This week my children's book reviews include a book filled with kindness, a simply told story of Easter, an art class with a master Impressionist and a dystopian 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
KIND BY ALISON GREEN & VARIOUS
PICTURE BOOK 4+
A gorgeous picture book celebrating kindness with pictures by 38 international illustrators including Quentin Blake; Axel Scheffler, Lydia Monks and Britta Teckentrup. Each picture shows children a different way that they can show kindness to make a better world. It highlights that everyone is valuable and we all have gifts to share. £1 per copy is donated to Three Peas, a charity helping refugees. A beautiful and thoughtful gift that will be treasured for generations.
ISBN 9781407194561 HB Alison Green Books £12.99
THE EASTER STORY BY HEATHER AMERY & NORMAN YOUNG
PICTURE BOOK 3+
A charming retelling of the Easter story told in very simple language that is accessible for story time and early readers. The colourful illustrations add to the narrative so that children can easily follow the story along with teachers and family members. The expressive and clearly defined characters will help children understand the emotions of the story. There is also a sticker book available in this series as a companion.
ISBN 9780746071533 PB Usborne £3.99
ART MASTERCLASS WITH CLAUDE MONET BY KATIE COTTON & HANNA KONOLA
Learn how to paint like the Impressionist master Monet with this fact-filled activity book. Children can follow each of the twelve lessons including drawing, colouring and sticking activities while learning to use all their senses to appreciate art. Learn how to draw water lilies or paint different light depending on the time of day. Brilliant projects for home or in school full of Monet's wonderful art and lots of space for kids to experiment with.
ISBN 9781786037961 PB Wide Eyed Editions £9.99
THE SECRET RUNNERS OF NEW YORK BY MATTHEW REILLY
YOUNG ADULT 14+
When Skye and her twin brother Red move to Manhattan they join a secret elite school gang who have discovered a portal to the future. But they discover a horrifying reality and must figure out how to survive impending annihilation. A fast-paced explosive dystopian adventure that will have teens hooked from the beginning. It's edgy, disturbing and darkly imaginative plot brims with characters to love and hate. Stranger Things meets Gossip Girl.
ISBN 9781471407956 PB Hot Key £7.99