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Friday, 11 December 2015

Childrens Book Review column in The South Wales Evening Post Dec 12th featuring lovely christmas presents for children

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST CHILDRENS BOOK COLUMN DEC 12th

A selection of books for The South Wales Evening Post for Dec 12th. My book of the week is Wolf Wilder, painting a mysterious and evocative world of wolves and a 'dark and stormy' girl. Also this week I picked a delightfully illustrated picture book about the changing seasons, a drawing book for future artists and a thrilling magical adventure that will delight Harry Potter fans at a loss to what to read next 




BOOK OF THE WEEK

THE WOLF WILDER BY KATHERINE RUNDELL
CHILDRENS 10+
High octane adventure set in snow bound Russia. A 'dark and stormy' girl called Feo fights for survival alongside a pack of wolves who's ultimate goal is freedom. Feo teaches tame wolves to fend for themselves but when the Russian Army threaten their very existence they must go on the run. A beautifully written modern day fairytale laced with Russian culture and folklore and evocative little drawings inside.
ISBN9781408862582  HB Bloomsbury Publishing £12.99
5/5 stars

PICTURE BOOK 3+



ROBINS WINTER SONG BY SUZANNE BARTON

From the award winning author illustrator of Dawn Chorus comes another beautiful tale of the changing seasons through the eyes of a young Robin. His friends are all disappearing because Winter is coming and he doesn't like the sound of 'him' at all! But soon Robin is enjoying the new season with new friends. I love Robin's courage in the face of change. Stunning illustrations using mixed media which will delight little nature lovers. 
ISBN: 9781408859148 HB Bloomsbury Publishing PLC £10.99
5/5 stars
CHILDRENS ACTIVITY 5+


STICKER DOLLY DRESSING CHRISTMAS BY LEONIE PRATT
Containing various festive scenes and over 600 reusable stickers to dress the dollies, this is another great addition to the expanding Usborne series. Little girls will love the mix and match clothes and accessories as the dolls dress for different Christmas occasions from parties to ice-skating. There are also great titles for boys such as Sticker Dressing Action Heroes. These books are great stocking fillers which will provide hours of fun!
ISBN9781409595298 PB Usborne Publishing Ltd £6.99
5/5 stars

CHILDRENS 10+

LEGACY OF THE CLAW BY C.R. GREY
Everyone that twelve year old Bailey knows has a bond with an animal who guides them but he hasn't found his yet. With a mythical tiger hunting the school grounds and dark forces surfacing can Bailey fulfil a prophecy without his? With colourful engaging characters in a setting appealing to Harry Potter fans, this is an enthralling beginning to a new exciting adventure series. Great for boys and girls who love animals and magic.
ISBN: 9781471401299 PB Hot Key Books £ 6.99
5/5 stars