Considering he drew the designs for some of the objects we now use most often, Leonardo da Vinci is the perfect inventor/artist to introduce to your children. This beautiful book showcases six great inventions from flying machines to architecture, hydraulic power to mechanical inventions, war machines and a mechanical man.
Month: July 2014
A cute way to label your books - book plates are also great when loaning books out or if you have a children's book club. We love these from Macaroon personalised stationery and Exclusive Books also sell a lovely Kate Sutton pack which you can write any name in....
eBooks have become the fastest growing sector of children’s publishing. All major publishing houses now have eBooks and apps sections and all major book selling sites such as Kalahari, Amazon, Exclusives have them too. Should you buy e-Books or is this just increasing your children’s screen time?
By Jon Klassen (Walker)
A bear has lost his hat. He wants it back. He asks a few animals but they have not seen it. Even the rabbit who, funnily enough, is wearing a red hat, has not seen it. Wait a moment. What happens after the bear remembers where he last saw his hat is both laugh-out-loud hilarious and a little dark…
By Jon Klassen (Walker)
Age 0-3, 4-6
This Is Not My Hat has just earned the double honour of winning both the Kate Greenaway medal and the Caldecott Award. A delightfully simple moral tale with a twist of humour about a fish who steals a hat and thinks he’ll probably get away with it. Probably.
This book is the first book in The Giver quartet, followed by Gathering Blue, Messenger and lastly Son. The Giver has been made in to a movie with the same title, which was filmed in South Africa.
By Rick Riordan (Puffin Books)
Guest reviewed by Liam Renzon, age 10
Percy Jackson is a normal teenage kid except for one big difference – he’s the son of the Greek god Poseidon. He has no idea who he really is but suspects something’s up because every letter he reads appears in Greek. One day on a school outing to a museum, his teacher Mrs. Dodds, calls him to another room, transforms into a monster bird and attacks him.
Guest review by Francis Hayton, Age 12, Grade 7
Fifteen-year-old Tiger Lily doesn’t believe in love stories or happy endings. Then she meets the alluring teenage Peter Pan in the forbidden woods of Neverland and immediately falls under his spell.
Everywhere Babies is the simple story of what babies do all over the world, from getting cuddled to playing, eating, crying and sleeping is told in rhyming text, creating a wonderful celebration of baby life.