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.

The Witchling’s Wish by Lu Fraser and Sarah Massini

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

Wash Your Hands, Mr Panda by Steve Antony

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

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

Fun Resource: Inkless Tales

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

Lucy and Sad by Kitty Black and Jess Rose

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


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