The MOOsic Makers by Heather Pindar and Barbara Bakos
Can Heather Pindar & Barbara Bakos’ ‘The MOOsic Makers’ raise enough money to buy a new roof for Joni’s barn?
Spring reading! Picture books about gardens, birds and insects
We’ve chosen some of our favourite picture books for spring reading! They include books about insects, birds & a fabulous activity book.
Skeleton and monster picture books to read at Halloween…
We’re creeping closer and closer to Halloween so light the candles, turn out the lights and curl up for a spooky storytelling session with some of our favourite skeleton and monster picture books…
Ooooh! Arrrr! Pirate Picture Books: #InternationalTalkLikeAPirateDay
Pirate picture books have long been popular with young children and as a child I regularly borrowed the Captain Pugwash books from the library as well as watching him on television. Cartoonist John Ryan, who created the Captain Pugwash stories, died in 2009 but several of his Captain Pugwash books have been reprinted by Quarto.
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…
AdoraBULL by Alison Donald and Alex Willmore
AdoraBULL is the humorous, heartwarming story about the friendship between a little boy, Tom, and a bull, Alfred. When Tom starts talking about getting a new pet their friendship is tested and Alfred goes to great lengths in an attempt to remain Tom’s best friend.
Fictional characters who love books and reading!
We’ve chosen some of our favourite fictional characters who love books and reading to share with you on World Book Day. World Book Day is held in the UK on March 1st and many children will be celebrating reading and books by dressing up as their favourite book characters and holding book related events in…
Rooster Wore Skinny Jeans by Jessie Miller & Barbara Bakos
Rooster Wore Skinny Jeans is definitely one of the most eye catching picture book titles that we’ve come across. It really invited us to open the book and we weren’t disappointed! Rooster’s story is as funny as the title suggests but it also shows that it takes courage to be yourself, regardless of the reactions…