Chef Academy by Steve Martin, illustrated by Hannah Bone

Want to become a world-class chef? With sections on food skills, being a sous chef or head chef and a chef’s kit to end, Chef Academy is the ultimate guide for any budding master chef, but it’s most definitely not a recipe book. Chef Academy gives you the knowledge you need to set up and … Continue reading Chef Academy by Steve Martin, illustrated by Hannah Bone

Plantopedia: A Celebration Of Nature’s Greatest Show-Offs by Adrienne Barman

From the healers to the poisoners, the perfumed to the stinkers, the forest dwellers to the mountaineers and even the magical, with more than 600 of nature’s most amazing plants, this is a budding botanist’s delight. Each section is bursting with a huge selection of the amazing plant life on planet Earth. The incredibly detailed, … Continue reading Plantopedia: A Celebration Of Nature’s Greatest Show-Offs by Adrienne Barman

National Non-Fiction November: The FCBG Blog Tour

Today, it’s my turn to help The Federation Of Children’s Book Groups (FCBG) celebrate National Non-Fiction November (#GNNFN). The theme FCBG have chosen for National Non-Fiction November (NNFN) for this special 50th anniversary year is ‘Food and Festivals Around the World’, and I’m delighted to share two fabulous titles from Quarto taking you from your garden … Continue reading National Non-Fiction November: The FCBG Blog Tour

Sportopedia: An Illustrated Introduction To The World Of Sport by Adam Skinner, illustrated by Mark Long

Calling all sports fans! Want to find out about the huge range of sports out there? Look no further than this amazing compendium featuring over 50 different sports, both familiar and less known. There’s a whole range of ball sports, racket sports, water sports, motor sports, target sports, combat sports, athletics and gymnastics, as well … Continue reading Sportopedia: An Illustrated Introduction To The World Of Sport by Adam Skinner, illustrated by Mark Long

Perfectly Peculiar Plants by Chris Thorogood, illustrated by Catell Ronca

If you thought plants were boring, it’s time to think again! They aren’t just pretty adornments in our gardens; from producing pollen and food to providing the air we breathe, we couldn’t exist without them. They’re amazing in their range of colour, shape and size. But some are more peculiar than others. Masters of camouflage, … Continue reading Perfectly Peculiar Plants by Chris Thorogood, illustrated by Catell Ronca

The Girl, the Cat and the Navigator: Character Guide by Matilda Woods

I’m delighted to welcome Matilda Woods to my blog today to talk about the characters in her new book, The Girl, The Cat And The Navigator. The Girl, the Cat and the Navigator: Character Guide by Matilda Woods The Girl – Oona Britt Ten-year-old Oona Britt’s greatest dream is to set sail on the Northern … Continue reading The Girl, the Cat and the Navigator: Character Guide by Matilda Woods