Julian is a Mermaid by Jessica Love

Julian Is a Mermaid by Jessica Love, published by Walker Books, is the most refreshing and uplifting picture book that we have read for a long time, it's no wonder it has recently been nominated for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize. Julian is out with his Nana when a group of majestic mermaids board the same train... Continue Reading →

Fearless Mirabelle by Katie Haworth and Nila Aye

Fearless Mirabelle by Katie Haworth, illustrated by Nila Aye and published by Templar Publishing. Meg and Mirabelle Moffat are the twin daughters of famous circus acrobats. They may look the same but they couldn't be more different. Right from when they were small, Mirabelle was the one who had clearly inherited their parents acrobatic skills with her love of... Continue Reading →

The Journey by Francesca Sanna

The Journey by Francesca Sanna, published by Flying Eye Books is a perfect example of how powerful picture books can be. The story follows an ordinary family who enjoyed normal things like days out at the seaside until their lives were torn apart by war. Their father is killed so their mother, frightened and worried for her family's safety,... Continue Reading →

Perfectly Norman by Tom Percival

Perfectly Norman by Tom Percival, published by Bloomsbury is an incredibly moving picture book with a story and a message that will warm your heart. Norman was a fairly normal boy doing normal things until one day... he grew wings. Norman is quite shocked by this but also thinks it's pretty wonderful as he zooms up into the sky... Continue Reading →

Lucy Ladybird by Sharon King-Chai

Treating everyone equally is such an incredibly important message to instill in our children from a very young age. And in Lucy Ladybird by Sharon King-Chai this is the main theme. Published by Templar Publishing it is a beautifully colourful book about embracing and celebrating difference. Lucy Ladybird has no spots. She looks at her fellow ladybirds and wishes she could be... Continue Reading →

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