Everybunny dance – Ellie Sandall

“Nobody is watching. Now’s the perfect chance. Ready bunny, steady bunny,  EVERYBUNNY DANCE!” A delightfully exuberant story about friendship and looking beyond appearances from a talented young picture book creator. Did you know that bunnies love to dance? Did you know they love to sing and play the flute? There’s a …

Barefoot on the Wind – Zoe Marriott

“There is a monster in the forest, whispered the trees.  ‘I know, Sister.’ I patted the vast trunk of an ancient cedar with one sun-browned hand as I passed. ‘I know.’ The tree shuddered a little. I turned away to crouch by the body of the serow I had just …

Scholastic announce Lollies 2017 shortlist

Have you heard the news? Michael Rosen, novelist, poet and former Children’s Laureate, has announced the shortlist for the 2017 Laugh Out Loud Awards (The Lollies!) and its looking great! Now in its second year the Lollies was created by Scholastic to celebrate the funniest children’s books around. Michael Rosen …

Review: Odd Dog Out by Rob Biddulph

“For busy dogs a busy day Of busy work and busy play” It’s a dog’s life in the big city but there’s someone who doesn’t quite fit in. It’s lonely being the odd dog out, so she packs her case and travels around the world to try to find her …

Writer Beware: Inspired By vs. Plagiarism

When you read a book you love, there are several things that happen. You find yourself utterly mesmerised by this new world. It is exciting, discovering something new for the first time. Most of us can remember the first time that we read a book that we adored; it’s akin …

Indie Bookshop Week Book Award 2017 Shortlist

I’m so behind on posting about this, it actually makes me feel a bit sad. I’m sorry I’ve neglected Readaraptor, and I would promise to be better, but it may not be a promise I can keep so thank you if you’re still reading! Anyway, on to the news at …

Floss The Playground Boss – Corrinne Averiss & Sam Usher

Floss says STOP, Floss says GO!  Floss says YES, Floss says NO! Floss is the playground boss! That is until a new boy named Peter moves into the house on the opposite side of the playground from Floss. When Peter decides he doesn’t want to play along with Floss’ rules, she learns that having …

Usborne Tales for Little Children – Various

This collection of old fairy and folk tales from across the world, retold by various authors and illustrators for an anthology published by Usborne Children’s Books. The perfect length for a bedtime story, these were told – one per night – to Spike as she relaxed in her cot before …

Where Bear? – Sophy Henn

Once there was a bear cub who lived with a little boy. But over time the bear cub grew . . . and grew . . . and GREW! And did things that bears do . . . and do . . . and DO! One day the boy looked …