Picture books

The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams, illustrated by Sarah Massini

There is something special about the relationships that children form with their toys and never has a book highlighted this better than The Velveteen Rabbit. Originally published in 1922 and written by Margery Williams it has now been republished by Nosy Crow and illustrated by Sarah Massini. This classic tale tells of a new rabbit toy given to a boy at Christmas. At… Continue reading The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams, illustrated by Sarah Massini

Picture books

How to Hide a Lion at School by Helen Stephens

How to Hide a Lion at School by Helen Stephens (published by Alison Green Books for Scholastic) is the third in a series of stories about Iris and her faithful Lion. You can read our review of the first book, How to Hide a Lion. (The second book, How to Hide a Lion from Grandma, was a birthday present for my… Continue reading How to Hide a Lion at School by Helen Stephens

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Nosh, Schlep, Schluff: BabYiddish by Laurel Snyder, illustrated by Tiphanie Beeke

Nosh, Schlep, Schluff: BabYiddish written by Laurel Snyder and illustrated by Tiphanie Beeke (published by Random House) is a very sweet board book that introduces popular Yiddish words into your baby’s vocabulary. Yiddish is a language that was spoken by Jewish people in Europe before the Second World War. It is still spoken by some communities today but even in those where… Continue reading Nosh, Schlep, Schluff: BabYiddish by Laurel Snyder, illustrated by Tiphanie Beeke

Picture books

Dylan the Doctor by Guy Parker-Rees – plus GIVEAWAY!

We are so excited to be taking part in our first ever blog tour and we’re rounding this one off with a giveaway to boot. Details on how to enter are further down this post. Dylan the Doctor is a new picture book (and the first in a series) written and illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees. Published by Alison Green Books for Scholastic this… Continue reading Dylan the Doctor by Guy Parker-Rees – plus GIVEAWAY!

Children's Literary Events · Picture books

The Wind in the Willows – Retold by Lesley Sims, illustrated by Mauro Evangelista & performance in Knaresborough

The Wind in the Willows is a classic tale written by Kenneth Grahame that has been retold by Lesley Sims and illustrated by Mauro Evangelista (published by Usborne) for young readers. The story tells of four friends, Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad. Toad is the rich resident of Toad Hall, an eccentric character who is wowed by the new and the… Continue reading The Wind in the Willows – Retold by Lesley Sims, illustrated by Mauro Evangelista & performance in Knaresborough

Children's Literary Events · Picture books

The Perfect Picnic by Ciara Flood & Brambly Hedge at NiddFest

Is there anything more enjoyable than the perfect picnic? Living in the UK we have had our fair share of picnics in wind, cold weather or rain, sometimes all three. You just have to make do otherwise you might never have one! This is most definitely not the view of Squirrel in The Perfect Picnic by Ciara Flood (published… Continue reading The Perfect Picnic by Ciara Flood & Brambly Hedge at NiddFest

Children's Literary Events · Picture books

How to Hide a Lion by Helen Stephens at NiddFest

How to Hide a Lion written and illustrated by Helen Stephens (published by Alison Green Books, Scholastic) is a funny story about a little girl called Iris and her new friend, a lion. The lion in question arrived in Iris’s town, quite innocently, looking to buy a hat but for some reason the people of the town were completely terrified and… Continue reading How to Hide a Lion by Helen Stephens at NiddFest