Event: London Bridge City Summer Festival 19th July, 1.30pm – 2.15pm ~ Lou Trealeaven reads Letter to Pluto.


Lou Treleaven will be reading Letter to Pluto to children from Snowsfield Primary School as part of the London Bridge City Summer Festival at the lawn library, Hay’s Galleria on Wednesday July 19th from 1:30 to 2:15pm.

via Lou Treleaven will be reading at the London Bridge City Summer Festival, 19th July, 1:30 to 2:15pm! — Maverick Childrens Books


Conference: With Early Years in Mind


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!

Book Review: TRIANGLE



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 […]

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

Sheep fun at the library via Maverick Books


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

How do you do Mr. Gnu? By Billy Coughlan and Maddie Frost


A beautiful envelope arrived… and a gold card fluttered out.. an invitation to tea WITH THE QUEEN! But will Mr Gnu learn some manners in time for the big day? Find out on the 28th March! Here’s a sneaky peek of a very special story…

via Can a Gnu with no manners take tea with the Queen? — Maverick Childrens Books

Book Review: The Storm Whale In Winter


I think we’ve made our feelings abundantly clear about our love for Benji Davies‘ ‘The Storm Whale‘. So when we began to see snippets of a sequel, we were thrilled to hear about a new, impending adventure for Noi and his Dad. But as with all sequels, we also felt a little tug on our heartstrings, […]

via The Storm Whale In Winter by Benji Davies (Simon & Schuster) — picture books blogger

Book Review: The Wolf who cried Boy!


The Wolf Who Cried Boy! James O’Neill and Russell Ayto Picture Corgi I doubt there are many readers who aren’t familiar with the classic The Boy Who Cried Wolf story but what happens when someone turns the tale clean upside down? Well, in this instance, it’s something utterly delightful and funny to boot. On opposite sides […]

via The Wolf Who Cried Boy! — Red Reading Hub – Jillrbennett’s Reviews of Children’s Books