Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Children's Discovery Atlas by Anita Ganeri and Sara Lynn Cramb (QED Publishing)

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There are so many fantastic books that encourage kids to 'travel the world' within the confines of their pages, discovering tons of amazing facts about our wonderful planet...
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The Big Bad Mood by Tom Jamieson and Olga Demidova (Bloomsbury Children's Books)

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You know what it's like some mornings when you wake up and feel like nothing's going to plan...
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Create your Own Fantastic Quest by Andrew and Chris Judge (Scholastic)

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Those of you with a slightly nervous disposition when it comes to maiming books may want to look away now...
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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Raymond by Yann and Gwendal Le Bec (Walker Books)

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Meet Raymond, the fabulous superstar dog who is guaranteed to win you over the minute you flip open the covers of this brilliant book...
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"The Art of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" by Lucasfilm Ltd / Josh Kushins and Various Artists (Abrams)

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Once again it's time for one of those glorious "Art of" books. This time it's "The Art of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" curated by Josh Kushins...
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Monday, May 22, 2017

My Book of Birds: A beautifully illustrated compendium of birds by Geraldo Valerio (Rook and Wren)

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Sometimes we muse on the fact that we can subtly mention a certain type of book isn't hitting our review pile, and then like buses, three will come along at once...
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Learn letters and numbers in a fun and original way with Nosy Crow and the British Museum

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Even though madame is far too old and sophisticated for board books, we love to see really attractive early years books regardless.

Particularly when they're as amazing as these new titles from Nosy Crow, covering numbers, letters and colours.

In association with The British Museum, Nosy Crow have come up the fantastic idea of delving into the collection's amazing pile of artifacts to bring eye-catching objects into play, so that children can learn their numbers and letters in a fun and engaging way.

"123" and "ABC" are the two titles we took a look at (with a further board book covering colours in a similar way). The books are, as you'd expect from Nosy Crow, of the highest quality and it's a particularly brilliant stroke of genius to use museum objects in this way.

Of course, one of the best things about this book (if you live near enough) is that you can then visit the musem and find the real objects for yourself.

Even if you can't get to London, each book comes with an additional QR code which you can scan with your phone or your tablet to learn even more about the artifacts used in the book.

Again, that's a fantastic way of using the books as a jumping off point for more exciting learning opportunities.

Both books are out now, available from Nosy Crow. Check out their website for more titles.
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Friday, May 19, 2017

ReadItDaddy's Second Book of the Week - Week Ending 19th May 2017 - "A Song for Will And The Lost Gardeners of Heligan" by Hilary Robinson and Martin Impey (Strauss House Productions)

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Our Second Picture Book of the Week once again draws on the fascinating and tragic history surrounding the First World War from two talented folk who excel at producing the most heart-wrenching and brilliant books. "A Song for Will and the Lost Gardeners of Heligan" by Hilary Robinson and Martin Impey...
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ReadItDaddy's Chapter Book of the Week - Week Ending 19th May 2017 - "The Big Fat Totally Bonkers Diary of Pig" by Emer Stamp (Scholastic)

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Hooray! Hooray! It's book four in a series we have loved from the very start, our Chapter Book of the Week this week is the awesome "The Big Fat Totally Bonkers Diary of Pig" by Emer Stamp.
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ReaditDaddy's Picture Book of the Week - Week Ending 19th May 2017 - "Sky Private Eye and the Case of the Missing Grandma" by Jane Clarke and Loretta Schauer (Five Quills)

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This week's Picture Book of the Week takes a well known fairytale and adds some delicious sprinkles, frosting and a buttery biscuit base! "Sky Private Eye and the Case of the Missing Grandma" by Jane Clarke and Loretta Schauer.
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