Reviewer:

Brenda Frawley

Book Cover - We Travel So Far…

We Travel So Far…

We Travel So Far… is a collection of small stories about big journeys. Each story in this book is a true tale of migration across land, sea and air, and looks at the most astonishing journeys undertaken by animals all around the world. From the epic journey of the huge humpback whale to the gritty determination of the tiny hummingbird, each featured animal tells its own ‘micro story’ of its incredible journey across a variety of terrains at different times of the year.

Book Cover - A Lion is a Lion

A Lion is a Lion

From the creator of Penguin and the Tilly and Friends series comes a wicked, rollicking read-aloud which asks the question: Is a lion still a lion if he wears a hat? And carries an umbrella? Is a lion still a lion if he arrives at your door and invites himself in with a ‘How do you do?’ (Isn’t he polite!) And is a lion still a lion if he asks for a dance? What about when he licks his lips and says, ‘Oh yes, lunch would be lovely, thank you…’ Is a lion still a lion then?

Book Cover - Junkyard Jack and the Horse that Talked

Junkyard Jack and the Horse that Talked

Jack is a very small and bendy boy. So small and bendy that he can hide inside his own school bag! Jack’s mum is in prison for theft and he’s never met his dad, so he is forced to stay in a windowless cupboard in drippy Aunt Violet’s house with his smelly Uncle Ted and evil cousin Kelly. But his favourite thing to do is to escape to Old Mr. Mudge’s junkyard and ride the horses, Lightning and Boadicea the Shetland pony. Events conspire and he accidentally runs away, finding himself on an adventure to free his mum from prison – with the help of Boadicea and a host of talking animals.

Book Cover - One Day So Many Ways

One Day, So Many Ways

Discover what life is like for children from around the world every day. Meet children from over 40 countries, exploring the differences and similarities between their daily lives. Over 24 hours, readers will follow a variety of children as they wake up, eat, go to school, play, learn and go about their everyday routine. One day, so many ways…

Book Cover - Cinderfella

Cinderfella

Once upon a time, there lived Cinderfella – a little boy forever bossed around by his two older brothers, Gus and Gareth. They make him clip their toenails, clean their room and even finish their homework. They are so mean that on the day of neighbour Kayleigh’s party, Gus and Gareth tell poor Cinderfella that he is not invited. But with a little help from Ruff, his fairy ‘dog-mother’, Cinderfella decides he will go the party after all.

Book Cover - Race to the Frozen North: The Matthew Henson Story

Race to the Frozen North: The Matthew Henson Story

When orphan Matthew Henson ran away from his violent stepmother to find a new life in the big city of Baltimore, no one could have predicted that he would become the first man to reach the North Pole. A little luck and a lot of hard work led to a life of adventure on the high seas and in the frozen lands of the Arctic, but back home in America his achievements were ignored because of the colour of his skin.

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Shake the Tree!

A hungry little mouse spies a tasty-looking nut hanging from the top of a too-tall tree. How will he reach it? A thought suddenly strikes – why not shake, shake, shake the tree until it falls into his waiting hands? But unfortunately all that shaking loosens something (or is it someone?) else from the tree, and so begins a surprising adventure featuring a menagerie of animals each one hungrier than the next…

Book Cover - Plant, Sow, Make and Grow

Plant, Sow, Make and Grow

Plant, Sow, Make and Grow is an activity book for budding gardeners with a simple low-stress approach to producing fruit, vegetables and flowers. Packed full of information and easily achievable activities, Plant, Sow, Make and Grow will tempt everyone to get outside and start growing a garden of their own.

Book Cover - The Perfect Sofa

The Perfect Sofa

Panda and Penguin need a new sofa. Their current comfy one is torn and shabby and the springs inside have sprung loose. They decide to go shopping to seek out the perfect sofa. But will they find it?

Book Cover - Big Kid Bed

Big Kid Bed

Leslie Patricelli and the inimitable Baby are back with this delightful new board book. It is bedtime for Baby but not in his safe, reliable cot. Baby has a new big kid bed to sleep in. Daddy tucks Baby in and Mummy says good night, but the bed is so big, and Baby feels so small. How will he ever get to sleep?