Sea Lights is a novelty bedtime story that uses paper engineering to ‘light up’ different elements on each spread. The book is sturdy and includes wheels, flaps and sliders to illuminate the pages. It’s a gentle, calming story about the different lights that guide a little girl and her dad through an evening’s fishing.
Go, Go, Pirate Boat by Katrina Charman & Nick Sharratt is a colourful, rhyming picture book which is sung to the tune of Row, Row Your Boat.
Just Read! by Lori Degman & Victoria Tentler-Krylov has a bouncy rhyming text which introduces children to the joys of reading.
Caryl Hart and Sarah Warburton, one of our favourite author / illustrator duos, have created a beautifully illustrated, rhyming retelling of Peter Pan. Peter Pan is one of my daughter’s favourite stories – she loves the film and we’ve seen the musical. She couldn’t wait to read this new edition of the story.
Lunch on a Pirate Ship stars a young boy called Jack who, unimpressed by what his mother is serving up for lunch, boards a pirate ship in search of something more tasty. Adventure abounds in this rollicking, rhyming adventure which had us turning the pages to see what Jack and his friends would eventually eat.
Zog is one of my daughter’s favourite Julia Donaldson stories and she was delighted to find the newly published sequel, Zog and the Flying Doctors, at The Edinburgh Book Festival. We had tickets for Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s show which included watching Axel draw pictures of Zog and his friends plus characters from the new…
We love Zog! He’s a dragon who wants to do well at school but has problems when he tries to learn new skills. However, his story is great for showing that with perseverance you can become successful and good at something. The story also shows the development of his friendship with Princess Pearl, she’s not the kind of princess who wants to sit around the palace in…
Sharing Book Love On February 14th you can give some books away and join with celebrations for Book Giving Day. The aim is very simple. Put books in children’s hands. Not only in your country but many different lands.
Room in the Broom is one of my daughter’s favourite Julia Donaldson / Axel Scheffler stories. As well as witch, cat, dog, frog and bird crafts there are many other learning activities that can be inspired by the book. We had a great time crafting, experimenting, painting and baking to prepare this post.
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you See? is a colourful first book for babies, a great book for a beginner reader and I have also read the English version many times to non native English speaking children.