There are so many wonderful picture books celebrating the relationship between children and their grandparents. We love the way that these picture book grandfathers share their knowledge and experiences through work, play and wild adventures!
If you go down to the woods today it’s Teddy Bears’ Picnic Day!
20th June is World Refugee Day, a day celebrated internationally to honour people who have been forced to flee their home countries. A lot of the awareness that we have gained about refugees’ experiences and situations has come from reading and has led to conversations and more understanding about the difficulties that refugees face.
Frank and Bert: The One Where Bert Learns To Ride a Bike takes a humorous and heartwarming look at a major milestone in a child’s life – learning to ride a bike. This beautifully illustrated, gentle story of friendship and support is the perfect first picture book for a very young reader.
Every Bunny is a Yoga Bunny is the beautifully illustrated story of Yo-Yo, a very fidgety bunny who can’t sit still. Grandpa’s yoga class gives Yo-Yo and young readers a great introduction to easy yoga poses. But can Yo-Yo stay still for long enough to learn…?
Time to Move South for Winter is the beautifully illustrated story of a tiny black-capped tern’s journey to spend winter in a warmer climate. It’s a gentle introduction to the concept of migration and can stimulate discussions about the preparations that various species make to stay warm when the weather gets cold.
Happy International Dog Day! Do you have a favourite fictional dog? We looked through our bookshelves to find doggy stories that we enjoy reading and after some discussion we came up with a top five list.
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…
Yesterday’s book cover shows Mary on a donkey in Refuge by Anne Booth and Sam Usher. This story was chosen by Emma Perry for Story Snug’s 2015 Advent Calendar.
December 8th: The Princess and the Christmas Rescue Did you guess that Princess Eliza was riding in Santa’s sleigh yesterday? She’s a very inventive and determined princess who helps Santa and his elves in The Princess and the Christmas Rescue by Caryl Hart and Sarah Warburton.