Notable Non-Fiction & Guest Post: Amazing Animals by Sabrina Weiss, illustrated by Paul Daviz

Amazing Animals by Sabrina Weiss

When a book arrives that elicits oohs and aaaahs from adults like my Grandmother who isn’t usually interested in non-fiction you know this is something truly special. Not simply visually stunning, this book has the added value of being packed with facts that do actually stand up to the tagline of 100+ Creatures That Will Boggle … Continue reading Notable Non-Fiction & Guest Post: Amazing Animals by Sabrina Weiss, illustrated by Paul Daviz

Under Your Feet -Dr Jackie Stroud, Dr Marc Redmile-Gordon & illustrated by Wenjia Tang

Under your feet soil

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

Survival in Space: The Apollo 13 Mission by David Long & illustrated by Stefano Tambellini

Survival in Space Apollo 13

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

Free downloadable book for families: Coronavirus: A Book for Children by Elizabeth Jenner, Kate Wilson & Nia Tudor illustrated by Axel Scheffler and under consultation from Professor Graham Medley

Here is a link to download the Ebook Regular readers may know I have two small girls, Littlefae who has just turned 7 and Tinyfae who will turn 4 at the end of May and like many parents right now its difficult to know exactly how much and how little to tell them about the … Continue reading Free downloadable book for families: Coronavirus: A Book for Children by Elizabeth Jenner, Kate Wilson & Nia Tudor illustrated by Axel Scheffler and under consultation from Professor Graham Medley

Notable Non-Fiction Secrets in the Skies: Giles Sparrow & James Weston Lewis

Littlefae is a HUGE fan of Non-fiction books particularly science and engineering books and is beginning to grow a love for history too. This book Secrets in the Skies: Galileo and the Astonishing Solar System offers the best of both worlds with its tale of the remarkable courage of Galileo to challenge everything we knew … Continue reading Notable Non-Fiction Secrets in the Skies: Giles Sparrow & James Weston Lewis

Leapfrog – Jane Clarke & Britta Teckentrup

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