Thursday, 26 September 2019

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST CHILDRENS BOOK REVIEW SEPT 28-29 2019


This week my children's book reviews include a sumptuous book of birds, an insightful picture book about two autistic friends, a beautiful and mystical adventure of a fox cub and an in-depth look at the fabulous women in the Marvel Universe.  



Also in the Weekend section of The South Wales Evening Post. Enjoy!




BOOK OF THE WEEK

ATLAS OF AMAZING BIRDS BY MATT SEWELL
CHILDREN 7+
This vibrant compendium celebrates the most amazing birds from around the world. The dazzling watercolour illustrations are accompanied by witty and informative observations that bring the birds to life. Did you know The Great Grey Owl is the largest in the world? From magnificent eagles to tiny hummingbirds children will discover about migrations, mating rituals, surviving in extreme environments — a stunning gift book for little nature lovers and a lovely book to share with the family.
HB Pavilion £16.99


THROUGH THE EYES OF US BY JON ROBERTS
PICTURE BOOK 4+
Friends Kya and Martha are both autistic and both completely different. Kya is quiet, but Martha is talkative and asks a lot of questions. Both love the sensations around them, touching different materials and treat every day as an adventure. The second in the series will continue bringing a greater understanding of children's differences and is especially useful to share in class. The joyful pen and wash illustrations perfectly capture the two energetic and happy girls.
PB Graffeg £7.99



WHITE FOX BY CHEN JIATONG
CHILDREN 9+
Orphaned fox cub Dilah must embark on a quest to become human. A magical moonstone is his only guide. Children will love following Dilah's adventure across strange lands as he meets new friends. But who are the blue foxes chasing him? The story captures the kindness and cruelty of humans, the beauty of nature and how the cub learns to be brave. It is sprinkled with evocative illustrations by Viola Wang. Lion King meets Watership Down.
Chicken House PB £6.99



POWERS OF A GIRL BY LORRAINE CINK & ALICE X.SHANG
CHILDREN 10+
Explore the lives of 65 exceptional and diverse Marvel Women who changed the universe. It is filled with inspiring lessons and observations paired with the origins of each character. The accompanying illustrations are vibrant and emotive with a seventies vibe. Discover all about these fearsome females from the most well known such as Captain Marvel and Gamora to lesser-known such as Squirrel Girl and Silk. A perfect present for Marvel fans.
HB Studio Press £12.99


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