Blog Posts - Picture Book



Stone Underpants – review and giveaway

Monkey has been learning all about the Stone Age at school this half term so when we were offered the chance to read Stone Underpants, I knew we had to say yes. Published through Maverick Arts Publishing last month this … Continue reading ͛...
by Over 40 and a Mum to One on Dec 2, 2016

Introducing Teddy

I’m always interested to look at books which tackle different subjects, and Introducing Teddy is certainly one of those.  We recently received the hardback picture book from Boolino to have a look through. Written by Jessica Walton we meet Th...
by Over 40 and a Mum to One on Aug 27, 2016

The Picture Book That Taught Me About Black Girl Magic 30 Years Ago

Before the internet and #BlackGirlMagic, this picture book helped one Rioter love her blackness.
by Book Riot on Jul 27, 2016

George and the New Craze

Monkey loves Giraffes so it’s no wonder that he’s a big fan of Alice Hemming and her series of books about George the Giraffe.  In her latest offering, George and the New Craze we are back at the Heavenly Hippos Wildlife … Continu...
by Over 40 and a Mum to One on Jul 13, 2016

Not Enough for Queen Fluff

Recently we read a book that reminded me a little of Marie Antoinette and her total disregard for the squalor her subjects lived in, whilst she enjoyed the finer things in life. Monkey had received Not Enough for Queen Fluff, the … Continue re...
by Over 40 and a Mum to One on Jul 5, 2016

Book Review: The Bumblebear Written and illustrated by Nadia Shireen

The Bumblebear is about a bear who loves honey and hatches a cunning plot to get his hands on some by making friends with bees and going to bee school. This is a fun read… View Full Post The post Book Review: The Bumblebear Written and illustra...
by Being a Mummy on May 30, 2016

The Dragon and the Nibblesome Knight

by Over 40 and a Mum to One on May 25, 2016

A Hungry Lion – Lucy Ruth Cummins

It’s fair to say that we read a lot of books in this house. Whilst Little Miss C is now obsessed with reading herself, Master C still loves nothing more than curling up in an evening with a pile of picture books – and I’m pretty sur...
by Being Mrs C on May 6, 2016

Bitsboard PRO – The Best Educational Learning Games and Flash Cards in 1 App by Innovative Investments Limited – Review & Giveaway

What we love… Fully customizable lessons with lots of different learning modes. What we’d love to see… Even more boards on math. Summary Bitsboard Pro is the ultimate educational app with top-quality content and outstanding enabling...
by The iMum on Apr 27, 2016

Hedgehugs Hopping Hot

Oh Mummy, it’s a new Hedgehugs book!  This was Monkey’s response when we received the new Hedgehugs Hopping Hot hot off the press a few weeks back. Published 2 weeks ago by Maverick Arts Publishing, this is the third installment of R...
by Over 40 and a Mum to One on Feb 11, 2016

Strictly No Crocs

Monkey’s been fascinated by crocodiles since our trip to Crocodile World, we got to see them being fed, so he’s seen them up close with their sharp teeth and snappy jaws. Strictly No Crocs is written by Heather Pindar and is … Cont...
by Over 40 and a Mum to One on Feb 4, 2016

Professor McQuark and the Oojamaflip

Monkey’s ears pricked up as soon as I read out the title of the latest release from Maverick Arts Publishing.  Professor McQuark and the Oojamaflip is the first childrens picture book written by Lou Treleaven, and it’s published on Thurs...
by Over 40 and a Mum to One on Jan 26, 2016

Rain – a book review

Now I know at the moment we’re all rather sick of the sight of Rain, but we’ve been enjoying a lovely book which shows us how animals on the African plains might react to the arrival of Rain.  Written by … Continue reading →...
by Over 40 and a Mum to One on Jan 11, 2016

France ~ Madeline

We are visiting France with our micro-school friends over the next few weeks so I hope to be able to share a few glimpses of some of what we all get up to.First off for my group was Madeline with the younger kids.No visit to France is complete withou...
by Our Worldwide Classroom on Oct 9, 2015

Nyatapola-Five story pagoda temple Bhaktapur

Nyatapola ,five story pagoda temple Bhaktapur Nyatapola temple ,located in Bhaktapur,is of the temples that are still in existence  which was built in 1702 A.D. under the rule of King Bhupatindra... Welcome the www.nepkos.com.
by Nepkos-Nepali Media on Sep 8, 2015

Ladybird Tuesday: A Ladybird Fifth Picture Book

The Ladybird books for pre-schoolers have to be some of my favourite ones – possibly because they remind me so much of the very early years of my childhood. A couple of years ago now I features the First Picture Book here on Ladybird Tuesday an...
by Being Mrs C on Jun 9, 2015

Shutterfly Deals 50% off Hard Cover Photo Books + 30% off Everything Else

In addition to it almost being Friday, we have something else for you to get excited about - this week only, all customers enjoy 50% off Hard Cover Photo Books + 30% off everything else with promo code RELAX! Offer expires May 27, 2015 (1...
by Craft drawer on May 21, 2015

Free Kindle download (April 4 - April 8)  The Special: A Story About Self-EsteemWritten and illustrated by Kirsten JanyWhen a little lamb finds herself the last toy on the store shelf, she worries. With no electronics, no buttons, and not even a...
by Mom Loves 2 Read on Apr 4, 2015

ANZAC Picture Books

ANZAC day is fast approaching so I thought I would share a small selection of picture books with you.ANZAC Biscuits, by Phil Cummings & Owen SwanThis is the touching story of a little girl named Rachel. Whom along with her mother, bakes biscuits...
by Our Worldwide Classroom on Mar 20, 2015

Read to Me: Picking Books for Toddlers

Hail to toddlers: they are the tiniest population (so-to-speak) and the most fun to buy books for. Keep in mind, if buying books for young kids is new to you (as it was for me), then you do want to think … Continued You just finished reading...
by Book Riot on Mar 7, 2015


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