Are you a literacy lover, a word wizard or an animal admirer? Then I have the picture book for you! Absolutely crammed full with a whole menagerie of collective nouns for some of your favourite animals, 'A Pandemonium of Parrots and other animals' is a visual delight from start to finish. No common herds of … Continue reading ‘A Pandemonium of Parrots and other animals,’ by Hui Skipp.
Fred is a fox who was born in the city. One day, he hears about a place called the wild... Fred is out foraging in bins with his cousins one night, when things don't quite go to plan. He flees to a rooftop to hide and asks the birds flying overhead where they're going. As … Continue reading ‘The Fox and the Wild,’ by Clive McFarland.
Most people cannot see ghosts. Can you? Leo has lived by himself in a house on the edge of the city for many years, reading his books and drawing pictures. When a new family move in, they are terrified by Leo's efforts to welcome them to his house. Leo decides to become a roaming ghost … Continue reading ‘Leo – A Ghost Story,’ by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Christian Robinson.
The front cover of this book oozed magic and mystery to me, so I was thrilled to get hold a copy to review. Upon opening the book, I wasn't disappointed! Slate-topped mountains, towering crags and silvery becks greeted me as I was introduced to the wild-hearted main character, Indigo. Indigo who dreams of exploring and of … Continue reading ‘Indigo’s Dragon,’ by Sofi Croft.
We were delighted to recently be sent copies of the magnificent 'Malkin Moonlight' to review on behalf of TES Online. As a kitten, Malkin escapes the clutches of death and is touched by the moonlight – he’s destined for something special. Now on his third life, Malkin falls in love with Roux, a domestic … Continue reading ‘Malkin Moonlight,’ by Emma Cox.
Ahoy there, landlubbers! Captain Crankie and his best friend, Seadog Steve are sick and tired of the other villagers dumping their rubbish in their back gardens and streets. They decide they simply MUST take action... The only problem, is that Captain Crankie's solution ends up upsetting all the marine creatures who inhabit the sea he fishes … Continue reading ‘Captain Crankie & Seadog Steve,’ by Vivian French, illustrated by Alison Bartlett.
Everybody loves the fascinating creatures of myth and legend. With their magic powers, fearful strength and sometimes terrifying appearances, children and adults alike have been enthralled for centuries. This could be the perfect book for them- cleverly combining the relaxing (and increasingly popular) pastime of colouring detailed illustrations with plenty of information about more than 90 beasts from folklore … Continue reading ‘The Book of Beasts – Colour and Discover,’ by Jonny Marx, illustrated by Angela Rizza.
On the first day of the new year, the mailman brings a surprise - a penguin! At first, everyone is quite excited at the prospect of having a pet penguin to look after. But then, the next day, another arrives, and another, and another...until, by the end of the week, they have seven penguins! Day … Continue reading ‘365 Penguins,’ by Jean-Luc Fromental and Joelle Jolivet.
It's a beautiful summer's day so Squirrel and Mole decide to go on a picnic. This should be fairly simple, but Squirrel is determined that this will be the Most Perfect Picnic Ever. Squirrel and long-suffering Mole may be the best of friends and do everything together, but they couldn't be more different. Squirrel wants … Continue reading ‘The Perfect Picnic,’ by Ciara Flood
Dara Palmer's life is one big drama. She knows that she's destined to end up on the big screen as a world-famous movie star, so can't understand why she never gets even the tiniest part in her school's plays. Dara is starting to think that the reason she never gets any of the big parts is because … Continue reading ‘Dara Palmer’s Major Drama,’ by Emma Shevah, illustrated by Helen Cranford-White
Life was simple for feisty ten-year-old Robyn Silver, until she suddenly started seeing strange creatures around her town. Creatures that were invisible to anyone else... Robyn is the often-ignored middle child of five. Her main worries are how to secure the last slice of pizza and survive sharing a bedroom with her annoying little sister. … Continue reading ‘Robyn Silver – The Midnight Chimes,’ by Paula Harrison, illustrated by Renee Kurilla.
Have you ever wondered just how quickly a tortoise actually goes? Or just how fast you'd need to be to be faster than a speeding bullet? Then this is the book for you! This glorious picture book is crammed full of striking illustrations and fascinating facts to tantalise young minds. My my trusty sidekick dived in headfirst … Continue reading ‘Full Speed Ahead! How Fast Things Go,’ by Cruschiform