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BLOG TOUR: What Did the Tree See?

Charlotte Guillain (text) & Sam Usher (artwork)(Wellbeck Publishing) Charlotte Guillain’s gentle rhymes and Sam Usher’s signature stunning watercolours come together beautifully in this tale about an oak who bears witness to the changes of the area around it and the impact of population and progress has on the local flora and fauna. Touching on historical …

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Picturebook Carousel: 2017 Greenaway Medal Longlist (4)

  The Journey Francesca Sanna (Flying Eye Books) The Journey explores the very current and heart-wrenching theme of people fleeing their war-torn home in a way that is pitched perfectly at the intended audience. Using traditional fairy-tale imagery (folksy artwork, dark forests, ogre-like figures etc), Sanna creates a narrative which deals with a powerful theme while …

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About rivers …

Two beautiful picturebooks which focus on rivers and their surroundings were published earlier this year. The River, written by Patricia Hegarty and illustrated by Hanako Clulow (Caterpillar Books) follows the epic journey of a little fish from the fresh waters created by melting snow at the top of mountains to the vast ocean. Aimed at preschool children, …

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