‘Self-destructing Science – Space’ by Isabel Thomas, illustrated by Nikalas Catlon

My Super Sidekick was very excited when we received a copy of this fantastic interactive book to review from Bloomsbury.  Thank you! 'Self-destructing Science - Space' allows budding astronauts to explore wormholes and the big bang theory through a series of amazing interactive challenges and games.  Cutting, scribbling, folding and experimenting - it cleverly combines … Continue reading ‘Self-destructing Science – Space’ by Isabel Thomas, illustrated by Nikalas Catlon

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‘The Story of a Seagull and the Cat who Taught her to Fly’ by Luis Sepulveda, illustrated by Satoshi Kitamura

I was very excited to receive a copy of this newly re-illustrated translation from Alma Books. 'The Story of a Seagull and the Cat who Taught her to Fly' was originally written in Italian and has been translated into over 40 different languages!  Its author, Luis Sepulveda, was born in Chile and worked for several years … Continue reading ‘The Story of a Seagull and the Cat who Taught her to Fly’ by Luis Sepulveda, illustrated by Satoshi Kitamura

‘Elspeth Hart and the Magnificent Rescue’ by Sarah Forbes, illustrated by James Brown.

I was very excited to be sent a review copy of this third and final instalment of the amazing Elspeth Hart series by Sarah Forbes.  Thank you to Stripes Publishing for my copy. For those of you who've missed the first two books, Elspeth Hart is a clever and resourceful heroine who embarks upon a series … Continue reading ‘Elspeth Hart and the Magnificent Rescue’ by Sarah Forbes, illustrated by James Brown.

‘Monster Slayer’ by Brian Patten, illustrated by Chris Riddell

'One dark night, the music and singing woke a monster from a swamp....' Aaaaand, I'm hooked! This gorgeous re-working of the classic Anglo-Saxon tale, 'Beowulf,' is cloaked in dark magic and mystery from the very beginning.  I defy any reader not to be sucked into this tale of maniacal monsters, malevolent magic and heroism after … Continue reading ‘Monster Slayer’ by Brian Patten, illustrated by Chris Riddell

‘Rebel Science’ by Dan Green and David Lyttleton

It is brilliant to see non-fiction books starting to be produced in the same eye-catching way as many picture books and fiction titles already are.  Authors and publishing companies are beginning to understand that today's young readers want innovative layouts and great illustrations in the books they choose to read. 'Rebel Science' aims to introduce … Continue reading ‘Rebel Science’ by Dan Green and David Lyttleton