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Sadie and the Big Mountain by Jamie Korngold & Julie Fortenberry

Shavuot is the Jewish festival celebrating the return of Moses from Mount Sinai after receiving the ten commandments. To help us celebrate, PJ Library sent us Sadie and the Big Mountain by Jamie Korngold and Julie Fortenberry, published by Kar-Ben Publishing. Sadie and her classmates are getting ready to celebrate Shavuot with a hike up their own Mount Sinai. Everyone is… Continue reading Sadie and the Big Mountain by Jamie Korngold & Julie Fortenberry

Children's Literary Events · Picture books

WOW! Said the Owl by Tim Hopgood and performance by Little Angel Theatre

One of our absolute favourite picture books is WOW! Said the Owl by Tim Hopgood. Published by Macmillan Children’s Books this is a gorgeous story of discovery and colours. One day a little owl decides to embark on an adventure, instead of going to sleep in the morning she decides to stay up and see what the day time is… Continue reading WOW! Said the Owl by Tim Hopgood and performance by Little Angel Theatre

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The Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat by Coral Rumble and Charlotte Cooke

The Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat by Coral Rumble, illustrated by Charlotte Cooke and published by Wacky Bee Books is a creative adaptation of the well known poem. In this version however, the owl and the pussycat are two children in fancy dress and their beautiful pea green boat is actually a box on the living room floor.… Continue reading The Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat by Coral Rumble and Charlotte Cooke

Children's Literary Events · Picture books

GRRRRR! by Rob Biddulph at the Bradford Literature Festival

During a visit to the Bradford Literature Festival we were treated to a reading of GRRRRR! by the author himself, Rob Biddulph. Published by Harper Collins, this is the story of Fred, the best bear in the wood. For three years in a row Fred has won the contest to claim this title. When it comes to all… Continue reading GRRRRR! by Rob Biddulph at the Bradford Literature Festival

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The Giant Jumperee by Julia Donaldson and Helen Oxenbury

Julia Donaldson has teamed up with Helen Oxenbury for her latest picture book, The Giant Jumperee. Published by Puffin Books this is a beautiful book sure to please fans of both. Hiding away underground is a mysterious creature, it calls itself The Giant Jumperee and it’s giving all the animals a terrible fright. Rabbit is the first to discover it as… Continue reading The Giant Jumperee by Julia Donaldson and Helen Oxenbury