Children’s Book Review: Octopus Shocktopus

AD | Contains gifted item and affiliate links (marked with *) It’s good to be back with a children’s book review this week, all about Octopus Shocktopus by Peter Bently and Steven Lenton. The book was published by Nosy Crow on 2nd July and it can be purchased on Amazon*. A brilliantly bonkers story about an octopus who lives on the roof, by two award-winning and bestselling picture book creators. When a giant octopus arrives, the children LOVE their new friend; he makes the perfect slide and is fantastic at football! But some of the grown-ups aren’t so pleased. Will they

Children’s Book Review: Drastic Plastic And Troublesome Trash

AD | Includes gifted item and affiliate links (marked with *) This week’s children’s book review is all about Drastic Plastic And Troublesome Trash. It was published by Welbeck Publishing and can be purchased on Amazon*. We don’t think twice before we buy something new and when we go to the shops we take the packaging for granted. But where does all our rubbish go to and how can we keep it under control so that it doesn’t ruin our planet? This thoughtful but incredibly fun book enters the mysterious world of recycling, discovering how materials such as plastic, glass,

Children’s Book Reviews: Weird Weather and Changing Climates

AD | Includes gifted item and affiliate links (marked with *) This week’s children’s book review is all about Weird Weather and Changing Climates. It was published by Welbeck Publishing and can be purchased on Amazon*. Engage Key Stage 1 and 2 children with real world issues by combining carefully tailored information with simple and fun activities and projects that they can do at home. The world’s climate is changing as a direct result of human activity. This book looks at what climate change is, the ways in which it is affecting our planet and suggests projects and ideas to

Children’s Book Review: My Busy Green Garden

AD | Includes gifted item and affiliate links (marked with *)  This week’s children’s book review is all about My Busy Green Garden. The book was published by Tilbury House Publishers and it can be purchased on Amazon*. For a close-up look at the many creatures, large and small, that frequent a garden from dawn to dusk visit My Busy Green Garden by Terry Pierce and illustrated by Carol Schwartz. Each insect or animal is introduced as a surprise, but the reader must wait for the ultimate “surprise in clever disguise that hangs in my busy green garden.” Up until

Children’s Book Review: Gloria’s Big Problem

AD | Includes gifted item and affiliate links (marked with *)  This week’s children’s book review is all about Gloria’s Big Problem* by Sarah Stiles Bright and Mike Deas. The book was published by Tilbury House Publishers and it can be purchased on Amazon*. Gloria loves to sing, dance, and act in her bedroom, but not in public. No way. Gloria’s big problem makes sure of that, following her wherever she goes and constantly reminding her that she’s anxious and frightened, that she’s not good enough, and that everyone will laugh at her. Anxious Gloria worries all the time, about

Preparing For Reception With Wonderbly’s Personalised Books

AD | Gifted This year is a pretty big year for Erin as she is due to start Reception in September. Although she has been going to nursery since she was 2, and has been to 2 very different nurseries, I feel like Reception is something else altogether though and this is where things really start to change for Erin. As we’ve been in lockdown now for around 11 weeks Erin has been really out of touch with the things she is used to normally. She hasn’t been around children her own age, she hasn’t had to deal with teachers

Children’s Book Review: Hugo

AD | Includes gifted item and affiliate links (marked with *)  This week’s children’s book review is all about Hugo by Atinuke. The book was published by Walker Books and it can be purchased on Amazon*. A Parisian pigeon passionate about people makes a new friend – with gentle themes of community and inclusivity. Hugo the pigeon has an important job. He looks after the park and everyone who lives there. Everyone except for the Somebody whose curtains are never open. But one day, Hugo is so busy doing his showing-off dance that he doesn’t see the dog approaching …

Children’s Book Review: The Human Body: A Shine A Light Book

AD | Post contains gifted items and affiliate links (marked with *) This week’s children’s book review is all about The Human Body: A Shine A Light Book, which can be purchased on Amazon*. Discover the secrets of the human body with this beautiful new Shine-a-Light title. Children can see muscles flex as a football is kicked, watch food travel through the digestive system as an apple is eaten, and take a peek at the skeleton holding a small boy upright while his height is measured. Sleep, dreaming, growing, and illness are also included, along with many other secrets of the human