Teacher Review of Amara and the Bats

Amara and Bats is written and illustrated by Emma Reynolds There are some great picture books which will help build our understanding of others AND how to care for our environment. Big thanks to Vicky a year 4 teacher for this review. Amara loves bats – like really really loves bats. She loves their cute little faces, their wings and every fact she can find. She regularly visits her local…

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The Rewilders by Lindsay Littleson

  The Rewilders is an exciting middle grade novel set in the Scottish Highlands. It’s a heartfelt and thoughtful story about two children Esme and Callum. It will open up questions about re-wilding and peer pressure. Highly recommend for 9 to 12 years, who love adventure, care about environment and are looking for something a bit different.   Having loved several of Lindsay Littleson’s books I was delighted to get…

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Five non-fiction books that should be every KS2 library.

How does Chocolate Taste on Everest? by Leisa Stewart-Sharpe  Great for 6 to 12 years What an amazing book!  If you want to introduce children and young people to some of the most extreme places on our planet, in an almost playful way, where they can feel like they are adventurers exploring these unique landscapes, this is the book you need. As a children’s bookseller I support a number of…

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Five books to explore: anger, fear, jealousy and friendship

In this blog I highlight some my favourite picture books and hybrid graphic novels which can help children and young people explore theirs and others feelings and emotions. With a focus on: anger, frustrations, jealousy, fear and friendship.  Barbara Throws a Wobbler by Nadia Shireen  Another fantastic picture book by Nadia Shireen. Great for 3 to 12 years.    Barbara’s day doesn’t get off to the best of starts. I…

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Interview with author of Boundless Sky, Amanda Addison

I really enjoyed interviewing Amanda Addison author of Boundless Sky. A children’s picture book about the parallel journeys of a swallow and refugee girl called Leila. Combining bird and human migration help to make this book accessible to a wide age range, and to build empathy and understanding about those that are forced to flee their home. Amanda Addison began her creative career as an illustrator at the Chelsea School…

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