This week my children's book reviews include a celebration of girl power, a picture book about finding love, a wild robot adventure and a romantic comedy for the modern teenager.
Perfect reads for Valentine's Day and something for everyone!
Also in the Weekend section of The South Wales Evening Post.
BOOK OF THE WEEK
MAKE MORE NOISE! BY NOSY CROW
An empowering anthology from best-selling children's authors including Emma Carroll and M.G. Leonard which celebrate strong girls and women. There are stories for everyone from historical to adventure. One hundred years ago, this week, women won the right to vote. These stories, some based on real people and some imagined, will hopefully help inspire a new generation of girl power and equality. A must for every school library. Each book donates £1 to Camfed.
ISBN 9781788002394 PB Nosy Crow £7.99
THE POESY RING BY BOB GRAHAM
PICTURE BOOK 4+
Love is always there, it just needs to be found. A whimsical and romantic journey of a poesy ring that was thrown away. The reader travels with it far and wide, through the seasons, over land and sea until it finds a loving home again. The visual narrative through the beautiful pen and wash illustrations add depth and empathy to an endearing story making it a perfect gift for Valentines Day.
ISBN 9781406378276 HB Walker Books £11.99
THE WILD ROBOT BY PETER BROWN
Roz the robot is stranded on a wild island and to survive she must befriend the animals who live there. When her owners come to take her home, she must fight to protect all she holds dear. Children will love Roz the robot, her adopted duck, Brightbill and the menagerie of talking animals. Striking illustrations and short, snappy chapters give this action-packed adventure a broad appeal. The Iron Giant meets Jungle Book.
ISBN 9781848127272 PB Piccadilly £6.99
MOVIE NIGHT BY LUCY COURTENAY
YOUNG ADULT 13+
When Hanna sees her boyfriend kissing another girl she turns to her best friend Sol for support. They watch a film together once a month to work out life's hardest questions. Told from Hanna's and Sol's alternating points of view it gives insight into their characters and their struggle with unrequited love. This heart-warming comedy of errors and misunderstandings makes it a perfect read for romantics and movie lovers. Pretty in Pink for the modern teenager.
ISBN 9781444930733 PB Hodder £7.99