Planet Omar: Incredible Rescue Mission by Zanib Mian and Nasaya Mafaridik

Planet Omar: Incredible Rescue Mission by Zanib Mian, illustrated by Nasaya Mafaridik is the third installment in this brilliantly funny series published by Hodder Children's Books. In this book, Omar and his friends are shocked when they go back to school in September to find their teacher, Mrs Hutchinson (best teacher in the world), has... Continue Reading →

Lena, the Sea and Me by Maria Parr

Lena, the Sea and Me by Maria Parr is a Norwegian middle grade book that has been translated into English by Guy Puzey and published by Walker Books. Having grown up together in Mathildewick Cove, a small town on the coast in Norway, Trille and his best friend Lena spent their childhood playing in the cove, planning daring adventures and... Continue Reading →

Fabio The World’s Greatest Flamingo Detective: Mystery on the Ostrich Express by Laura James and Emily Fox

Fabio The World's Greatest Flamingo Detective: Mystery on the Ostrich Express by Laura James, illustrated by Emily Fox and published by Bloomsbury is the second book in this funny detective series from the writer who brought us Captain Pug.   Fabio the flamingo lives on the banks of Lake Laloozee and he's the world's greatest detective. Bright pink, skinny and... Continue Reading →

Children’s Books about Refugees

Refugee Week happens every year around World Refugee Day on the 20th of June. Starting in 1998 in response to negative attitudes towards refugees in the media, Refugee Week aims to educate, build better understanding within communities and celebrate the lives and achievements of refugees through arts, cultural and educational events. My Name is not... Continue Reading →

My Story: Suffragette by Carol Drinkwater

My Story: Suffragette by Carol Drinkwater is part of the My Story series of YA novels based on true events and times in history, published by Scholastic. This is the story of Dollie, a fourteen-year-old girl who becomes swept up in the fight for votes for women. Following the death of her father, Dollie's mother struggles to provide for... Continue Reading →

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