3rd June 2017 – Author Lou Treleaven to give workshop at Get Writing Conference in St. Albans

Lou Treleaven, author of Daddy & I, The Snugglewump, The Snowflake Mistake, Letter to Pluto, and Professor McQuark and the Oojamaflip, will be giving a two hour workshop on writing children’s picture books at the Get Writing conference in St Albans on the 3rd of June. Tickets are available now! For more information about the…

via Author Lou Treleaven to give a workshop at the Get Writing conference in St Albans, 3rd June! — Maverick Childrens Books

Book Review: Sleep Well Siba & Saba

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…

via Sleep Well Siba & Saba — Book Monsters

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

Book Reviews: Quiet! / The Unexpected Visitor

61ep1np4ealQuiet! Kate Alizadeh Child’s Play We join a small girl on an exciting auditory exploration of her (seemingly single-parent) family home. ‘Ssssh! Listen, what’s that noise?’ is her invitation as we follow her from room to room. Staring in the kitchen there’s the bubble bubble of the pan rattling on the cooker, the hummmmmmmm of […]

via Quiet! / The Unexpected Visitor — Red Reading Hub – Jillrbennett’s Reviews of Children’s 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: The Curious Case of the Missing Mammoth

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The Curious Case of the Missing Mammoth Ellie Hattie and Karl James Mountford Little Tiger Press Strange stomping sounds from the street waken young Oscar from his slumbers and send him outside. There he encounters a mammoth that introduces himself as Timothy and asks the lad if he’s seen baby brother mammoth, Teddy. Teddy’s crashing […]

via The Curious Case of the Missing Mammoth — Red Reading Hub – Jillrbennett’s Reviews of Children’s Books

Book Review: Tiger Tiger

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

Book review: When an elephant falls in love

When an Elephant Falls in Love Davide Cali and Alice Lotti Chronicle Books Davide Cali of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to School and The Truth About My Unbelievable Summer fame brings his sardonic wit to an exploration of falling in love, elephant style. In his straightforward text, he offers, one by one, […]

via When an Elephant Falls in Love / I Love You — Red Reading Hub – Jillrbennett’s Reviews of Children’s Books

Book Review: Thank you, Mr. Panda

Thank You, Mr Panda Steve Antony Hodder Children’s Books Mr Panda’s back in story number three – hurray! This might just be my favourite to date; the final spread certainly had me laughing out loud in delight; and I absolutely love the return of those doughnuts. Mr P. has five beautifully wrapped parcels and as […]

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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