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I Love My Mummy by Giles Andreae & Emma Dodd

I Love My Mummy by Giles Andreae, illustrated by Emma Dodd and published by Orchard Books is a charming and funny look at the unique relationship between mummies and their babies. Written in the sort of light-hearted and comical rhyme that you would expect from Giles Andreae, the book follows a little boy as he shows us all the reasons… Continue reading I Love My Mummy by Giles Andreae & Emma Dodd

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Playtown by Roger Priddy, illustrated by Dan Green

Playtown by Roger Priddy, illustrated by Dan Green and published by Priddy Books is a fun and engaging lift-the-flap book for young children. Each page shows a different scene in Playtown from shops on the high street and travellers at the train station to staying at a hotel and visiting the zoo. Rich in colour and detail, this book is… Continue reading Playtown by Roger Priddy, illustrated by Dan Green

Diverse Children's Books

The Swirling Hijaab by Na’ima bint Robert, illustrated by Nilesh Mistry

The Swirling Hijaab by Na’ima bint Robert, illustrated by Nilesh Mistry and published by Mantra Lingua, is a beautiful and imaginative exploration of a hijaab, a Muslim woman’s head covering. The story follows a little girl who introduces us to her mother’s hijaab and then takes us inside her imagination with the hijaab acting as the inspiration for each new… Continue reading The Swirling Hijaab by Na’ima bint Robert, illustrated by Nilesh Mistry

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Small Talk books – Bedtime and At the Park by Nicola Lathey & Tracey Blake

Bedtime and At the Park are two books from the Small Talk series by speech experts Nicola Lathey and Tracey Blake. Published by Campbell Books, an imprint of Pan Macmillan, and illustrated by Ailie Busby. These books have been designed to assist children in learning to talk during the stage of language development from birth to 2 years. They focus on repeating and encouraging different sounds whilst… Continue reading Small Talk books – Bedtime and At the Park by Nicola Lathey & Tracey Blake

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The Lumberjack’s Beard by Duncan Beedie

The Lumberjack’s Beard by Duncan Beedie, published by Templar Books, is a wonderful picture book which also includes an important environmental message. In this book we meet lumberjack Jim Hickory. A creature of habit, Jim follows the same routine each day; he gets up, does his exercises, eats a huge stack of pancakes and sets about chopping down trees… Continue reading The Lumberjack’s Beard by Duncan Beedie