9th February 2018 victoria

Celebrating women in various professional industries throughout history with words and pictures by Kate Pankhurst. I recently came across this book at Waterstones and the illustrations of the little characters on the front cover instantly drew my attention. Then I saw the title ‘Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World’ and I was taken. I sat there and scanned through the book to see who was in it. The majority of women I had heard of even if I didn’t know their business very well. This book covers the stories of these phenomenal women; their backgrounds, tests and triumphs, in…

8th January 2018 victoria

These are books written and illustrated byJackie Morris and once you’ve seen one of her books, because of her unique style, you can definitely tell when you see another one! The first book of hers that I came across was ‘I Am Cat’. It was the ginger tabby’s captivating green eyes that grabbed my attention. As I went on to read the books I saw that it was a handful of selected felines from the cat family and interesting facts about them; their habitats and behaviours. ‘I am Cat’ is written in first person, allowing the reader to go on…

8th January 2018 victoria

I love these fun picture books which are the perfect tool for teaching your child about the famous landmarks of Britain. The simple illustrations which use just a few colours throughout the books makes it stand out from most other picture books. I recommend these books for children aged 3 to 7 years.

17th December 2017 victoria 2Comment

I was so excited to get my hands on the first book by the very funny Tolulope Ogunmefun aka T-Boy aka DontJealousMe. With pages filled with vibrant colours and bold illustrations, this is a short story with an all important lesson: everybody has a unique gift and they should embrace it. This is the perfect picture book to share with your child, I recommend this book for children ages 3 to 6.

22nd November 2017 victoria 2Comment

The Colour of Home by Mary Hoffman is a great story for introducing your child to the difficult topics of war, refugees and asylum seekers. Children all over the world have very different experiences and I think it’s important that we educate our children on these realities as appropriate. The colour of Home is a story of a boy and his family who emigrate to the UK in the midst of civil war in Somalia. The struggles of adjusting to a new culture and the reality of traumatic memories are touched upon may inspire further discussion amongst children This story…