This week my children's book reviews include a beautiful picture book with an eco message, a fascinating non-fiction book about the ocean, a book to help budding authors and a fantasy romantic adventure for teens.
Some Great Books for the Easter Holidays.
Also in the Weekend section of The South Wales Evening Post. Enjoy!
BOOK OF THE WEEK
ALBA THE HUNDRED YEAR OLD FISH BY LARA HAWTHORNE
PICTURE BOOK 4+
This story is inspired by a 205-year-old rougheye rockfish! Alba the fish lives in a beautiful city of colourful coral but it is losing its colour because of pollution. When a little girl rescues Alba found trapped in a bottle she realises what damage people are doing to the ocean. Stunning illustrations and a pertinent eco-message with a list of sea life for children to spot and conservation advice at the back. Inspiring!
ISBN 9781787412927 HB Big Picture Press £11.99
OCEAN: SECRETS OF THE DEEP BY SABRINA WEISS & GUILIA DE AMICIS
This fun reference book is overflowing with fascinating facts about the ocean. Where does the salt from seawater come from? How does sealife communicate? What can we do to protect the ocean? It takes you on a miraculous exploration of the underwater world. Children will discover a surprising array of sea life and the different and often unexplored levels of the ocean such as the midnight zone. A great gift especially if living on the coast!
ISBN 9781999968052 HB What On Earth Books £14.99
DEAR ALLY, HOW DO I WRITE A BOOK? BY ALLY CARTER
Best selling teen author Ally takes you from start to finish in how to write a book. Ally gives insightful advice on building worlds, developing the plot and characters as well tips for editing your book and getting published. Most fascinating are the snippets from Ally and her author friends, including Holly Black and Cassandra Clare, about their experiences and insights into the life of an author. This will inspire budding writers of all ages.
ISBN 978140835487 PB Orchard £6.99
THE BRINK OF DARKNESS BY JEFF GILES
YOUNG ADULT 13+
Seventeen-year-old Zoe will have to risk her life to be reunited with X, a bounty hunter from the underworld. X must first discover his true past and break the Lords hold on him for good. This epic finale will keep you on the edge of your seat. Fast and furious fun, our heroes are propelled from one world to the next without pausing for breath. A seductively romantic fantasy adventure that is perfect for fans of Cassandra Clare.
ISBN 9781408886342 PB Bloomsbury £7.99