I’ve come down with something the last couple of days and it’s drained me a bit of energy so I hope nobody minds but this week I won’t be posting up any articles or poetry or anything and instead this week/rest of the week will be a catch up of mainly kids book reviews. Today however I want to bring you the latest August book haul from the kind and wonderful people at Walker Books 🙂 It’s a mixture of picture books, middle grade/children’s reading books and a YA book!
Here are some lovely picture books (descriptions of each book courtesy of Walker Books’ email to me):
Goodnight Everyone by Chris Haughton – In this stunningly illustrated bedtime book, all of the woodland families – bears, deer, rabbits and teeny, tiny mice – are beginning to feel really … rather … tired … YAWN! “Dear me,” says Great Big Bear, “it must be time for bed!” But Little Bear is certainly not sleepy – he’s wide awake! (For now…)
Return by Aaron Becker – Failing to get the attention of her busy father, a lonely girl turns back to a fantastic world for friendship and adventure. It will take something truly powerful to persuade her to return home from this enticing realm of kings and emperors.
The Came From Planet Zabalooloo! by Sean Taylor & Kate Hindley – Boron, Bazoo and Zob are three extra-terrestrials on a mission. They’re going to take something brilliant from Earth and bring it back to their home planet, Zabalooloo. Something like … an enormous elephant!
The Lonely Giant by Sophie Ambrose – A heart-warming story about a giant who, after destroying his forest home, must learn the true value of the natural world.
And here some reading books:
Hansel an Gretel by Michael Morpurgo & Emma Chichester Clark – No child ever forgets the story of the witch, the breadcrumb trail and the gingerbread house in the forest. Michael Morpurgo takes the Brothers Grimm classic to a new level, weaving from these themes a rich fairytale tapestry of hunger and hope, cruelty and courage.
Tell it to the Moon by Siobhan Curman – Tell It to the Moon continues the story of Moonlight Dreamers Amber, Maali, Sky and Rose, who are not like everyone else and don’t want to be: becoming friends gives them the courage to be themselves
They Didn’t Teach This in Worm School by Simone Lia – Marcus is a worm. But when Marcus meets Laurence (a scruffy, fat bird who looks a lot like a chicken … and thinks he’s a flamingo!), he comes face to face with his worst fear. Will he get eaten for breakfast?
Hope you all enjoyed this months book haul from Walker Books! 😀 I’m already reading ‘Tell it to the Moon’! I’ve read the Moonlight Dreamers and really enjoyed it so I couldn’t wait to pick this next book up 🙂 I also love the sound of ‘They Didn’t Teach This in Worm School’.
Do any of the books in this haul interest you? Are there any books that you are planning on reading this month? Any recent books added to your shelves? Let me know I’d love to chat with you 🙂
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