As it is Christmas Eve it is time to settle that age-old debate…which colour is for Christmas?
Green is sure that he is the only Christmas colour in the box, after all, trees are green, holly wreaths are green and Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas if Green was not around. The other crayons are far from happy that Green cannot see their worth but can they show him they are just as important at Christmastime…
Some books just beg to be read out loud and the English translation of Swedish author David Sundin’s debut children’s book is one such read.
Whatever you do, do not read this book. It does not want to be read, it even says so in the title. If you dare to read this book all sorts of weird, strange, wonderful and wacky things might happen. Things that should never happen in a book, things that could lead to mischief and way too much fun. It is absolutely best if you put this book down, walk away and forget you ever saw it. Or is it…
Little People, BIG DREAMS: Treasury: 50 Stories from Brilliant Dreamers; Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara & Lisbeth Kaiser, illustrated by various
Learning about the lives of others is always fascinating and Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara is my go-to author for child-friendly biographies of notable figures that children should know about. When I heard that there was to be a treasury of her fabulous books I just had to get my hands on it.
What do you want to be when you grow up? An inventor like Steve Jobs, to fight for climate change like Greta Thunberg, a sports-star like Muhammad Ali, a musician like Ella Fitzgerald. Or perhaps you are inspired by the endeavours of Ernest Shackleton, the courage of Emmeline Pankhurst or the sense of injustice felt by Rosa Parks. All of these people started off just like you, a child with a dream. And when you have a dream and are determined to let nothing stand in your way, then anything is possible…
We Are the Ancient Egyptians: Meet the people behind the history; David Long, illustrated by Allen Fatimaharan
I, like many children, love diving into an information book and learning about a specific period of history.
Ever wondered what life was like as an Ancient Egyptian? Thousands of years ago, Ancient Egypt was a thriving civilisation where everyone worked hard and was trying to live their best life. Skilled workers built incredible structures, doctors, who spoke to Goddesses, treated the sick, brewers made beer because it was safer to drink than water, embalmers mummified dead bodies for the journey to the Field of Reeds, merchants traded goods and Pharaohs ruled. Together, they were the Ancient Egyptians…
Inspired by the superwomen he saw on the television during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Phillip Marsden’s latest book is a shout-out to those ladies bossing their sports and whose success and influence often extends far beyond the sporting world.
What do Ariarne Titmus, Naomi Osaka, Jade Jones and Elaine Thompson-Herah have in common? Gold medal to you if you knew that they all achieved success within their chosen sporting field. Once upon a time though, they were just like you…a young child with a dream. And when you have a dream, are willing to work hard and never give up, then nothing is impossible…
It has been a while since I have read a Clarice Bean book but it quickly felt like being back with an old friend. And a Christmas with Clarice is something that I definitely want to be a part of, I’ll even bring the turkey!
Everyone in Clarice Bean’s house usually looks forward to Christmas as it means a big get-together, lots of food, plenty of noise and an abundance of FUN. But this year mum and dad are exhausted and the Christmas spirit is in danger of completely evaporating from number 7 Navarino Street. Clarice though is determined to deliver a Christmas for the Tuesday family like only she can. All she needs to do is think like an elf and everything will be okay, won’t it…
Start of December which means I can get properly excited about Christmas. I have started the countdown to the big day by opening my advent calendar and snuggling up with this fabulous festive read.
Tog Harket is a one-hundred-and-sixty-year-old, unemployed, loser elf who lives with his parents and his four younger siblings. He dreams of becoming a Christmas Elf, making toys for Father Christmas at his lodge in the Arctic Hills. Tog’s reality is somewhat different; he needs to get the siblings ready for school, clean the house and do the shopping.