This week my children's book reviews include a picture book about a child with autism, a picture book remembering sunny days, a big book celebrating cars and an anthology by BAME writers.
All in the Weekend section of The South Wales Evening Post. Enjoy
BOOK OF THE WEEK
THROUGH THE EYES OF ME BY JON ROBERTS
PICTURE BOOK 3+
A sensitive and illuminating account of life as a child with autism, inspired by the author's daughter. As we get to know four year old Kya, we discover her likes and dislikes. The story also explains Kya's differences and beautiful quirks. The enchanting and playful pen and wash illustrations, by Hannah Rounding, compliment the eye catching and engaging text. A perfect introduction for children and adults, to help raise awareness and understanding about autism.
ISBN 9781912213009 PB Graffeg £6.99
SUN BY SAM USHER
PICTURE BOOK 3+The perfect antidote to a rainy Summer. A boy and his granddad set off on a scorching adventure. It's hotter than broccoli soup! Eventually, they find the perfect spot for a picnic but some pirates have beaten them to it. Wondrous, atmospheric illustrations that pulsate with the fiery heat of a summer's day. It also encapsulates the lovely bond between granddad and grandson. Richly told, this will captivate kids imagination. For Quentin Blake fans.
ISBN 9781783707959 PB Templar £6.99
THE STORY OF THE CAR BY GILES CHAPMAN
A rip roaring ride through the history of the world's most iconic and popular cars of all time. From Benz's first motor wagon to the jet-propelled ThrustSSC. The slick and bold graphics describe the beauty of line and design of the car as it develops over the ages. How they effect our lives, as well as the developments of the car's inner workings. An ideal gift that can be shared by motoring enthusiasts of all ages.
ISBN 9781526360267 HB Wren & Rook £12.99
A CHANGE IS GONNA COME BY VARIOUS
YOUNG ADULT 13+
An anthology featuring BAME writers. A variety of genre's including historical, contemporary, magical realism and dystopia. A rallying call to empower young people to take charge of their future. The stories and poems address the themes of race, mental health and identity. Deeply thought provoking, this is a must for schools and book clubs to raise awareness and discussion. Includes a list of resources to help with the issues raised.
ISBN 9781847158390 PB Stripes £7.99