Welcome to Picture Book Parents! Check out our Reviews page for loads more book reviews organised according to topic (e.g. Bullying, Divorce, Emotions). We’ll use this blog to let you know when we’ve added a new review, found a new fun resource, or reviewed a book for which we don’t yet have a review list.
A Boy, his Bear and a Bully Katie Flannigan & P. J. Reece EK Books: 2021 ISBN: 9781925820898 Age: 4+ Reviewed by Viv Young Scott takes his bear, Buttons, to school to help him feel brave. When Buttons goes missing and the school bully strikes again, Scott must find his brave before he can find … Continue reading →
The Witchling’s Wish Lu Fraser (author) and Sarah Massini (Illustrator) Bloomsbury: 2021 ISBN: 9781408899953 Age: 3+ Reviewed by Viv Young The lonely little Witchling needs one last ingredient to magic up a friend. She finds that ingredient in Lily’s bedroom but soon discovers that she may not need a friendship spell after all. The Witchling’s … Continue reading →
How to Spot a Best Friend Bea Birdsong and Lucy Fleming Penguin: 2021 ISBN: 9780593179277 Age: 4+ Reviewed by Viv Young A young girl announces to her Mum on the first day of school that she will find a best friend. Her Mum expresses doubt but this little girl knows exactly how to spot one. … Continue reading →
Wash your Hands, Mr Panda By Steve Antony Hodder and Stoughton Great Britain 2021 ISBN: 9781444948264 Age range 2 to 4years. “Wash Your Hands, Mr Panda”, written and illustrated by Steve Antony, is an explanation of why handwashing is important, couched in a simple situational story. Mr Panda has brought a box full of donuts for … Continue reading →
SOME STUFF by Elizabeth Ring Illustrated by Anne Canevari Green The Millbrook Press Inc 1995 ISBN 1562944665 Age range 3-7 “Some Stuff” by Elizabeth Ring is the story of Lenore, a girl with lots of toys but no one to play with. She meets a new boy, Jerome, from next door and in her excitement … Continue reading →
Inkless Tales is a fun reading/writing/information site for ages two to middle primary school. It has stories, poems, music, games, printables, writing prompts and more. Children can submit their own stories and questions to the creator, Elisabeth Williams Bushey. The site pages contain a lot of information and children may need assistance to navigate each … Continue reading →
Goodnight Toes Justine Adams (author) and Camille Manley (illustrator) Affirm press: 2021 ISBN: 9781922400765 Age: 2+ Reviewed by Viv Young Goodnight Toes is a bedtime book and wind-down routine all rolled into one that will help young listeners focus on each part of their body and relax it, ready for sleep. This sweet bedtime book … Continue reading →
Go Away, Worry Monster! Brooke Graham & Robin Tatlow-Lord EK Books: 2020 ISBN: 9781925820393 Age: 4+ Reviewed by Viv Young Worry Monster is growing bigger and bigger, keeping Archie awake with worries about starting at a new school. Archie remembers what Mum did last time and he’s going to give it a try, but will … Continue reading →
Follow your feelings: Lucy and Sad Kitty Black (author) and Jess Rose (illustrator) Affirm Press: 2021 ISBN: 9781922419781 Age: 4+ Reviewed by Viv young When Lucy is excluded at school, she is joined by Sad, a large blue bear. Lucy tries to make Sad go away, but she has to find ways to comfort him … Continue reading →
Follow Your Feelings: Max and Worry Kitty Black (author) and Jess Rose (illustrator) Affirm Press: 2021 ISBN: 9781922419729 Age: 4+ Reviewed by Viv Young Max is worried about maths and Worry, his stressed-out meerkat self, is so agitated that Max has to step in and help him out. Max and Worry has just become one … Continue reading →
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