Children’s Book Review: The Boy Who Loved Everyone

AD | Contains gifted items and affiliate links (marked with *) Today’s book review, for World Kindness Day, is The Boy Who Loved Everyone by Jane Porter. It was published by Walker Books on 7th November and it can be purchased on Amazon*. “I love you,” Dimitri tells everyone, from his friends at nursery to the big tree in the playground. But why does no one say it back? Dimitri worries no one loves him – until he finds out there are lots of different ways love can spread through the world. As today is World Kindness Day, I wanted

Children’s Book Review: Incredible Jobs You’ve (Probably) Never Heard Of

AD | Contains gifted items and affiliate links (marked with *) This week’s book review is for Incredible Jobs You’ve (Probably) Never Heard Of by Natalie Labarre. It was published by Nosy Crow on 3rd October and it can be purchased on Amazon*. Do you know what you want to do when you grow up? Why not work as a babysitter . . . for sloths? Or become a farmer . . . of corpses? You might even grow up to be someone who gets paid to actually sleep on the job! From taste testers to dinosaur dusters, there are

Children’s Book Review: What Will You Dream Tonight?

AD | Gifted Today’s book review is for What Will You Dream of Tonight? by Frances Stickley and Anuska Allepuz. The book was published by Nosy Crow on 5th September 2019 and is available to purchase on Amazon.  What will you dream of tonight? Will it be a midnight balloon ride, sailing on the tail of a whale or swinging through the leaves on a jungle trapeze? This dreamy, sumptuously illustrated tale travels through deserts and waterfalls to shipwrecks and dragon-filled skies as a parent wonders where their child’s dreams will take them as they drift off to sleep . .

Children’s Book Review: Bizzy Bear Train Driver

AD | Gifted Today’s book review is all about Bizzy Bear Train Driver by Benji Davies. The book was published by Nosy Crow on 5th September 2019 and can be purchased on Amazon. Bizzy Bear arrives at the station just in time to start his exciting new job – as a train driver! Join him as he guides the big green steam engine through the city, across the level crossing, and then up into the high mountains. But where are he and his passengers going, and will they get there on time? Being a non-driving family means that we get

Children’s Book Review: Flip Flap Frozen

AD | Gifted Today’s book review is for Flip Flap Frozen from Axel Scheffler’s Flip Flap Series. It was published by Nosy Crow on 5th September 2019 and can be purchased on Amazon.  What do you get if you cross a narwhal with a reindeer? It’s a nardeer, of course! And how about a penguin with a beluga? Why, that’s a penuga! With over 121 possible creations, silly names and strange noises to make you giggle, this new Flip Flap book is perfect for preschoolers and ideal for animal fans. With a hilarious rhyming text and brilliant illustrations from Axel

Children’s Book Review: The Doughnut Of Doom

AD | Gifted The Doughnut of Doom by Elys Dolan was published by Nosy Crow on 1st August 2019. The book is available to purchase on Amazon. It’s another ordinary day in Food Town and Nancy McNutty, peanut butter sandwich and rookie reporter, desperately needs a big break. So, when news comes in of a monster doughnut on the rampage, she’s straight on the case – she knew there was something dodgy about the superfoods down at Lemon Labs! And boy, is that doughnut hungry! It’s EATING everything in sight and not even the police, the fire chiefs OR the military

Children’s Book Review: The Buddy Bench

AD | Gifted item The Buddy Bench by Patty Brozo and illustrated by Mike Deas. Published by Tilbury House Publishers on 13th September 2019. Having seen what being left out is like, children become agents of change, convincing their teacher to let them build a buddy bench. Buddy Benches were introduced in Germany in 2014. When a child sits on the bench, it signals to other children to ask him or her to play. Patty Brozo’s children bring a playground to raucous life while Mike Deas’s illustrations invest their games with images of planes, dragons and elephants. The children match

Children’s Book Review: The World Never Sleeps

AD | Gifted The World Never Sleeps by Natalie Rompella, published by Tilbury House Publishers on 1 July 2019. Available to purchase on Amazon. Midnight. Stars speckle the darkness with bits of light. A cockroach skitters across the kitchen floor to snatch a forgotten breadcrumb. In the backyard, a spider weaves an intricate design on the fence. Winged insects dance and flicker in the porch light. Day and night, small creatures are busy working, eating, hunting, hiding. Just recently Erin has been a lot more interested in all different kinds of animals and bugs. While we have a few books