Category Archives: Picture Book

Izzy and Skunk

David & Charles Children’s Books This one first caught my eye because I heard the author speak recently and she seemed just lovely. But the book definitely stands on its own merits. In fact I love it. Advertisements

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The Wonder

Templar Publishing For each of my kids I chose a book that would be their special book to keep and read often as they grow. Recently, when I was searching for a book for my newborn son, a friend showed … Continue reading

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Dear Zoo

Macmillan Another well loved classic this book was first published back in 1982 meaning there are most likely people out there who, having enjoyed it as a child, are now getting it for their own children – yikes! I can … Continue reading

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Blueberry Girl

Bloomsbury Children’s Books Browsing in the fabulous Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop with my six week old daughter snuggled close in her sling I happened across this exquisite book. By page five a combination of exhaustion, hormones and the sheer beauty of … Continue reading

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Handa’s Surprise

Walker Books I’d heard about this one for a while before I got my hands on a copy. It’s often recommended to primary school teachers looking for a bit of diversity in their reading choices. I picked one up for … Continue reading

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Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus

Walker Books I try not to use the word ‘wacky’ as a rule but the whole concept of this book is so random that it seems to fit. The title sums it up. At the start the bus driver asks … Continue reading

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My Dad

Doubleday This is one of a pair of books (My Dad & My Mum) that are a beautiful celebration of ordinary fathers and mothers everywhere. As well as being well loved in my own house these are a favourite for … Continue reading

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