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 →

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 Grandma and Me by Mina Javaherbin and Lindsey Yankey

My Grandma and Me by Mina Javaherbin, illustrated by Lindsey Yankey and published by Walker Books is a beautiful, autobiographical story of a little girl's memories with her grandmother. Mina grew up in Iran with her Grandma as her constant companion. Wherever her Grandma went and whatever she was doing Mina was there with her; collecting the bread in the morning,... Continue Reading →

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 →

Dragon Post by Emma Yarlett

Dragon Post by Emma Yarlett, published by Walker Books is a truly marvellous picture book about a little boy and his new friend, a dragon. One day Alex heads into his basement and finds a dragon. A brilliant result for him as he's always wanted a dragon! The only trouble is figuring out how he'd be able to keep... Continue Reading →

Brilliant Christmas Books for Children

Christmas is nearly upon us and we've rounded up some of our favourite festive books to share and keep children entertained during the holidays. A Tiny Little Story: Christmas by Lisa Jones and Edward Underwood, published by Nosy Crow If you know a little one who will be celebrating their first Christmas this year why not introduce them to the... Continue Reading →

His Royal Tinyness: A Terrible True Story by Sally Lloyd-Jones – Interview with illustrator David Roberts

Behold! A wondrous picture book about a new baby! And if that's not enough we also have an interview with the brilliant illustrator David Roberts. His Royal Tinyness: A Terrible True Story by Sally Lloyd-Jones, illustrated by David Roberts and published by Walker Books. A fairy tale style story told from the point of view of the Princess big sister. A... Continue Reading →

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