Cleverly using this symbolic story to highlight the pressures young ones face in society, Briton Kolber uses his experience as a family therapist to unpick the problems of life. His passion for celebrating difference shines through in both his delightful story and in the following commentary.
Joining his other titles, ‘The Nicknocker’, penned by author and illustrator Tracy Sabin, is another engrossing tale of magical adventure. Written in a believable ‘boy-like’ fashion, The Nicknocker takes its young readers on a fantasy journey, where they meet other-worldly creatures, such as Kahlo, a shapeshifting Nicknocker, Tumblewort, the grumpy old oak, and Redcap, the bloodsucking dissident of the Elven world.
In her charming follow up to ‘A Globe Adventure’, Theresa Lynn offers her new tale ‘Beyond the Clouds-A Space Adventure’. In her now familiar blend of entertaining and educational literature, Lynn takes us far from Earth, in a wonderful exploration of the Universe.
Grace, a Finnish Lapphund, asks to go on a road trip to the East Coast so she can visit where her mommy grew up and her big brother lived for five years. In the process, she gets to some of the things on her bucket list including seeing the United States, having fun at Koziar’s Christmas Village, visiting Nathan’s new apartment, and exploring historic Philadelphia.
An amazingly true story that captures the heart as it moves us from laughter to tears and teaches us to believe in the power of love. This is a story of one dog’s ability to love unconditionally and maintain her courage through periods of uncertainty.
Low self-esteem and self-worth have long been popular themes in children’s books and The Perfect Dandelion is a delightful addition to the genre.
One thing for sure is we are entering a golden age for children’s books and in particular for the illustrations within them.