I have just a few books in today’s Kitten Corner round-up, but I think that this is one of my favourite kinds of book – gorgeous, informative picture books with tons of detail for confident readers who need a bit more meat in their stories! All of these books were sent to me for review, but that doesn’t affect my opinions!Continue reading “Kitten Corner: Illustrated Books for Slightly Older Readers!”
I’ll tell you what’s not a secret: my absolute adoration of Picklewitch and Jack. I loved the first two books in this fun chapter book series (reviews here and here), and their third adventure more than lives up to the hype!Continue reading “Review: Picklewitch and Jack and the Sea Wizard’s Secret”
I’ve been a huge fan of this fun middle grade series since the first book, The Dragon in the Library (my review is here!), and loved the second book, The Monster in the Lake, too (review for that one here!). So today I’m bringing you a review of book three of Kit’s madcap adventures, The Wizard in the Wood!Continue reading “Review: The Wizard in the Wood”
This time on Kitten Corner I’m featuring a selection of books that look at a range of emotions, good and bad, through sweet animal stories. If you’d have asked me a couple of months ago, I would have said that was quite a narrow niche to find books in, but it just so happens we’ve read quite a few recently! As always with these posts, any books I received for review will be marked with a *, but the fact they were sent to me doesn’t affect my opinions.
Love by Emma Dodd*
Board book published on 14th January 2021by Nosy Crow
Oh, this is one that will make you cry if it hits you on the right day! This is a sweet, simple rhyming book that describes lots of different things that love is all about, accompanied by beautiful art of two rabbits, a baby and an adult. There are no genders assigned to either rabbit, and no explicit mention of who the adult rabbit is to the child (except in the blurb, where it says “mummy”, but I wouldn’t tend to read that with a child), so this would be a beautiful one to read together no matter what your relationship to your young reading partner is – mum, dad, grandparent, or any other caretaker, this book makes it clear that love is simple and pure and brilliant. It’s a beautiful book in both sentiment and illustration, and one I’ll be buying for many people, I think.Continue reading “Kitten Corner: Books About Feelings!”
For this instalment of Kitten Corner I wanted to highlight some of the beautiful non-fiction books we’ve been enjoying recently. While I do love a good story, there are some wonderful books out there that look at interesting topics like wildlife and history, and they can be just as gorgeously designed and illustrated, and just as captivating, as fiction!
As always with these posts, books marked with a * were sent to me free of charge by the publisher.
The Castle The King Built by Rebecca Colby, illustrated by Tom Froese*
Published 14th January 2021 by Nosy CrowContinue reading “Kitten Corner: Non-fiction For Babies!”
This fab series of middle grade mysteries continues with the exciting fourth book, The Frost Castle Adventure!Continue reading “Review: Clifftoppers – The Frost Castle Adventure”
The first Jasper and Scruff book was a delightful story of two oddly-matched friends, and I couldn’t wait to read another of their adventures!Continue reading “Review: Jasper and Scruff Take a Bow”
I’ve read several books recently that seem to be on a similar theme, so I thought I’d scoop them all up into one post of mini reviews. None of these were quite my usual cup of tea, but they should all be hits with those who love middle grade mysteries set in the real world!
All three of these were sent free of charge for me to review; the first two were unsolicited physical proofs from Nosy Crow and the last was one I requested from NetGalley.
The Secret Detectives by Ella RisbridgerContinue reading “Middle Grade Mystery Mini-Reviews”
I had so much fun with Betsy and her 44 highly-trained mice in their first adventure, 44 Tiny Secrets (review here!), that I couldn’t resist the chance to review their second!Continue reading “Review: 44 Tiny Acrobats”
I adored the first two Marshmallow Pie books (review here if you didn’t see it originally!) and the latest instalment in the series is the best yet!Continue reading “Review: Marshmallow Pie the Cat Superstar in Hollywood”