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‘A Tower of Giraffes’ – A Charming Read

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‘A Tower of Giraffes – Animal Bunches’ written and illustrated by Anna Wright. This beautifully presented book will be enjoyed by adults and children. The name given to a group of animals is revealed on each page and is accompanied by interesting information about the creatures. The reader will learn the names of some peculiar groups of animals such as …

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‘Pandora’ A Modern Day Fable

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‘ The imaginative book ‘Pandora‘ is absolutely stunning. Victoria Turnbull manages to weave a highly emotive, rich, lyrical tale while using very few words – she has a natural gift for storytelling. The illustrations are dream-like transcending any familiar landscape and transporting the reader to a world of wistful wonder. The pages will draw children in as they study every …

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‘The Children’s Animal Atlas’ – A Children’s Book.

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The Children’s Animal Atlas’ written by Barbara Taylor and illustrated by Katrin Wiehle. In this colourful book children are taken on an exciting interactive tour of the animal kingdom. They are introduced to the indigenous creatures from countries across the globe as they simultaneously learn about essential geographical information. Included with the book are over 150 stickers, a spotters guide …

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‘Mabrook!’ A Book About Muslim Weddings.

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‘ This vibrantly designed book explores Muslim wedding ceremonies across the world. It focuses on the diversity within the Islamic faith which is an unusual theme to come across in a children’s picture book. The author poetically and effectively explains the differences between the ceremonies while describing the sacred vows and promises common to them all. The reader is taken …

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‘Counting Lions’ Our Children’s Choice Book of the Month

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The book is stunning. Poetically written facts about endangered creatures are complimented by full page charcoal drawings. Virginia McKenna OBE, the founder of the Born Free Foundation, has written the stirring forward. She urges the reader to look at the beauty of animals and do all that we can to save them. One hundred years ago there were 100,000 tigers …

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Bring Science to Life with Two Beautiful Books by Meredith Hooper

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‘The Drop in my Drink – The Story of Water on Our Planet’ and The Pebble in my Pocket – A History of Our Earth’ by Meredith Hooper. It is incredibly hard to do justice to either of these books. Each one is an expertly written, factually accurate science book yet both are poetic and gentle. The incredibly beautiful full …

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‘Outside – A Guide to Discovering Nature’

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‘Outside – A Guide to Discovering Nature’ is a beautifully designed guide to the natural world. It has been written by Maria Ana Peixe Dias and Ines Teixeira do Rosario who are both natural history experts. Their depth of knowledge and passion for nature is evident in the comprehensive text. This offering could easily have been compiled as a dry …

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T-Veg – The Tale of a Carrot Crunching Dinosaur

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‘T-Veg The Tale of a Carrot Crunching Dinosaur’ by Smriti Prasadam-Halls & Katherina Manolessou is a story with a very strong message for children. The idea of a vegetarian T-rex is hugely entertaining for youngsters yet there is an underlying lesson – that it is okay to be different. Reginald the dinosaur is not like his friends and family. He …

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Terry Perkins and his Upside Down Frown

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‘Terry Perkins and his Upside Down Frown‘ is a quirky story about a very different little boy. At the beginning of the tale little Terry can not make his words come out properly. This makes him very frustrated, incredibly sad and turns his once happy expression into a permanent frown . His caring mum takes him to a doctor who …

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A Refreshing Take on a Fairy Tale – How the Library (Not the Prince) Saved Rapunzel

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‘How the Library (Not the Prince) Saved Rapunzel’ by Wendy Meddour and Rebecca Ashdown takes an original look at the old story. It is a great read for boys and girls who are exposed to a very different sort of fairy tale princess. In this tale Rapunzel is not just a pretty girl waiting to be rescued by her prince …