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 […]
MRS MOLE, I’M HOME! by Jarvis
MRS MOLE, I’M HOME! is the story of Morris Mole’s attempt to get home after losing his glasses. I was introduced to the book at a conference last year and just had to buy it, it’s now one of our favourite picture books. The simple repetitive text coupled with humorous illustrations really makes us laugh.
The Lollies 2018 shortlist has been announced today!
Huge congratulations to all of the authors and illustrators on the Lollies 2018 shortlist! The shortlist has been published today and you can already start voting for your favourite funny books 🙂
Picture Books About Birds
We’ve been listening to a very noisy dawn chorus every morning which has prompted us to reread some of our favourite picture books about birds. We’ve already blogged about the picture book penguins on our bookcase but we also have lots of favourite picture books about other birds! Is your favourite bird picture book on…
Book inspired baking for #NationalBakingWeek
Happy National Baking Week! Founded in 2007 the aim of National Baking week is to get people baking. We love to bake and often get our inspiration from stories. Several books have inspired us to get creative in the kitchen, we’d love to hear about any book inspired baking that you may have done. Elmer by David McKee This was…
Stories to prepare children for their first day of school
The first day of school can often be a stressful experience for both a parent and a child. We would definitely recommend reading picture books about starting school to introduce children to this new experience, it’s a huge milestone in their life! If you start reading now you will have plenty of time to talk to your child about their first…