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Recently I became part of the Nosy Crow Crew  and thought this was a perfect opportunity to showcase some of their lovely picture books.   Troll Swap Leigh Hodgkinson Timothy Limpet is a troll that does not much like troll things and behaviour. Tabitha Limpit is a little girl who definitely does not behave like one. …

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FOCUS ON: Some comics and graphic novels for children

Azzi in Between Sarah Garland (Frances Lincoln Children’s Books) Endorsed by Amnesty International and winner of the inaugural Little Rebels Awards,  Azzi in Between is a moving picture book, told in comic format, about a family’s journey from oppression in their native land to Britain where they take refuge. Azzi lives with her parents and grandmother in a faraway country …

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Two brand new series from Holly Webb

May saw the publication of two  brand new series by bestselling author Holly Webb. Though she is best known for her animal stories, these two series focus on  different genres, although interestingly both feature a dog as one of the main characters!   Maisie Hitchins: The Case of the Stolen Sixpence with artwork by Marion Lindsay (Stripes …

7+ Brothers Grimm gift books

BROTHERS GRIMM WEEK (1): Illustrated Grimm’s Fairy Tales

Ruth Brocklehurst & Gillian Doherty (text) & Raffaella Ligi (illustrations)(Usborne) This beautiful cloth-bound edition (part of the Usborne Clothbound Collection) gathers a selection of fifteen tales retold in a language that is easily accessible for newly independent readers, and include the most famous of the Brothers Grimm’s tales, including Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood, The …