Diverse Children's Books · Picture 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

Diverse Children's Books · Jewish Children's Books

Books for Tu B’Shevat

Tu B’Shevat is a Jewish festival that celebrates a new year for trees just before the start of spring. It’s sometimes referred to as the trees birthday and we celebrate by taking part in different tree-related activities. These can include eating foods made with the seven species (wheat, barley, grape, fig, olive, date and pomegranate)… Continue reading Books for Tu B’Shevat

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The Book With No Pictures by B. J. Novak

“And what is the use of a book,” thought Alice, “without pictures..” This quote from Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland is one that my four-year-old very much agreed with until recently. When I asked if he’d like to read a book called The Book With No Pictures during a trip to the library he exclaimed, “No pictures?… Continue reading The Book With No Pictures by B. J. Novak