3 RECOMMENDED BOOKS FOR CHILDREN AGED 2-7+ YEARS
jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG Friday 21st February 2020
Children’s Picture Book
We Catch the Bus by Katie Abey (Author, Illustrator)
Paperback: 32 pages
Age Range: 3-6 Years
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens Books
Choose your favourite vehicle and LET’S GO! Join all the busy animals as they zoom around in every kind of vehicle you can imagine, vibrantly illustrated by the talented Katie Abey. Is that a cheeky monkey flying a plane? And did I see a llama riding a scooter? And there’s a whole pack of animals catching that bus. All the animals are on the move in their favourite vehicles, zipping by in their own hilarious way. Travel across airports, race through city streets in fire engines and drive around building sites. Wherever you’re going today … tell us how it should be done! We Catch the Bus invites children to choose their favourite vehicles and how they like to travel over 12 spreads, packed with animals driving cars, buses, diggers, spacecraft, bikes, ships, scooters and more. With interactive speech bubbles and hilarious shout outs, this hilarious follow-up to We Wear Pants and We Eat Bananas is perfect for fans of You Choose and Just Imagine and kids who love to be on the move.
It’s a No-Money Day by Kate Milner (Author, Illustrator)
Paperback: 32 pages
Age Range: 3-5 Years
Publisher: Barrington Stoke
Mum works really hard, but today there is no money left and no food in the cupboards. Forced to visit the local foodbank, Mum feels ashamed that they have to rely on the kindness of others, but her young daughter can still see all the good in her day like reading and drawing, and even the foodbank. Maybe one day things will be different but for now together they brighten up even the darkest of days. A moving insight into the sad rise and necessity of foodbanks from the perspective of society’s most vulnerable, and an essential book to help develop empathy in younger readers.
CHAPTER BOOK FOR AGE: 7+
Beyond Platform 13 by Sibéal Pounder (Author), Beatriz Castro (Illustrator)
Paperback: 256 pages
Age Range: 7 – 11 years
Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Books
Discover why the secrets are escaping in this fun, magical adventure by Sibéal Pounder, beautifully illustrated by Beatriz Castro. Beyond Platform 13 is inspired by characters from Eva Ibbotson’s classic, The Secret of Platform 13.
The Island of Mist is under siege and Odge Gribble and Prince Ben are in hiding. Desperate to find out why the mist is disappearing, Odge travels through the gump to Vienna, to find a mistmaker expert.
But in yet another case of mistaken identity, Odge finds Lina, a nine-year-old girl looking for adventure. With the help of friends old and new, and some very interesting magic, Odge and Lina must discover the secret of the mist, before they lose their beloved island completely.
Sibéal Pounder is the author of Witch Wars and is Eva Ibbotson’s biggest fan. Her magical story celebrates twenty-five years of Eva’s original, with an updated illustrated edition of The Secret of Platform 13 also available.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
“I have peaked” Stormzy reacts after bakery chain Greggs presents him with a ‘black card’, meaning free pastries for life
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY
If your face is ugly you can’t blame the mirror – Chinese proverb
Happiness is… Beyond Platform 13
GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY
Doctor, Doctor, I have a rash that looks like a dish of strawberries.
I’m sure I have some cream for that.
Love is…your comfort zone
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