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ABC Early Learning at the Museum

Produced by the British Museum, this beautiful picturebook uses objects from the museum’s rich collection to teach its readers the alphabet, with paintings, textiles and sculptures all incorporated to represent different letters. Pictures of each piece appear above or below the relevant letter, which is typed in both capital and lower case, along with the…

British Museum: Colours – Early learning at the Museum

Colours – Early learning at the Museum, is part of an engaging series of books about The British Museum for the young. Created in board book format, it is ideal for little hands to explore and sturdy enough to last many reads. Featuring high-quality photographs from some of the most stunning objects from the British…

Christmas for Greta and Gracie

Sisters Greta and Gracie are as different as Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny. As the older, wiser, more worldly bunny, Greta has things all figured out and she’s not afraid to tell Gracie what’s what. But as Greta belittles Gracie’s slowness, quietness and smallness throughout, the younger bunny takes it all in her stride…

Dave’s Cave

Dave’s Cave tells the story – in Cave man speak – of Dave and his search for the perfect home. While Dave is happy with the cave he already lives in, it has nice green grass, comfy rocks and good friends nearby, he still feels something is missing. He very sensibly puts out his campfire…

Dear Scarlett

On her eleventh birthday, when Scarlett is given a box belonging to her deceased father (the notorious jewel thief Richard McNally), she finds a series of clues and a piece of paper on which is written the message: Keep Looking Up Scarlett keep up the gym and don’t trust just anyone. With the help of Ellie, the…

Mummy!

Published by Nosy Crow in collaboration with the British Museum, Mummy! invites the reader on a journey around an ancient Egyptian village as a little girl looks for her mummy. Follow the little one as she searches behind baskets of fruits and among the reeds. She finds some interesting mummies and their babies, from cats…

Open Very Carefully

What would you do if you were expecting to hear a story about the Ugly Duckling, but an enormous crocodile from another book suddenly turned up, behaved badly and tried to eat his way out of the conundrum? A fun premise for a book and at times it’s quite successful. The reader is expected to…

Refuge

With the news full of families fleeing persecution in the Middle East, Refuge is a timely retelling of the western world’s best known story of flight. In short, simple prose a donkey recounts his journey to Bethlehem, led by ‘the man’ and carrying ‘the woman.’ After ‘the baby’ is born a stable and visited by…

Secret Treasures of Ancient Egypt

This book has been published to coincide with the British Museum exhibition ‘Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds’. It is the story of two magnificent ancient cities, Canopus and Thonis-Heracleion, which once stood at the mouth of the river Nile. The cities were thriving, busy ports until catastrophe struck causing them to sink under the sea.…

So You Think You’ve Got it Bad? A Kid’s Life in Ancient Egypt

Filled with facts on daily life in Ancient Egypt, Chae Strathie’s book is an entertaining and informative introduction to what life was like in the time of the pharaohs. The objective of the book is to humorously demonstrate to child readers the triviality of their modern-day problems, and this is achieved by explaining the hardships…

Step Inside Homes Through History

This light and pretty book introduces the reader to seven types of housing beginning with the Middle Ages and ending with the present day. The eras have loose parameters and simplified explanations, but there are a lot of interesting things to discover! In describing each home, the author and illustrator offer facts on not just…

The Grunts All At Sea

Mr Grunt is bestowed with a secret mission. He has to deliver a Person Of Great Importance (POGI) to Mrs Bayliss on a certain island by the twenty-fifth; alive and well. He can’t tell anyone more than that; not even his beloved Mrs Grunt. There are people who are trying to stop him. There are people…

The Shark-Headed Bear-Thing

What do you do when adventure beckons? Do you hide and tremble under the bed covers and hope it goes away or do you gallantly strive towards strange looking beasty-things brandishing your wooden sword? Benjamin Blank is summoned for the adventure he’s been craving when a diminutive girl named Paradise, comes knocking on his door…

This is a Dog

This is a Dog is yet another very funny picturebook by the creator of There’s a Bear on my Chair and This Zoo is Not for You, Ross Collins. Its main character is inspired by Collins’s own pooch, Hugo, and just like him, Dog wants to be the centre of attention. He’s so intent in doing so that he cleverly…

This or That?

There is a refrain that repeats throughout the book – ‘All around the world and through, people have…’ – and so begins a history of people, a veritable museum of items from across time.  Each spread is full of over thirty images – all items that can be found in the British Museum. There is a broad…

This Zoo is Not for You

Platypus comes into the zoo just when the animals are running interviews. Will he be accepted in? Panda is not impressed by the platypus’s lack of popularity, the flamingos claim he is not graceful; the monkeys believe he cannot do any tricks; the chameleons find him hitting only a one-colour note, and elephant finally declares…

Tiger Thief

Sharat and his beloved white tiger Emira are part of a travelling circus that are to perform for the Emperor of the City of Jewels; an exotic city with dangerous hidden depths and secrets. The return of Sharat and his father to this city is not without consequences and during their circus act Emira disappears,…

Troll Swap

Tabitha Lumpit and Timothy Limpet are opposite characters in opposite worlds. Tabitha is ‘loud, loopy and messy’, whereas her parents and all other small children are – somehow – tidy and mannerly. Timothy, on the other hand, is a troll. A clean and polite troll who disdains the trollish occupations of burping, roaring and indiscriminate…

Welcome to our World: A Celebration of Children Everywhere.

This is quite simply one of the most sumptuous non-fiction books for young readers at the moment. It makes a considerable effort to only delve into important things that little children would prefer to learn; like how do you cure your hiccups in Mexico? With red string stuck to your forehead, of course! Or what…

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