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 […]
Did you know that this week is National Gardening Week? Click on the link for details of activities and events happening around the country to get you in the mood. Go on #StartSomethingBeautiful.
Lantana Publishing are an independent publishing company who specialise in producing great quality diverse children’s books. Their wonderful tagline being “Because all children deserve to see themselves in the books they read.” sums up what they do incredibly well. I am a big fan of their books, and have others to feature soon on Book…
Sharing information about World Autism Awareness Week 2017 which gets underway next week. Resources to get schools, employers and the local community involved can be found here – World Autism Awareness Week 27th March – 2nd April 2017.
Triangle Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen Walker Books Knowledge of a friend’s ophidiophobia is in part, the driving force behind Triangle’s foray from his home in his triangular neighbourhood, across a barren place of rocky humps ‘They were shapes with no names’ Barnett informs us; and on through the place of squares – big, medium […]
Granny Mutton author Amanda Brandon brought socks, scarves and sheep fun to Rayleigh Library recently. Children checked in for a morning of story-telling and crafts based on Amanda’s farmyard Granny Mutton Yarn series of picture books, plus a chance to see Granny’s famous 13ft long knitted scarf! Amanda whose latest book A Knit…
World Book Day shines a spotlight onto the subject of books and reading all over the world and this year I was lucky enough to spend the week with a large array of children and adults, many of them dressed as their favourite book characters! My first stop was St Cleer Primary School, who welcomed […]