Today’s review is a little different as I took part in the Chicken House Instagram tour for By Rowan and Oak that asked us to create a nature table to evoke the meaning across these two novels which tell the tale of a small group of Hidden Folk awakening in Spring to the realisation that … Continue reading By Rowan and Oak- Melissa Harrison
Keeper Of Secrets by Sarah J Dodd is a perfect wintery Christmassy read. It’s a book that I know I will be rereading year after year to reimmerse in the tale of Emily and Lotta the Lynx Kitten. But it also is a wonderfully thoughtful and quietly mind-shifting novel dealing with issues of grief, but … Continue reading Keeper of Secrets by Sarah J Dodd
I am so happy to be today’s stop on the blog tour for There’s a Rang-tan In My Bedroom by James Sellick & Frann Preston-Gammon, a timely, poignant and powerfully eco-political and educational book. Though fair warning, I may get a little passionate in this post!! There’s a Rang-tan In My Bedroom is the book … Continue reading Blog Tour: There’s a Rang-tan in my Bedroom- James Sellick & Frann Preston-Gammon. Foreword by Emma Thompson.
This is such a gorgeous series, we have both Little Lion and Penguin rescue so we were over the moon to read Little Tiger Rescue and I have to say this one is absolute brilliant with lots of deeper meaning as well as fun. Fliss wants to be a vet when she grows up and … Continue reading Little Tiger Rescue- Rachel Delahaye, illustrated by Jo Ann Davies
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
With the current crises that society is going through particularly with school closures, Dear Earth offers an opportunity for children to celebrate our planet, learn about Habitats and practice their writing skills to be like Tessa and write our own letters of love to our planet. With recent tales of reduced Nitrogen emissions, satellite images … Continue reading Dear Earth by Isabel Otter and Clara Anganuzzi
This is such an incredibly clever book. It feels like how a good storyteller may have narrated a non-fiction book that a younger child may have selected for bed time, which is lovely. But it also has great potential for exploring habitats, counting and onomatopoeia (great for phonemic awareness too) And with Britta Teckentrup's amazing … Continue reading Leapfrog – Jane Clarke & Britta Teckentrup