Oi Dog – Kes & Claire Gray & Jim Field

‘”Oi Dog! Get off the frog!” said the frog. ‘But I like sitting on frogs,’ said the dog. ‘Frogs are all squishy and squashy and when you sit on them they go plurppppppppppp’” Tired of being sat on by dogs, the frog is changing the rules. He no longer wants …

The Night Box – Louise Greig & Ashling Lindsay

“Day is yawning.  Quiet settles in the trees.  The birds fold their wings,  The singing stops.” When Max turns a magical key and opens the Night Box, darkness swoops out, a fox uncurls and a thousand stars sparkle and shine. The Night comes out to play.  ***  This book is …

Woolf – Alex Latimer & Patrick Latimer

A wolf and a sheep fall in love. They have a son that they call Woolf – he’s half wolf, half woolly sheep! This is Woolf’s story. It’s not easy being different – not quite fitting in with one group or another. When Woolf tries to impress the wolves, he …

Danny McGee Drinks The Sea – Andy Stanton & Neal Leyton

“One summer’s day, Danny and Frannie McGee hopped into a car and drove down to the sea.”   An utterly hilarious Seussian picture book–with a surprise ending–about a mischievous little boy who gobbles up everything in the whole entire world, except for one very important thing. . . .   …

The Prince of Pants – Andy MacDonald & Sarah McIntyre

“Prince Pip jumped out of bed. Today was his birthday!  ‘Now which pants should I wear?’ He thought.  Prince Pip had pants of all kinds – purple, gold.  Starry, dotty, zebra stripes and leopard spotty.” It’s Prince Pip’s birthday, and he can’t wait to choose a pair of pants to …

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 …