This week my children's book reviews include an accessible and entertaining book on politics, a board book on how to count from 1-5 in five languages, an exciting welsh biking adventure and an historical romance with a feminist twist.
Also in the Weekend section of The South Wales Evening Post.
BOOK OF THE WEEK
USBORNE POLITICS FOR BEGINNERS BY LOUIE STOWELL, ALEX FRITH & ROSIE HORE
Understanding politics is essential for our younger generation. In a rapidly changing world it is crucial our children (and adults) realise how governments and our votes can impact our lives. The colourful and appealing style of this brilliant book explains and covers key topics such as different types of government and ideologies, human rights and freedom of speech. Politics is everywhere and if we don't understand how it works how can we improve it? A must read.
ISBN 9781474922524 HB Usborne £9.99
HOW TO COUNT 1-5 IN FIVE LANGUAGES BY KENARD PAK
BOARD BOOK 4+
An educative and fun interactive sound book with which you can learn to count from 1-5 in French, Japanese, Mandarin, English and Spanish. Push the button which collates with a matching page and count with each child in their respective language. Pastel illustrations and clear text make this introduction to different languages very entertaining. Also available is How to Say I Love You in Five Languages, which is a cute present to someone you love.
ISBN 9781786030801 HB Wide Eyed £8.99
SCRAMBLED BY HUW DAVIES
Fourteen year old, Davidd enjoyed school in the South Wales valleys, until he becomes a victim of bullying by the local gang. Things are not great at home either. Unfairly labelled a troublemaker he discovers motorcycle scrambling and everything changes. Will Davidd win fame and fortune? Or is he heading for a fall? A coming of age tale full of dark Welsh humour with family at its centre and the importance of finding your own path.
ISBN 9781910080368 PB Firefly Press£6.99
UNVEILING VENUS BY SOPHIA BENNETT
YOUNG ADULT 13+
Artist's muse, Persephone Lavelle flees scandal from 19th century London to Venice. When she meets a mysterious stranger, he offers her the world but at what price? This decadent historical romance with a feminist twist is like a jewelled casket of chocolates waiting to be opened. This will sweep you away into masked balls and high society to a Dickensian underworld of decadence.
ISBN 9781847158253 PB Stripes £7.99