Game of Stones Rebecca Lisle and Richard Watson Maverick Arts Publishing Young Pod of Stone Underpants fame is back and he’s in inventive mode once more. Now he wants to make a ‘whizzy’ game to amuse his younger brother, Hinge. His first creation is certainly that but there appears to be a design fault … […]
Bonkers About Beetroot Cath Jones and Chris Jevons Maverick Arts Publishing Sunset Safari Park is in danger of being closed down due to a distinct lack of visitors. Zebra calls a meeting of its inmates in the hope they might have suggestions as to how to save their home. Despite Penguin’s discouraging “Nobody comes because […]
Baabwaa & Wooliam David Elliott and Melissa Sweet Walker Books Wooliam is a sheep – a sheep with a penchant for reading: how cool is that! Baabwaa is also a sheep: she enjoys knitting – a more likely activity for a farm resident. These two are best friends. ‘Sounds kind of boring. But they like […]
Hide and Seek Anthony Browne Doubleday There are search and find picture books aplenty and then there is Anthony Browne’s game of Hide and Seek, which is in an altogether different class: a class of its own. And it’s actually Anthony Browne’s 50th picture book of his career. Herein the search is for a missing […]
Oi Cat! Kes Gray and Jim Field Hodder Children’s Books Frog is a stickler for the rules – his rules in particular – which is unfortunate for Cat whose turn it is to have his own book. Sadly though, for the feline at least, it’s been decreed that he, and all cats now ‘sit on […]
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A graphic novel like no other, we urge you to share this powerful and timely tale, far and wide. ‘Illegal‘ is a hard-hitting, empathetically illustrated piece of fiction and one which makes for a particularly tough, but a nonetheless very necessary read. The story will undoubtedly help younger readers understand more clearly the plight of refugees […]