This awesome book is a collaboration between DK Books and the Royal Horticultural Society bringing together; the written work of soil scientist and worm enthusiast Dr Jackie Stroud; and Dr Marc Redmile-Gordon soil scientist and Climate Change expert; with the illustrations of Wenjia Tang. Under Your Feet is an incredibly stylish book from its gorgeous … Continue reading Under Your Feet -Dr Jackie Stroud, Dr Marc Redmile-Gordon & illustrated by Wenjia Tang
50 years ago right about now Apollo 13 was about 2 days away (April 14th) from the infamous communication ‘Houston, we have a problem’ which prompted a flurry of problem solving, engineering and mathematical genius to bring home the three men on-board the stricken space module and showing that courage and ingenuity can do seemingly … Continue reading Survival in Space: The Apollo 13 Mission by David Long & illustrated by Stefano Tambellini
Princess Poppy Fantastic No Plastic is the follow up to 2019’s Please Please Please Save the Bees which has recently had a reprint cover makeover to compliment this design of Fantastic, No Plastic. The styling is a lovely up to date twist on the branding of the older picture and young fiction Princess Poppy series … Continue reading Princess Poppy: Fantastic No Plastic by Janey Louise Jones & Jennie Poh +Activity
We were delighted when we won a copy of Once Upon A Dragon’s Fire from Toppsta. This book is a lovely mythopoeic tale that takes the idea of explaining how dragons got their fire. But it also has hidden depths, undulating below the sweet story of two brave small children is challenging gossip and not … Continue reading Once upon a dragon’s fire- Beatrice Blue
I know, it’s scary, it’s frustrating. But we can get through it. Schools have shutdown across the world and millions of parents are suddenly becoming their child’s teacher never expecting to find themselves in this situation and many are feeling worried, out of their depth and frustrated that it’s not going as well as expected. … Continue reading In the time of Shut Schools, What I’ve learned as an ex teacher from 3 years home educating.
Recycle and remake is a book full of crafts and encourages you to look at what you have and to make something new out of it rather than single use plastics being thrown away all the time. LittleFae has already seen a few crafts that she wants to try out and I am very interested … Continue reading Notable Non-Fiction: Recycle and Remake
Do you need a good giggle? Laughter can be the finest medicine when you are feeling the worries of the world, to release endorphins and bodily tension can make you feel brighter and bolder if only for a temporary boost. Here are three recently published Picture Books that have had us chortling away that I … Continue reading Three New Picture Books for when you need a laugh (with added stealthy learning!)