Friday, July 21, 2017

ReaditDaddy's Picture Book of the Week - Week Ending 21st July 2017 - "I Dare You" by Reece Wykes (Andersen Children's Books)

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It's been quite a while since a picture book has given us both that shocked and surprised 'O' of a face, and made us laugh out loud at the same time...So gotta be a book of the week then!
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ReadItDaddy's YA Chapter Book of the Week - Week Ending 21st July 2017 - "My Best Friend's Exorcism" by Grady Hendrix (Quirk Books)

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Our YA Chapter Book of the Week may definitely not be for kids, but if you're a bit of an 80s addict and fancy a hairspray-and-synth-pop powered trip down memory lane, step right this way...
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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Two more fabulous books to get you outdoors, with Nosy Crow and the National Trust.

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Nosy Crow's fantastic partnership with the National Trust continues with a pair of gorgeous new books to encourage everyone to go exploring outdoors.

Starting with "Out and About: Night Explorer" this one comes with a fabulous little knapsack and torch, so that you can explore after dark safely.

This complete night explorer's kit not only encourages you to look up at the stars and see how many constellations you can spot, but also helps you keep a sharp lookout for all the animals and birds that come out at night.

Beautiful illustrations give you a head start in identifying various species, and also there are loads of hints and tips on where to look and how to look for your favourites.

"Night Explorer" from Nosy Crow and the National Trust is out now. 

If you're more of a daylight rambler, then this brilliant little hard-back activity book might be more your thing.

"Go Wild in the Woods: An Adventure Handbook" by Goldie Hawk and Rachael Saunders is a great little pocket-sized book to take with you when you next venture out into the wilds and woodlands (or even your local park).

Again, brilliantly illustrated with a ton of facts to help you identify interesting animal and plant species, this is the sort of book that's perfect for us when we go out on our weekend visits to National Trust properties (if there's one thing we're so glad we did, it's joined the NT a few years ago - you can guarantee that no matter where you live, you're never that far from an interesting NT property or park).

Pitched at slightly older children who will love making notes and seeing what they can see and do out in the wilds, this is a fab addition to the growing Nosy Crow / National Trust range.

"Go Wild in the Woods" by Goldie Hawk and Rachael Saunders is out now, published by Nosy Crow / National Trust. 

Look out for both books in the National Trust shops at any property.

(Kindly supplied for review).




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Mummy! by Lerryn Korda (Nosy Crow / British Museum)

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Visiting the British Museum recently on a blisteringly hot sunny day was quite an experience...
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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

What on Earth? Bees by Dr Andrea Quigley and Paulina Morgan (QED Publishing).

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You'll get a buzz from this one, we promise...It's the fantastic "What on Earth?" series, this time focusing on "Bees"...
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Swish and Squeak's Noisy Day by Birgitta Sif (Andersen Children's Books)

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Shhh! Can you hear something? Listen, it's the sound of a rather delectable children's book...
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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

"Have you Heard?" by Hannah Dale (Words and Pictures)

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Here's a neat story idea, riffing on the whole "Chicken Licken" story mechanic of Chinese Whispers and rumour...
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My Digger is Bigger by Lou Kuenzler and Dan Taylor (Scholastic Children's Books)

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Roaring engines, shifting dirt, we never get fed up with books about diggers...!
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Monday, July 17, 2017

The Scariest Book Ever by Bob Shea (Disney / Hyperion)

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It seems a bit strange to be reviewing a book that would be so brilliant for Halloween in the midst of a boiling hot summer, but hey, why not, it's a Bob Shea book...
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Fergal is Fuming by Robert Starling (Andersen Children's Books)

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It's fair to say that having a fiery temper will come back and burn you on the bum before long...
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