How picture books can help to discuss difficult topics. By Samantha Brown* When one of my friends, Katie, was five years old, her dad suddenly died. Not really sure how to explain it to her young daughter, Katie’s mom turned to a picture book. This book introduced Katie to the topic of death and helped…
The Big Bad Mood Tom Jamieson and Olga Demidova Bloomsbury Children’s Books Beware the Big Bad Mood; he’s always lurking somewhere around on the off-chance that you’ll be having one of those days when everything in the world seems to be conspiring to ruffle your feathers and make you feel thoroughly bad tempered. It’s such […]
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Sharing this great early review for The Snugglewump by Lou Treleaven and illustrated by Kate Chappell from The Letterpress Project! ‘I really liked this gentle little story that has a strong message about being confident about ones attributes, whatever these might be. I can imagine using it as a starting point for discussing…
Grumpy Frog Ed Vere Puffin Books Grumpy Frog wasn’t the only character to be leaping around when I opened his book parcel: I started leaping round the kitchen waving the book in delight especially as its arrival coincided with Earth Day and there on the first double spread is a more upbeat version of the […]
Lou Treleaven, author of Daddy & I, The Snugglewump, The Snowflake Mistake, Letter to Pluto, and Professor McQuark and the Oojamaflip, will be giving a two hour workshop on writing children’s picture books at the Get Writing conference in St Albans on the 3rd of June. Tickets are available now! For more information about the…
Get ready to play on National Children’s Day on 14th May 2017 for details about how to get involved browse over to the event website here.
“National Children’s Day UK is all about the importance of a healthy childhood and how we need to protect the rights and freedoms of children in order to ensure that they can grow into happy, healthy adults.”
Lots Nicola Davies and Emily Sutton Walker Books Subtitled ‘The Diversity of Life on Earth’ the enchanting large-sized book looks at biodiversity and interdependence on our planet. The ‘LOTS’ herein encompasses over a hundred different animals as well as numerous plants and one enthusiastic little girl narrator. By giving voice to the child, Nicola Davies […]
Rosie Revere’s Big Project Book for Bold Engineers Andrea Beaty and David Roberts Abrams Books for Young Readers From the same Beaty/Roberts team and using art from the original Rosie Revere, Engineer story, this splendid project book will surely motivate primary age children to involve themselves in all manner of exciting and creative science and […]