It doesn’t matter who we are
join hands and stand up tall
Love is a special language
that’s understood by all.
Love unites us all.
If you are looking for a book to share with your children that delivers a strong message about the importance of love and acceptance then look no further.
This Love celebrates the love between a whole range of people from a child sowing seeds with Grandpa to a little boy playing with his pet dog. Travelling through the seasons we see many special relationships between people from a range of cultures.
New Frontier Publishing
Age 3 and over
Nabila is the new girl in class and is struggling to settle into her new school, feeling isolated and sad. Holly and her team mates devise a twelve step plan that they carry out over twelve days to help Nabila feel welcome and happy. The vibrant illustrations in this book make it a joy to read.
Age 3-6 years
This peek through picture book about kindness seemed particularly fitting today. This clever and poignant book promotes love, support and friendship.
With clever dual imagery and intricate die cuts Teckentrup has created a beautiful visual representation of what happens when kindness begins to blossom. On the right hand side we see what happens when we choose respect, consideration and love symbolised by a growing tree. In stark comparison when we choose to be selfish, unkind or cruel we create a widening chasm that is barren and lifeless. @LittleTigerUK @KindnessGrows
A subject that is rightly being brought to the forefront and discussed with children is the subject of their mental health. This week we will be sharing our favourite books to read with your child in relation to #ChildrensMentalHealthWeek2020 #MentalHealthMatters
Illustrated by Norvile Dovidonyte
I love how the book likens anxiety to a superhero in action which, when not needed can make you feel a bit sick, have a funny tummy or a racing heart. It is a really brilliant concept to normalise the scary feelings for children. It celebrates common personality traits that come with anxiety such as creativity, bravery and emotional intelligence.
Ending with a section on mindfulness techniques to try out, this book completely blew me away. I haven’t seen anything like it in picture book format and it perfectly and sensitively explains anxiety for those who suffer from it and also for those who don’t.
The Creature Choir and The Beast of Buckingham Palace
Sing your heart out with the latest picture book from best selling duo Walliams and Ross!
Our boys absolutely adored the new adaptation of Worzel Gummidge and this new edition of the much loved story by Barbara Eupan Todd is just as lovely. Worzel first appeared in 1936 as the loveable scarecrow at Scatterbrook Farm.
A Christmas Carol
Illustrated by Mike Redman
A fantastically atmospheric picture book adaptation of this classic tale, perfect for reading aloud. With rhyming text this book teaches the true meaning of christmas.