Inspiring Young Readers
My Worst Book Ever posted on 19 Mar 2018
It’s been a little while since I fell so completely in love with a book at first read...
There is a tribe of kids posted on 08 Mar 2018
There is a tribe of kids by Lane Smith Originally published in 2016, Lane Smith’s beautiful picture book garnered plenty of admiring reviews on its release
The Wardrobe Monster posted on 28 Feb 2018
A certain three year old of my acquaintance seems to have discovered the notion of ‘monsters’ ...
The Sorry Tale of Fox and Bear posted on 08 Feb 2018
Old Barn Books is an independent publisher that prides itself on selecting books with ‘clear writing, enhanced with evocative imagery’ ...
Kaya’s Heart Song posted on 01 Feb 2018
As soon as I saw the cover of this beautiful picture book I was captivated.
Soonchild posted on 22 Jan 2018
This is a strangely compelling story which, at first, I found quite difficult to tune into.
The Night Gardener posted on 09 Jan 2018
I was first attracted to this strangely haunting picture book by the cover which shows a young boy looking up at a tree ....
You’re Safe With Me posted on 07 Jan 2018
The first word that came to mind when I first saw this picture book was ‘sumptuous’
Lucky Button posted on 05 Jan 2018
I am always delighted to find another collaboration between one of the best modern storytellers, Michael Morpurgo and one of my favourite illustrators..
Mrs Noah’s Pockets posted on 03 Jan 2018
Normally when I sit down to write a review of a Jackie Morris book I’m trying to think of new superlatives to describe her beautiful and striking artwork