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Bizzy Bear: Pirate Adventure! Nosy Crow & Benji Davies

Pirates are a constant theme in our house at the moment, my bigger boy can’t get enough of them. Consequently, we’re reading a lot of pirate books. We’ve had Bizzy Bear: Pirate Adventure since he was quite small but he still enjoys reading it and has just started to share it with his baby brother… Continue reading Bizzy Bear: Pirate Adventure! Nosy Crow & Benji Davies

Diverse Children's Books · Jewish Children's Books

The Purim Superhero

The Purim Superhero by Elisabeth Kushner, illustrated by Mike Byrne and published by Kar-Ben Publishing. I think the story was inspired by a real Purim event that had been sponsored by an organisation called Keshet. Keshet support the inclusion of LGBT jews in Jewish life. This is the story of Nate who is excitedly preparing… Continue reading The Purim Superhero

Diverse Children's Books · Jewish Children's Books

One, Two, Three, Purim! by Naomi Shulman, illustrated by Nora Hilb

This week we are celebrating the Jewish festival of Purim. This is one of the most exciting festivals for children for the following reasons: You get to wear fancy dress. People give you lots of sweet treats. You are TOLD to make as much noise as you can! (An additional exciting point about this festival… Continue reading One, Two, Three, Purim! by Naomi Shulman, illustrated by Nora Hilb

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Don’t Put Mustard in the Custard by Michael Rosen – World Poetry Day

Today is World Poetry Day and to celebrate I thought I would review a book of poems by Michael Rosen, illustrated by Quentin Blake – Don’t Put Mustard in the Custard. My edition was published in 1987 by Fontana Picture Lions. I loved this book when I was younger, the poems in it are funny, silly and thought… Continue reading Don’t Put Mustard in the Custard by Michael Rosen – World Poetry Day

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

In honour of British Science Week we’ve decided to review The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. Children are never too young to enjoy a book and never too young to start learning about science. And what better way to strike wonder into small minds than this beautiful story about the amazing transformation of a creature… Continue reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Children's Literary Events · Picture books

The Night Pirates at The York Literature Festival

When I told my bigger boy that I’d enrolled him in pirate school he was thrilled and couldn’t wait to go. An event put on by the York Literature Festival, this was actually an interactive theatre class as part of the York Literature Festival. Run by Hoglets, a York based theatre and story telling class… Continue reading The Night Pirates at The York Literature Festival