Book Review, Non-fiction Books

The International Day of the Girl by Jessica Dee Humphreys & the Hon. Rona Ambrose, illustrated by Simone Shin

In 2012, the United Nations dedicated a day to promoting gender equality and championing the rights and achievements of girls everywhere. Each year, the 11th October is a day to give voice to the issues affecting girls in their communities. Girls are strong, smart, creative and brave. They are inventive, talented, caring and funny. They… Continue reading The International Day of the Girl by Jessica Dee Humphreys & the Hon. Rona Ambrose, illustrated by Simone Shin

Book Review, Non-fiction Books

Aretha Franklin by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara & illustrated by Amy Blackwell

Aretha Franklin is another fantastic book in the Little People, Big Dreams series from Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara. The Little People Big Dreams series is the most beautiful set of non-fiction children’s books I have ever come across. Each gorgeous hard cover book is a child-friendly biography of a significant person from history.  There are… Continue reading Aretha Franklin by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara & illustrated by Amy Blackwell

Book Review, Non-fiction Books

Corazon Aquino by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara & illustrated by Ginnie Hsu

Corazon Aquino is another fantastic book in the Little People, Big Dreams series from Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara. The Little People Big Dreams series is the most beautiful set of non-fiction children’s books I have ever come across. Each gorgeous hard cover book is a child-friendly biography of a significant person from history.  There are… Continue reading Corazon Aquino by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara & illustrated by Ginnie Hsu

Book Review, Non-fiction Books, Picture Books

Everybody Feels Worried by Moira Harvey & illustrated by Holly Sterling

Everybody Feels Worried is full of practical advice and a clear understanding of the real-life situations children are facing. Life can be worrying, especially at the moment, and it’s so important that children learn to cope with their worries and build resilience and strength to face each new day. This book addresses the “What if…”… Continue reading Everybody Feels Worried by Moira Harvey & illustrated by Holly Sterling

Book Review, Non-fiction Books

Shark Super Powers by Jillian Morris & Duncan Brake, illustrated by Steve May

Shark Super Powers is an engaging encyclopaedia of extraordinary shark facts! Written by real shark experts and with an introduction by Steve Backshall, well-known naturalist and explorer, this book is perfect for readers who are already shark-obsessed and those who want to learn more about these amazing creatures. There are fascinating facts about fourteen unbelievable… Continue reading Shark Super Powers by Jillian Morris & Duncan Brake, illustrated by Steve May

Book Review, Non-fiction Books

Everybody Worries by John Burgerman

Everybody Worries by John Burgerman is an engaging picture book written to help children cope with worries about Coronavirus. With bright, colourful illustrations on every page, children of all ages will be drawn into its message. It begins with reassurance that everyone worries sometimes – even the most brave, clever, confident people have something they… Continue reading Everybody Worries by John Burgerman

Book Review, Non-fiction Books

The Mermaid Atlas: Merfolk of the World by Anna Claybourne & illustrated by Miren Asiain Lora

The Mermaid Atlas is a fascinating encyclopaedia of mermaids and other mythical water creatures from all around the world. So many people picture mermaids as the conventional “Little Mermaid” but there is so much to these magical beings. This book explores each continent in turn as well as focussing on mermaid homes, ancient mermaids, mermaid… Continue reading The Mermaid Atlas: Merfolk of the World by Anna Claybourne & illustrated by Miren Asiain Lora

Book Review, Non-fiction Books

The Good Thing About Bad Days by Margaret McAllister & Nigel Baines

Everyone has bad days. There is no way around it. It’s how you deal with those bad days that makes all the difference and remember, the good thing about bad days is that they come to an end. The bad times don’t last forever. The Good Thing About Bad Days is a practical, thoughtful guide… Continue reading The Good Thing About Bad Days by Margaret McAllister & Nigel Baines

Book Review, Non-fiction Books

Little People Big Dreams series by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara

The Little People Big Dreams series is the most beautiful set of non-fiction children’s books I have ever come across. Each gorgeous hard cover book is a child-friendly biography of a significant person from history. I’ve been fortunate enough to receive Amelia Earhart, Martin Luther King Jr, Stephen Hawking, David Attenborough, Muhammad Ali and Rosa… Continue reading Little People Big Dreams series by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara

Book Review, Non-fiction Books

When I am Anxious: Moses and Other Stories by Debbie Duncan

Emotional wellbeing is absolutely essential. Even when life is calm, we need to make sure our children are growing up healthy – both physically and mentally. Understanding emotions helps them to make sense of the world, cope with changes and build resilience. Right now, in April 2020, we are living in an unprecedented time. Even… Continue reading When I am Anxious: Moses and Other Stories by Debbie Duncan