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Saturday, 25 June 2016

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST CHILDRENS BOOK COLUMN JUNE 25TH - 26TH

My children's books this week for The South Wales Evening Post include a brilliant outdoor book that will encourage kids to go out in the fresh air, a colour monster who understands your moods, a naughty little liar and the perfect summer story collection. All In the Weekend Magazine Section. Enjoy!




BOOK OF THE WEEK

THE USBORNE OUTDOOR BOOK BY ALICE JAMES AND EMILY BONE, ILLUSTRATED BY BRIONY MAY SMITH
CHILDRENS 6+

This brilliant book is a perfect way to encourage children to play outdoors whether it be in the park, garden, seashore or woods. A shocking poll revealed 37% of kids have not played outside by themselves in the last 6 months. This sumptuously illustrated book is a great way to change that and provides loads of inspiration from beach games, bird watching to building a shelter. Its packed full of exciting activities you hadn't even thought of!

ISBN 9781409599104 HB Usborne Publishing £9.99
5/5 Stars




THE COLOUR MONSTER BY ANNA LLENAS
PICTURE BOOK 3+

A stunning picture book that explores colour and moods in a fun and gentle way. The colour monster doesn’t know if he is happy, sad, calm, angry or scared. To help understand the difference his friend shows him through colour. With sensitively accessible collage style illustrations this will help children share and explore their feelings and also show a way to manage them. A pop up and colour activity book are also available in this delightful series.

ISBN 9781783704231 PB Templar Publishing £6.99
5/5 Stars




BEAKY MALONE:WORLDS GREATEST LIAR BY BARRY HUTCHISON
CHILDRENS 8+

Beaky Malone is famous for telling porky pies but his sister has had enough and shoves him in a truth telling machine! Now all he can say is the toe curling truth to everyone's horror. Reminiscent of the film Liar, Liar this is bubbling with irreverent humour as Beaky vomits one unfortunate gem after the other. As his troubles grow his madcap capers will have you roaring with laughter while rooting for Beaky throughout.

ISBN 9781847156730 PB Stripes Publishing £5.99
5/5 Stars




SUMMER DAYS AND SUMMER NIGHTS BY STEPHANIE PERKINS
YOUNG ADULT 12+

A resplendent collection of twelve romantic short stories by some of our most popular YA authors writing today. Including Cassandra Clare, Stephanie Perkins and Veronica Roth these eclectic tales have something for everyone. From contemporary to fantasy, it doesn't shy away from tackling a wide variety of issues and not all have happy endings. It's the perfect book to dip into for the summer on the beach or having a readathon snuggled up in bed.

ISBN9781509809899 HB Pan Macmillan £10.99

4/5 Stars