Song Of The Far Isles by Nicolas Bowling

Publication Date: 1 July 2021 The Blurb Every islander has a birth instrument and a life song – and the ancestors, called ghasts, linger to hear the music. But when the Duchess arrives from the mainland bringing orders of silence, she threatens the ghasts’ existence, the very soul of the community. When Oran hears of … Continue reading Song Of The Far Isles by Nicolas Bowling

Return Of The PESTS by Emer Stamp

Publication Date: 5 August 2021 The Blurb Stix is the tiny but heroic mouse that could be living behind YOUR washing machine. You wouldn't know it though, because Stix knows how to stay hidden. That's because Stix goes to P.E.S.T.S. - the Peewit Educatorium for Terrible Scoundrels - a school for pests in the basement … Continue reading Return Of The PESTS by Emer Stamp

10 Stories To Make A Difference from Pop Up Projects CIC

Publication Date for the first 10 Stories: 24 June 2021 The Blurb 10 Stories To Make A Difference is a collection of original illustrated stories published by children's literature non-profit development agency Pop Up, which has been bringing books, schools and communities together for 10 years. They have collaborated with 20 writers and illustrators and … Continue reading 10 Stories To Make A Difference from Pop Up Projects CIC

Ten Delicious Teachers by Ross Montgomery, illustrated Sarah Warburton

Publication Date: 5 August 2021 The Blurb Ten silly teachers have missed the last bus home. But LOOK – a shortcut through the forest! They'll be back in time for tea! Off they skip, unaware that in the woods a hungry horde of mischievous and hilariously goofy monsters is waiting… The Review A wonderfully wacky … Continue reading Ten Delicious Teachers by Ross Montgomery, illustrated Sarah Warburton

Sona Sharma, Looking After Planet Earth by Chitra Soundar, illustrated by Jen Khatun

Publication Date: 5 August 2021 The Blurb When Sona learns about the climate crisis at school and is very worried that no one is doing enough to combat it, she takes up the challenge herself. But Appa isn't amused when Sona throws out her baby sister's nappies and Thatha isn't happy when she tells him … Continue reading Sona Sharma, Looking After Planet Earth by Chitra Soundar, illustrated by Jen Khatun

The House Of Hidden Wonders by Sharon Gosling

Publication Date: 2 April 2020 The Blurb Zinnie and her sisters live in the murky tunnels beneath Edinburgh's Old Town. They keep out of the way of the authorities and remain undetected. Until, that is, rumours of a ghost bring unwanted visitors into the caverns they call home. Among them, a young Arthur Conan Doyle, … Continue reading The House Of Hidden Wonders by Sharon Gosling

Amara And The Bats by Emma Reynolds

Publication Date: 22 July 2021 The Blurb Amara loves bats! Her favourite thing to do is to collect bat facts and watch the amazing mammals fly at night by her house. But when Amara moves to a new town, she learns that her beloved bats no longer roost nearby because they are losing their habitat. Amara is … Continue reading Amara And The Bats by Emma Reynolds

Some Of The Best Loved Inclusive Books For EYFS

Our Reception Manager asked me, if he was to start a shelf from scratch of inclusive books, what would I put on it. Many amazing covers floated through my head, but end of term tiredness meant that most of the titles and authors and illustrators had disappeared. So I took to twitter to help me … Continue reading Some Of The Best Loved Inclusive Books For EYFS

When The Sky Falls by Phil Earle

Publication Date: 3 June 2021 The Blurb 1941. War is raging. And one angry boy has been sent to the city, where bombers rule the skies. There, Joseph will live with Mrs F, a gruff woman with no fondness for children. Her only loves are the rundown zoo she owns and its mighty silverback gorilla, … Continue reading When The Sky Falls by Phil Earle

The Most Important Animal Of All by Penny Worms, illustrated by Hannah Bailey

Publication Date: 29th July 2021 The Blurb The Most Important Animal of All is a beautiful picture book, illustrated by award-winning Hannah Bailey, where a teacher challenges her class to decide which is the most important animal of all. Seven children champion a different animal for the top spot. Is it BEES as master pollinators, … Continue reading The Most Important Animal Of All by Penny Worms, illustrated by Hannah Bailey