This week my children's book reviews include a brilliant ecological adventure series, a magnificent picture book about nature, a fascinating look at the Viking era and an epic fantasy for teens.
Also in the Weekend section of The South Wales Evening Post. Enjoy!
BOOK OF THE WEEK
ECO RANGERS: WILDFIRE RESCUE BY CANDICE LEMON-SCOTT
Ebony and Jay are best friends and Eco Rangers who rescue and rehabilitate wildlife in need. After a devastating wildfire in the bushland, they rescue a cute possum with burnt paws. Children will be fascinated by all the nature and animal facts interspersed throughout the adventure. An exciting topical new series that sensitively explains the dangers of fire on the environment. Perfect for early readers and animal lovers and also to share in the classroom.
PB New Frontier Publishing £5.99
MY FRIEND EARTH BY PATRICIA MACLACHLAN & FRANCESCA SANNA
PICTURE BOOK 4+
A visually stunning and joyous celebration of our wondrous planet and all the marvels it contains. The poetic text lovingly shows just how good a friend Earth is to all of us. The spectacular illustrations are bursting with bold colours and die-cut pages inviting the young readers to explore the magical world within. Explore the different seasons, climates and the animals that live there. An enchanting delight from start to finish.
Chronicle Books HB £12.99
VIKING VOYAGERS BY JACK TITE
The Vikings have a fearsome reputation as bloodthirsty warriors but they also made many remarkable accomplishments highlighted in this magnificent book. Step back in time to find out what Viking life was like, how they travelled and traded and their rich mythology. The bold graphic illustrations showcase the Vikings in all their glory with engaging and informative text and large fold-out pages. A wonderful gift for history lovers and little warriors alike.
Big Picture Press HB £16.99
HAVENFALL BY SARA HOLLAND
YOUNG ADULT 12+
A sprawling epic fantasy about a safe haven between worlds and a girl sworn to protect it. Maddie must keep the peace between the realms when her friend is accused of murder. Before war breaks out can she discover the truth and the secret of her own identity? When everyone has a hidden agenda who can she trust? Breathless in scale and ambition this is perfect for fans of Sarah J Maas and Holly Black.
Bloomsbury PB £7.99