Betty Binoculars- Susie Laverty & Emily Hamilton

Betty Binoculars

Betty Binoculars is the debut from Dudley Doodle Books a new Devon-based Independent press with aims to create fun, quirky and gorgeous children's books and build a support network of illustrators, graphic designers, editors, book designers and small printers. The binoculars are a fun way to look through and see differently. It’s a really fun … Continue reading Betty Binoculars- Susie Laverty & Emily Hamilton

Three New Picture Books for when you need a laugh (with added stealthy learning!)

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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!)

Dear Earth by Isabel Otter and Clara Anganuzzi

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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

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