Book Review: The Hamster

The Hamster Book Silvia Borando Walker Books I’m a huge Minibombo (Shapes Reshape!, Open Up Please!) enthusiast and so was thrilled so see the latest book in Silvia Borando’s superb series. Here, in tandem with an authorial narrative is – in similar fashion to Hervé Tulllet – a series of instructions (in blue print), kind […]

via The Hamster Book — Red Reading Hub – Jillrbennett’s Reviews of Children’s Books

Book Review: The Land of Nod

The Land of Nod Robert Louis Stevenson and Robert Hunter Flying Eye Books An altogether contemporary feel has been given to a classic Robert Louis Stevenson children’s poem through the fantastical artistry of illustrator Robert Hunter. Herein we meet an injured boy who spends his days indoors at home with nothing but his toys for […]

via The Land of Nod — Red Reading Hub – Jillrbennett’s Reviews of Children’s Books

Book review: Mum…

There has recently been a resurgence and reinvention of some much loved classic children’s books, specifically for adults as gifts. The Ladybird books and now Famous Five. Brilliant gifts, that adults can identify with and enjoy. Mum … created by Morty Sey and Scott Chegg is a read for children first and foremost, but, the…

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Book Review: Leaping Lemmings

We love a tale that dares someone to be different and shows that standing out from the crowd can often be a positive experience. Take lemmings as a perfect example, they’re all alike. They look alike, sound alike and they even act alike, except that is, for one. Meet Larry. Larry likes to play with the puffins, bang […]

via Leaping Lemmings by John Briggs & Nicola Slater (Sterling Books) — picture books blogger

Book Review: Black Powder

‘Black Powder’ is the explosive debut from Ally Sherrick packed full of excitement, danger and intrigue. England 1605, Twelve year old Tom is in a terrifying race against time to save his father from the hangman’s noose. In desperation he makes a deal with a fearsome scarred stranger, know only as the Falcon. But unwittingly Tom […]

via Black Powder – Ally Sherrick — bookloverjo

‘Biscuit Blast Off!’ – An Early Reader with Maverick Books — Clare Helen Welsh

Yesterday we returned to Waterstones, Drake Circus, Plymouth, almost a year to the day that ‘Aerodynamics of Biscuits’ was first launched! This time we were celebrating the news that Oliver and the pirate mice will be published as an early reader (purple band) by Maverick Books, illustrated by Sophia Touliatou. Of course, no celebration is […]

via ‘Biscuit Blast Off!’ – An Early Reader with Maverick Books — Clare Helen Welsh

“A fantastic book, superb stories, well written and loved by all!” — Maverick Childrens Books

We are so thrilled to say that Rickety Rocket has scooped the Bizziebaby Gold Award! The collection of three space stories received some amazing 5* reviews, here are some of our favourite comments: “A very easy book to read or be read for a child. The characters in the book were very believable and easy…

via “A fantastic book, superb stories, well written and loved by all!” — Maverick Childrens Books

Book Review: Alone Together

‘Alone Together’ is a highly compelling picture book on the concept of opposites. But this isn’t your run-of-the-mill book on opposites, oh no! It’s a clever and thought-provoking, fresh approach to opposites, with very different opposing variants. It is a visually astute book on contrasting examples with rich and varied language. Smattered with traditional vocabulary yet introducing new, […]

via Alone Together by Clayton Junior (Words & Pictures) — picture books blogger