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The Most Important Animal of All
Publisher Profile

Mama Makes Books

Kicking off during February 2021 in the middle of a covid lockdown Mama Makes Books took a leap of faith and put their bright and cheerful books out there into the world. With a commitment to producing quality products in an environmentally friendly way, recycled materials, no plastics, and carbon offsets, they not only want …

Storyhouse Publishing
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Storyhouse Publishing

Storyhouse Publishing is another indie publisher that has struck out in this year of lockdowns and unknowns and have they struck out in style. At the time of writing they have four bright, colourful, and fun picture books for children in their catalogue, all of which would be great for storytimes and gifts for younger …

The Owl Service
Book Review

The Owl Service

Alan Garner. HarperCollins. (240p) ISBN 9780007127894 A children’s classic that has passed me by, along with so many others. It was reading Bookworm by Lucy Mangan that I’ve realised I have such a huge hole in my reading, classic children’s fiction and I’m now trying to catch up on this now. The Owl Service is …

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Tiny Tree Children’s Books

I’ve recently (April 2021) been seeing a lot of noise for one of this indie publishers latest book ‘Setsuko, Song of the Sea’ by Fiona Barker & Howard Gray. All of which looks so well deserved, beautifully illustrated and sounds perfect. Another northern publisher which is always positive, and a children’s book specialist, sounds like …

Autumn Leaves
Journal

14 Golden and Autumnal picture books

I love this time of year, I love that definite signing of the changes of the seasons. I do love Spring as well, that freshness, that boundless potential, all that growth… But I’m a real September baby! Over on Twitter I asked people for their recommendations for beautiful autumnal picture books and got a great …

Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History
Book Review

Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History

Vashti Harrison. Penguin. (96p) ISBN 9780241346846 Another great addition to the short history type books that are being developed on a lot of different subjects but especially so on women who’ve been hidden from history. As the name states this book is about black women in history, mainly from the 18th century up until recent …

Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World
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Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World

Rachel Ignotofsky. Hachette. (128p) ISBN 9781526360519 I asked for a reading copy of this as I was intrigued by the cover art work, it looked so beautiful. I am also highly interested in shining a light on women that have been hidden from history, either through the roles that they were allowed to have in …

The Secret of Nightingale Wood
Book Review

The Secret of Nightingale Wood

Lucy Strange. Chicken House. (304p) ISBN 9781910655030 The Secret of Nightingale Wood is Lucy Strange’s debut novel and begins with a setting similar to ‘The Railway Children’ by E. Nesbit. It is set in the early 20th century and in a country setting reminiscent of ‘The Railway Children’, with a change in family home, with …

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