** DOUBLE NEWSFLASH!!! ** More congratulations in order - the author of this fabulous bbook has just won British Children's Book of the Year at the #Nibbies Awards! Absolutely not surprised! *NEWSFLASH!* Huge congratulations to Kiran Millwood Hargrave on being awarded the prize of overall winner of the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize 2017 last night.* … Continue reading ‘The Girl of Ink and Stars’ by Kiran Millwood Hargrave.
When I spotted these two 'Bad Guys' were being released in May, I just had to get hold of copies for myself. Thanks so much to Scholastic for sending me some to review. My eyes were initially drawn to the attention-grabbing colours and cool illustrations on the front covers. And I wasn't disappointed when I … Continue reading ‘The Bad Guys – Episodes 1 and 2,’ by Aaron Blabey
Diary-style stories are incredibly popular amongst young readers at the moment, mainly thanks to the 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' series. If you're looking for looking for some new books to explore, you might like one of these: Diary of a Taekwondo Master by Shamini Flint After some prompting from his dad (and against … Continue reading Dear Diary…
"Everybody has a taste for Stanley, as he is chewed on, swallowed and spat back out by a lot of different 'somebodies.' But it won't be long until they realise: Stanley is no ordinary creature..." This lovely picture book is a cautionary tale with a strong environmental message and is endorsed by the Marine Conservation … Continue reading ‘Somebody Swallowed Stanley’ by Sarah Roberts
Are you sitting comfortably? Then I'll begin...... Picture your perfect spot to read. Does it look like this... or this... or maybe this...? Unfortunately for the little chap in Leigh Hodgkinson's latest beautiful picture book, he just can't find a comfortable place to settle down with his book and growing collection of friends. A variety … Continue reading ‘Are You Sitting Comfortably?’ by Leigh Hodgkinson
I was zooming round the local library when this beauty leapt off the shelf and into my arms. Initially, it was the amazing illustrations on the front cover which caught my eye. The quirky creatures and vibrant colours made it a real attention-grabber. Upon opening the book, I was pleasantly surprised by the unusual category … Continue reading ‘Creaturepedia’ by Adrienne Barman
Do you remember playing the memory game 'I went to the supermarket and bought a....'? If so, you'll love this brain-teasing beauty! This supermarket is a little different to your average store. There are all sorts of weird and wonderful items to be bought and remembered: superhero pants, fearsome granny pirates, dancing aliens... the list goes … Continue reading ‘I Went to the Supermarket’ by Paul Howard