Book Review: Very Little Rapunzel / Big Little Hippo — Red Reading Hub

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Very Little Rapunzel Teresa Heapy and Sue Heap Picture Corgi Meet Very Little Rapunzel, star of the fourth of the Very Little fairy tale series. She is, so her mum insists in need of a haircut but refuses to visit the hairdresser’s. New hairstyles are tried but none can curb the abundance of her unruly […]

via Very Little Rapunzel / Big Little Hippo — Red Reading Hub – Jillrbennett’s Reviews of Children’s Books

Picture books: a way for children to better understand stressful situations — Tiny Owl Publishing

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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…

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Book Review: The Wooden Camel — Book Monsters

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Book Monsters HQ has been very busy of late, so blog posts a little sparse. However, we’re back and have sniffed out and taken bites from some fantastic books. First up we visit Lantana Publishing who’s ethos is to ensure every child recognises themselves in books they read. Therefore Lantana Publishing have been producing unique…

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Explore the outdoors during National Bookstart Week!

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National Bookstart Week will be held from 5 – 11 June 2017. This year’s theme encourages outdoor exploration, their chosen book Everybunny Dance! by Ellie Sandall – a lovely story about friendship is guaranteed to get your little ones moving outdoors whatever the weather.

Source: National Bookstart Week

Book Review: My Daddy is a Silly Monkey/ The Dictionary of Dads

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46bfec_a203a381e44c49958dbbd0697159460b~mv2My Daddy is a Silly Monkey Dianne Hofmeyr and Carol Thompson Otter-Barry Books A little girl shares with readers, the characteristics of her dad, likening him first thing in the morning, to a huge, yawning, grizzly, grouchy bear. Then as he performs his ablutions, a toothily grinning crocodile … He becomes octopus-like as he texts, […]

via My Daddy is a Silly Monkey / The Dictionary of Dads — Red Reading Hub – Jillrbennett’s Reviews of Children’s Books

Book Review Letterpress Project: The Sungglewump ~ Maverick Children’s Book

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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…

via ‘Gentle little story that has a strong message’ Wonderful early review of The Snugglewump from The Letterpress Project — Maverick Childrens Books

Book Review: Grumpy Frog

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91iXArFtTgL-2Grumpy 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 […]

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