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Saturday, 13 August 2016

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST CHILDRENS BOOK REVIEW AUG 13TH-14TH

My children's books this week for The South Wales Evening Post include a book loving knight, animal and historical activity books perfect for the holiday, a magical adventure fighting curses and an inspirational book exploring human rights.  All In the Weekend Magazine Section. Enjoy!


BOOK OF THE WEEK


PICTURE BOOK 3+
Leo's parents want him to be a proper knight fighting dragons but really he just wants to read! Can Leo show them the book is mightier than the sword? Taming monsters along the way this is a wonderful advocate for the joys of reading together and the power of stories. Another modern classic from best selling husband and wife team (who happen to live in Swansea!) with stunning illustrations and witty rhyming text.
ISBN 9781407163482 PB Scholastic £6.99
5/5 Stars

ANIMALIUM COLOURING BOOK BY KATIE SCOTT
CHILDRENS 8+
A stunning colouring book full of intricate line drawings of creatures great and small from tortoises to dolphins, owls to elephants that will certainly keep creative minds busy. Also available in the series is Historium by Jo Nelson, a companion to the Welcome to the Museum series. Decorate your own mummy or a Greek vase. Both companion books are bursting with fascinating facts and activities offering hours of entertainment to artists and budding historians alike.
ISBN 9781783706129 PB Big Picture Press £9.99
5/5 Stars



SPELL CHASERS BY LARI DON
CHILDRENS 8+
This feast of magic and fantasy will enthral. Friendship, mythical creatures and gripping adventure with plenty of twists will keep you hooked. Molly turns into a hare inconveniently every time a dog barks! Attending a curse lifting workshop to try and cure herself she meets a kelpie, a dryad, a sphinx and a toad all in similar trouble. Will they be able to reverse their dark spells? A great introduction to a bewitching new series.
ISBN ISBN: 9781782503057 PB Kelpies £6.99
5/5 Stars


HERE I STAND BY AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL UK
YOUNG ADULT 12+
In partnership with Amnesty International twenty five leading authors and illustrators including Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell unite to explore human rights in today’s society. A collection of powerful hard hitting stories that look at issues such as gender equality, race hatred, immigration and freedom of speech amongst other issues. This is a great book for igniting debate, encouraging empathy and raising questions especially in the classroom. A must for every school library.
ISBN 9781406358384 HB Walker Books £10.99

5/5 Stars





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