Reviewer:

Jessica McCarry

Book Cover - The Brainiac's Book of the Climate and Weather

The Brainiac's Book of the Climate and Weather

This is a timely non-fiction publication that manages to combine oodles of interesting data and details about weather in a lively and entertaining way, while also conveying the significance of climate change and the effect that it will have on our planet in the near future in an accessible way.

Book Cover - What the Ladybird Heard at the Seaside

What the Ladybird Heard at the Seaside

Julia Donaldson’s indomitable ladybird pays a visit to the seaside in this charming picturebook. And who do you think she sees there, planning yet another criminal endeavour? None other than her old adversaries Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len! This time the dreadful duo have designs on the mermaid’s beautiful hair. Once again (and luckily for the mermaid) the tiny spotty adventurer sees all, hears all and rallies the sea creatures to come up with an idea to play a trick of their own and outwit the terrible thieves.

Book Cover - Finn's Garden Friends

Finn's Garden Friends

When Finn has to move with his mother from a house in the countryside to stay with Grandpa Sid in his flat, he misses having outdoor space. His initial disappointment is alleviated when one day Grandpa takes him to a special place: the allotment where he grows vegetables. This book is a gentle meditation on the different connections within a person’s life and how each connection can nurture the next.

Book Cover - Scout's Best Day Ever!: A Doggy Adventure Around Ireland

Scout's Best Day Ever!: A Doggy Adventure Around Ireland

It’s hard to resist the madcap enthusiasm that the irrepressible Scout brings to every page that he bounds across. Daisy is going on holidays with her dad and her dog, Scout, leaving Gran at home to mind Cat. Cat doesn’t look too impressed, but never mind: Scout will send a postcard from every place they visit, telling all about his best bits. For Scout, every day with his family is the best day, as they tour around Ireland visiting vibrant towns and cities and enjoying activities in places of natural beauty.