Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book blogging initiative hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl with new themes each week. This weeks theme is Books On My Fall 2019 TBRNow I wasn't going to do this weeks prompt at first, technically I'm away at Center Parcs - and cant stop singing various Robin Hood songs … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday- My Autumn Mini-break TBR
This is a delightful addition to the Colour Fiction range with a folkish fable-like tale and intensely beautiful illustrations throughout humming with energy, movement and rich colour speaking of finding everyone’s place and value. Speedy Monkey is curious and excited about the world around him. He doesn’t want to sit and pause he wants to … Continue reading Speedy Monkey- Jeanne Willis, Chantelle & Burgen Thorne
Out this week from Buster Books is a fascinating twist on the trend for books encouraging a more ecologically sensitive lifestyle. Guardians of the Planet: How to be an Eco-Hero is produced in collaboration with Client Earth which is an environmental law charity that aims to secure a healthy planet, and there’s certainly a different … Continue reading Notable Non-Fiction: Guardians of the Planet: How to be an Eco-Hero – Clive Gifford & Jonathan Woodward
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.