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10 Day Picture Book Challenge

I have been taking part in the 10 Day Picture Book Challenge over on Twitter (you can follow other entries with #10daypicturebookchallenge ).Here is the compilation of my choices, with the 3 words I chose to describe them. If you are interested in reading more about them, I wrote about some of the following on …

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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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Picturebook Carousel: 2017 Greenaway Medal Longlist (3)

Return Aaron Becker (Walker Books) Return is a spectacular culmination to the story told in the incredibly imaginative trilogy which began with Journey, (see the guest post by Aaron Becker here). A little girl, ignored by her father who is hard at work drawing (incidentally), uses her red pencil to open a door to an …

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Picturebook Carousel: 2017 Greenaway Longlist (2)

Wild Animals of the North Dieter Braun, translated by Jen Calleja (Flying Eye Books) It is great to see translated books finally accepted in Carnegie and Greenaway lists, which allows for this beautiful exploration of the fauna in the Northern Hemisphere  by German illustrator Dieter Braun to be included this year. This is the first in the …

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Picturebook Carousel: 2017 Greenaway Medal Longlist (1)

This is a particularly exciting year for the Greenaway Medal, with a variety of formats recognised in the top 20, including several non-fiction titles, which is most welcome. I will be doing short reviews of all top 20 titles in the run-up to the shortlist announcement on 16 March, and here is the first installment. …

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PICTURE BOOK CAROUSEL: board books for little ones

    There are plenty of things to discover and explore in the brightly coloured pages of Baby Touch: Busy Baby (Ladybird), encouraged by lots of touch-and-feel patches on the pages. This is a large format board book perfect for sharing, and it comes with an accompanying CD which includes ten instrumental tracks. We have always been …