Conference: With Early Years in Mind

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I’m very pleased to share details about this conference, an essential event for early years leaders, managers and practitioners. Full details about the event and expert speakers can be found here. Not to be missed!

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Book Review: How do you do, Mr. Gnu?/ What’s More Scary?

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Gnu-COVER-RGB-LR-JPEG1-2How do you do, Mr Gnu? Billy Coughlan and Maddie Frost Maverick Arts Publishing Gnu has received a royal invitation, to take tea with Her Majesty the Queen no less. First though he needs to polish up his etiquette and for this he has plenty of role models: the dogs with their polite begging “Woof” […]

via How do you do, Mr Gnu? / What’s More Scary? — Red Reading Hub – Jillrbennett’s Reviews of Children’s Books

WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS WEEK 2017

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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.

 

Book Review: The Everywhere Bear

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The Everywhere Bear Julia Donaldson and Rebecca Cobb Macmillan Children’s Books Those of us who work with young children have probably had at some time, a travelling ted or other soft toy that either went home in a storysack, with each child in turn, together with a book for drawing/writing their experiences; or one that […]

via The Everywhere Bear — Red Reading Hub – Jillrbennett’s Reviews of Children’s Books

Sheep fun at the library via Maverick Books

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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…

via SHEEP FUN AT THE LIBRARY! — Maverick Childrens Books

Book Review: Let’s Find Fred

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Let’s Find Fred Steven Lenton Scholastic It’s early evening in Garden City Zoo; all the animals are snuggled up ready for sleep, all that is except one. Fred is anything but ready for his bedtime story; in fact he’s off on an adventure … albeit with zookeeper Fred on his trusty old motor scooter, […]

via Let’s Find Fred — Red Reading Hub – Jillrbennett’s Reviews of Children’s Books

Book Review: Tiger Tiger

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Tiger Tiger Jonny Lambert Little Tiger Press I randomly opened my copy of Jonny Lambert’s latest offering at this spread … and instantly knew I was in picture book paradise. That strutting Tiger looking so disdainful while an excited Cub is endeavouring to interest him in the colourful butterfly he’s just spotted on a plant, […]

via Tiger Tiger — Red Reading Hub – Jillrbennett’s Reviews of Children’s Books