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Saturday, 16 April 2016

Childrens Book Review in The South Wales Evening Post April 16th-17th

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST CHILDRENS BOOK REVIEW APRIL 16th

Find my Childrens Book Review Column in The South Wales Evening Post this weekend April 16th-17th. This weeks picks include a timeline of British History, exotic food, an adventurous pigeon and personal second world war stories.

BOOK OF THE WEEK



THE WHAT ON EARTH? WALLBOOK TIMELINE OF BRITISH HISTORY BY CHRISTOPHER LLOYD
CHILDRENS 7+
From dinosaurs to the present day this is a wonderful illustrated timeline of British History that children can follow over a fold out two meter long map. Also included are stories, letters, a quiz and a magnifier to get a really good look at the details. Giving an overall view of how history developed this will enthral budding historians and will really help explain the evolving social changes alongside significant events. Fascinating.
ISBN: 9780993019920 HB What on Earth Publishing Ltd £12.99
5/5 Stars




CAN I EAT THAT? BY JOSHUA DAVID STEIN
PICTURE BOOK 3+
Expand your childrens culinary horizons with this bright and quirky picture book about food we can or cannot eat. What is a sea urchin? Do eggs grow on egglants? Cleverly picking on foods from around the world and playing on words this will stimulate not only thought and discussion but your taste buds as well. Suitable for either good or faddy eaters alike this engaging book also donates a portion of its proceeds to Action Against Hunger.
ISBN: 9780714871400 HB  Phaidon Press Ltd £10.95
4/5 Stars



DAVE PIGEON BY SWAPNA HADDOW
CHILDRENS 5+
Dave and his sidekick Skipper are two pigeons on a quest to defeat the most evil cat in town. Told in first person and punctured with hilarious cartoon like illustrations from the talented Sheena Dempsey the two squabbling birds tell the story of their adventures making it perfect for early readers. Children will love these two irreverent heroes but who will win Mean Cat or Dave Pigeon? You will have to learn Pigeonese to find out!
ISBN: 9780571323302 PB Faber & Faber £5.99
5/5 Stars



VOICES FROM THE SECOND WORLD WAR BY VARIOUS
CHILDRENS 9+

    This insightful and sensitive historical book is packed full of personal accounts of World War Two. Stories include resistance fighters, RAF pilots, a man who survived Hiroshima and a prisoner of Auschwitz. Children gain a real insight into the enormous effect that the war had on lives. It is a treasury of valuable lessons learned that can be passed down to future generations. A portion of proceeds donated to Silver Line.
    ISBN: 9781406360110 HB  Walker Books Ltd £14.99
    5/5 Stars