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

Picture books

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

Picture books

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

Non fiction

Follow the Trail from DK Books – Minibeasts & Baby Dinosaurs

Baby Dinosaurs and Minibeasts are two brilliant new books from the Follow the Trail series by DK Books. Straight away little ones are invited to take a peek through a small hole on the front cover where they can discover what creatures are waiting for them.  This lovely feature is repeated throughout the book with a hole on every page teasing… Continue reading Follow the Trail from DK Books – Minibeasts & Baby Dinosaurs

Picture books

Hooray for Hoppy! by Tim Hopgood

If you’re looking for a picture book that celebrates the start of spring then look no further than Hooray for Hoppy! written and illustrated by Tim Hopgood and published by Macmillan Children’s Books. Hoppy the rabbit is waiting for the start of spring, he pops out of his hole each morning looking for those tell-tale signs. The first few times… Continue reading Hooray for Hoppy! by Tim Hopgood