Picture books

Hugless Douglas and the Great Cake Bake by David Melling

Hugless Douglas is the star of a series of picture books and this latest book is our first introduction to him. Hugless Douglas and the Great Cake Bake, written and illustrated by David Melling and published by Hodder Children’s Books, jumped out to us as it combines two of our favourite things – books and cake! Douglas, a friendly and… Continue reading Hugless Douglas and the Great Cake Bake by David Melling

Diverse Children's Books · Picture books

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle in Hebrew and English – Raising bilingual readers

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle was originally published in 1969 and is a true classic book for children. It was the first book that we bought for my eldest when I was pregnant with him and it has been read and re-read countless numbers of times. We have a lot of love for this book and reviewed… Continue reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle in Hebrew and English – Raising bilingual readers

Children's Literary Events

Q & A with Jane Hissey – Happy Birthday Old Bear blog tour

Welcome to our stop on the Happy Birthday Old Bear blog tour. Old Bear was originally published 30 years ago and to celebrate this big birthday Jane Hissey has written a new story – Happy Birthday Old Bear. You can read our review of this gorgeous new book here. I can’t tell you how excited I… Continue reading Q & A with Jane Hissey – Happy Birthday Old Bear blog tour

Picture books

Happy Birthday Old Bear by Jane Hissey

Old Bear is one of my favourite books from when I was a child (read our review here), it was published 30 years ago and now, author and illustrator Jane Hissey has written a new book to celebrate. Happy Birthday Old Bear published by Scribblers. We even have a new character in this book, a very lovable elephant named… Continue reading Happy Birthday Old Bear by Jane Hissey

Non fiction

Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World by Kate Pankhurst

A history book with a difference, Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World is a wonderfully refreshing look at some of the bravest, smartest and down-right incredible women in history. Published by Bloomsbury, this book is written and illustrated by Kate Pankhurst  (who also happens to be a descendant of Emmeline Pankhurst). On this brilliant journey through time, we are introduced to… Continue reading Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World by Kate Pankhurst

Picture books

Captain Crankie & Seadog Steve by Vivian French and Alison Bartlett

Captain Crankie & Seadog Steve by Vivian French, illustrated by Alison Bartlett is a new picture book published by independent publishers Little Door Books. It tells the story of Captain Crankie who lives by the sea and takes visitors out to see the dolphins and seals on his boat the Mary Rose. Crankie and his faithful dog, Seadog Steve live… Continue reading Captain Crankie & Seadog Steve by Vivian French and Alison Bartlett