheroes Always Fight Back…Or Do They? is an empowering, humorous picture book that shows children how kindness can be a superpower. The superheroes in the story all have special strengths and attributes but ultimately it is their kindness that helps stop ‘baddies’ being bad.
Clara Claus Saves Christmas by Bonnie Bridgman & Louise Forshaw
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…
SUPERHEROES DON’T GET SCARED by Kate Thompson & Clare Elsom
SUPERHEROES DON’T GET SCARED is a fabulously empowering, humorous picture book that can help children to understand their emotions and reassure them that it’s ok to be scared sometimes. The superheroes in the story all have a particular fear and their experiences help main character Maisie learn to face up to her own.
HOW MESSY! by Clare Helen Welsh & Olivier Tallec
Dot and Duck are back in a new story – HOW MESSY! We love this duo whose opposing views cause them to come to blows before solving their problems in an innovative way. All readers will be able to identify with one or other of the characters – depending on whether you are messy or…
Books about Books, Stories and Reading
During World Book Day week many children will be celebrating books, stories and reading by dressing up as their favourite characters and holding book related events in school. Many authors and illustrators visit schools or do Skype visits – the week is a real celebration of books. You can find out more about World Book…
Meg and Mog by Helen Nicoll and Jan Pienkowski
We’re sad to hear of the death of Jan Pienkowski – his colourful characters, Meg, Mog and Owl were some of the first picture book characters that I was introduced to. I remember reading them in my infant school classroom and we frequently borrowed the books from the library. Our copy of Meg and Mog…