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A Picturebook A Week Lane Smith Laura Ellen Andersen Marc Martin Picturebook of the Week monthly recap Sophy Henn

Picturebook of the Week monthly recap: February

  I Don’t Want Curly Hair Laura Ellen Anderson (Bloomsbury Children’s Books) We have all gone through it, wanting to have or be something which is not remotely attainable. In the case of this  ingenious little heroine, it is her curly hair she abhors and she is certainly resourceful when attempting to get rid of …

Cathy Fisher David Roberts Emily Gravett Greenaway Medal Jo Weaver Lane Smith Michelle Robinson Nicola Davies Picture Book Carousel

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. …

5+ books Lane Smith multimedia reading stories

It’s a Book

Lane Smith(Macmillan Children’s Books) A jackass (read donkey) and an ape (and a little mouse, hidden under his hat!) are sitting, reading. The ape has a book, the jackass a laptop. When the jackass enquires about the ape’s “gadget”, he is surprised to hear that it doesn’t have any gimmicks … just a good old-fashioned book, with pages …