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  • International Dance Day
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    International Dance Day

    Happy International Dance Day 2024!


  • My Brother is an Avocado by Tracy Darnton & Yasmeen Ismail

    My Brother is an Avocado by Tracy Darnton & Yasmeen Ismail

    We love the way that My Brother is an Avocado looks at how a baby grows during pregnancy. Using fruit and vegetables as a comparison to the baby’s size they also help to show the child’s differing emotions as the pregnancy progresses.


  • Brilliant picture books about books…

    Brilliant picture books about books…

    As avid bookworms we absolutely love these three brilliant picture books about books which take different approaches to celebrating books and reading. Two of the three have a book as the main character 🙂


  • The River by Tom Percival

    The River by Tom Percival

    The River uses beautiful imagery to help children deal with grief. We’re huge fans of Tom Percival’s picture books and his stunning illustrations combined with a simple lyrical text will give comfort to young readers who may be coming to terms with loss. It’s an emotive story about friendship, grief, healing and kindness.


  • Christmas Book Spine Poems
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    Christmas Book Spine Poems

    If your little bookworm is looking for a festive activity you can have a lot of fun making Christmas book spine poems. Creating book spine poems at school, at home or in the library is a great way to promote literacy skills and encourage children to talk about stories. Book spine poems are also really simple to create! Just…


  • International Dog Day – favourite fictional dogs
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    International Dog Day – favourite fictional dogs

    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.


  • World Environment Day: Picture book characters who inspire environmental action

    World Environment Day: Picture book characters who inspire environmental action

    World Environment Day is celebrated annually on June 5th. It’s the day that The United Nations encourages worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment.


  • King Of The Swamp by Catherine Emmett & Ben Mantle

    King Of The Swamp by Catherine Emmett & Ben Mantle

    King Of The Swamp is a wonderfully original rhyming story full of humour and heart. It includes an important environmental message and we loved the colourful, surprise twist. Main character, McDarkly, is a likeable, engaging character whose swampy home improvement plans are seriously disrupted when the King and the Princess come riding by with an…


  • The Perfect Parent Project by Stewart Foster

    The Perfect Parent Project by Stewart Foster

    The Perfect Parent Project is the name given to foster child Sam McCann’s secret project to find the perfect parents. After living in nine foster homes in five years he just wants somewhere to call home and a family that will always be there for him. The story gives a great insight into a child’s…


  • How To Drive A Roman Chariot by Caryl Hart and Ed Eaves

    How To Drive A Roman Chariot by Caryl Hart and Ed Eaves

    How To Drive A Roman Chariot is the tenth Albie adventure and it gives a fun introduction to life in Ancient Rome. We are huge fans of Albie, particular favourites of ours are Supermarket Zoo and Plunge into the Pirate Pool, and we love the way that this story takes Albie back in time as well as celebrating…