Picture Books with Innovative Papercraft Techniques

Sometimes children’s books are beautiful pieces of art. These books are beautiful examples of papercraft, more than just lift the flaps and peek through in the page but intricate die cuts and origami and papercutting to make reading these books an interactive experience. The Wonder Machine- Barry Timms & Laura Brenlla This is a beautiful … Continue reading Picture Books with Innovative Papercraft Techniques

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Rise Up- Amanda Li and Amy Blackwell

There have been lots of books in recent years designed to show inspiring and empowering Feminism, encouraging a less toxic form of strength and masculinity and to show that ordinary people can do extraordinary things. But often they are grown ups, rarely child focused with the odd exception for of Malala Yousafzai or more recently … Continue reading Rise Up- Amanda Li and Amy Blackwell

Event: Sophie Anderson in Conversation with Candy Gourlay- Blackwells Oxford.

Ok last weekend I was absolutely in tatters, I was in a quandary, in Oxford one of my favourite authors was going to be in conversation with another author whose work I have been very interested in. And it would be possible for me to go. Eeep. You may not know this about me but … Continue reading Event: Sophie Anderson in Conversation with Candy Gourlay- Blackwells Oxford.

Alice’s Wonderland Tea Party- Poppy Bishop & Laura Brenlla

This book just ignites children’s imaginations!! Both my girls are huge fans of Alice in Wonderland, we even were at an Alice in Wonderland exhibition at the The Oxfordshire Museum in Woodstock, Oxfordshire the morning that this arrived and so it was met with lots of squeals from the pair. The book is an imagining … Continue reading Alice’s Wonderland Tea Party- Poppy Bishop & Laura Brenlla

Trailblazers: Jane Goodall A Life With Chimps- Anita Ganeri illustrators: Luisa Uribe, George Ermos and Keiron Ward

I’ve always had the most respect for Dr Jane Goodall, she’s an incredible role model for working hard for dreams without compromising your values and tirelessly campaigning to protect the animals she respects. This book is outstanding as it not only tells the life to the present day of Dr Jane Goodall but it is … Continue reading Trailblazers: Jane Goodall A Life With Chimps- Anita Ganeri illustrators: Luisa Uribe, George Ermos and Keiron Ward