The Story Puppy- Holly Webb & Sophy Williams

The story puppy by Holly Webb

I'm admittedly a fan of Holly Webb and Sophy Williams' collaboration in Animal Stories but, Oh! this one squeezed my heart!!  Jack is very good at maths but he struggles to read, so much it makes him angry and lash out at others but he won’t tell anyone the truth. One day his big sister … Continue reading The Story Puppy- Holly Webb & Sophy Williams

Guest Post: The Bat Book & Research Process- Charlotte Milner

I’m a huge fan of Charlotte Milner’s books. We have and love The Bee Book and The Sea Book and recently acquired her B is for Bee (Which is a fabulous version of The Bee Book accessible for preschoolers 💜) but I particularly love this one The Bat Book. Bats have a bad reputation largely … Continue reading Guest Post: The Bat Book & Research Process- Charlotte Milner

I Don’t Like Books. Never. Ever. The End by Emma Perry & Sharon Davey

Many young children go through a block when they start to read for themselves and this can come from a variety of places and manifest in different ways. In Daisy Hirst's I Do Not Like Books Anymore it was partly because Natalie was struggling with the mechanics of reading, converting squiggles into sounds which is … Continue reading I Don’t Like Books. Never. Ever. The End by Emma Perry & Sharon Davey

Notable Nonfiction: Wild Lives 50 Extraordinary Animals That Made History- Ben Lerwill & Sarah Walsh

Ok, there have been a lot of twists on the Empowering stories especially in STEM for girls and for boys of healthy masculinity but this is definitely something different altogether. Whilst certainly this is riding the Environmentalism trend (in a good way!) it also has a wonderful mix of conservation, history and politics and a … Continue reading Notable Nonfiction: Wild Lives 50 Extraordinary Animals That Made History- Ben Lerwill & Sarah Walsh

Notable Non-Fiction: Guardians of the Planet: How to be an Eco-Hero – Clive Gifford & Jonathan Woodward

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

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