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NNFN 2020 The Planet We Share: From Tiny Seeds

Émilie Vast‘Plantes vagabondes’ translated from French(Thames & Hudson) Subtitled “The amazing story of how plants travel”, this visually stunning book from French creator Émilie Vast illustrates seed dispersal and the role of each featured seed plays in its ecosystem. The book showcases 10 different journeys, from ‘flying’, ‘floating’, to ‘being eaten’ and finally ‘helped by …

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BLOG TOUR: Gender Swapped Fairy Tales

I have always loved feminist fractured fairy tales, of which there are plenty published. But Gender Swapped Fairy Tales by Karrie Fransman and Jonathan Plackett (Faber) is an anthology like no other. Rather than fracture and rewrite the traditional tales, what the creators have done is ‘simply’ switch the genders in each story. Nothing less, …

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Oi Aardvark!

Kes Gray (text) & Jim Field (artwork)(Hodder Children’s Books) Frog has written a book! A comprehensive guide for all animals who are still not quite sure where to rest their behinds! It is called “The All-New Alphabetty Botty Book” and despite Cat’s skepticism, Frog manages to find a new animal for every letter. From nits …

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When Stars Are Scattered – the power of graphic novels in building empathy

Victoria Jamieson (story & art), Omar Mohamed (story), Iman Geddy (colour)(Faber Children’s Books) It is my pleasure to kick off the blog tour that celebrates the release of When Stars Are Scattered, a graphic memoir by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed, telling Omar and his brother Hassan’s life as Somali refugees in a huge Kenyan …