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
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
As soon as I saw the teaser materials for Skeleton Keys I knew this book was going to be loved in our house and when I picked up a early release copy in Blackwells Oxford I was so excited to get this book home to enjoy. Littlefae has basically claimed this book as her own, … Continue reading Skeleton Keys: The Unimaginary Friend-Guy Bass and Pete Williamson
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.
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
Nadia has done it again with another wonderful adventure with Billy and Fat Cat. We had such fun reading Billy and the Beast that we were delighted to hear of a sequel! This time Billy has to go on a fantasy style quest to save Fat Cat with misunderstandings, indomitable spirit, problem solving and a … Continue reading Billy and the Dragon – Nadia Shireen
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