Through the North Pole Snow by Polly Faber & Richard Jones
Through the North Pole Snow is a wonderfully heartwarming Christmas story with fabulous whimsical illustrations. When a little white fox finds a home with a kind old man she has no idea who he really is. The relationship that develops between them is beautiful and shows that kindness and compassion at Christmas can develop into […]
Cress Watercress by Gregory Maguire & David Litchfield
Cress Watercress is a highly illustrated middle grade novel which follows the fortunes of the Watercress family after their Papa’s disappearance. This gentle woodland story is full of heart and encompasses themes of growing up, moving on, dealing with grief and learning to become part of a new community.
Mental Health Awareness Week: Picture books to support mental health
This week is mental health awareness week which is hosted by the Mental Health Foundation. The past few years have been particularly difficult and have affected the mental health of people of all ages. Children have been in and out of school and preschool as lockdowns have been imposed and lifted. Restrictions and an inability to function normally…
Rain Before Rainbows by Smriti Halls & David Litchfield
Rain Before Rainbows is a heartwarming picture book which offers support and hope at a time when we are all struggling, mentally and physically, with the restrictions imposed on our daily lives. The simple rhyming text and gorgeous illustrations use weather imagery and natural settings to powerfully convey the book’s message – dark days will be…
The House At The Edge of Magic by Amy Sparkes & Ben Mantle
The House At The Edge of Magic is a higgledy piggledy house full of secrets, colourful characters and household objects which behave in peculiar ways after being cursed by a witch. The clock is ticking and young pickpocket, Nine, is welcomed with open arms by its quirky residents who are unable to leave their home…
Sona Sharma Very Best Big Sister by Chitra Soundar & Jen Khatun
Sona Sharma Very Best Big Sister is a beautifully written story that encompasses all the emotions and preparations involved in the arrival of a new baby. It oozes with warmth and love and gives a fabulous insight into family relationships, friendships and the traditions and everyday lives of an extended Indian family.
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.