Non fiction

Follow the Trail from DK Books – Minibeasts & Baby Dinosaurs

Baby Dinosaurs and Minibeasts are two brilliant new books from the Follow the Trail series by DK Books. Straight away little ones are invited to take a peek through a small hole on the front cover where they can discover what creatures are waiting for them.  This lovely feature is repeated throughout the book with a hole on every page teasing… Continue reading Follow the Trail from DK Books – Minibeasts & Baby Dinosaurs

Picture books

Hooray for Hoppy! by Tim Hopgood

If you’re looking for a picture book that celebrates the start of spring then look no further than Hooray for Hoppy! written and illustrated by Tim Hopgood and published by Macmillan Children’s Books. Hoppy the rabbit is waiting for the start of spring, he pops out of his hole each morning looking for those tell-tale signs. The first few times… Continue reading Hooray for Hoppy! by Tim Hopgood

Diverse Children's Books · Jewish Children's Books

Books for Passover

The Jewish festival of Passover (or Pesach) falls in the spring and celebrates the Jewish people being freed from slavery in Egypt. Families spend lots of time preparing for it and getting their homes ready. One way we’ve been preparing is by reading books of course! Here are some of our favourites: Is It Passover… Continue reading Books for Passover

Diverse Children's Books · Picture books

Double Trouble for Anna Hibiscus by Atinuke & Lauren Tobia

Double Trouble for Anna Hibiscus by Atinuke & Lauren Tobia, published by Walker Books is a gorgeous story about the arrival of a set of twin boys. Early one morning, Anna Hibiscus’s father wakes her up to show her a surprise… Her mother is sitting in bed with not one, but two new babies! Anna Hibiscus tells her cousins the news… Continue reading Double Trouble for Anna Hibiscus by Atinuke & Lauren Tobia

Non fiction

Really Feely Books from DK Books – Baby Animals & Farm

Spring is almost definitely here and these board books from DK Books are the perfect way to introduce very young children to the new sights and sounds of the season. Baby Animals and Farm are part of a new series of Really Feely books. These incredibly tactile books are a delight for little hands with so many different textures and raised pictures to feel.… Continue reading Really Feely Books from DK Books – Baby Animals & Farm

Picture books

The Bear Who Stared by Duncan Beedie

After enjoying the story of Jim in The Lumberjack’s Beard we were so happy to get our paws on a copy Duncan Beedie’s first picture book, The Bear Who Stared. Published by Templar Publishing, this book has been shortlisted for the Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize 2017. In this story we meet a rather shy and awkward bear. Unsure… Continue reading The Bear Who Stared by Duncan Beedie

Picture books

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