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Elon Musk: The Inventors and Space Exploration

Last week our attention turned skyward as the world’s most powerful new space rocket blasted into the heavens above Florida’s east coast. The launch marked an historic day in the history of space exploration,  with NASA saying the success of the Falcon Heavy paves the way for open access to space beyond Earth!  But this is just the start of what could prove to be an epic year for the company behind the rocket, SpaceX and… Continue reading

Celebrating Spring!

Following the long British winter, Spring is always much anticipated and very welcome when it finally breaks cover each year! As nature slowly comes back to life we start to see daffodils and bluebells spring up around us, hear the dawn chorus getting a little bolder, and feel just a little more heat in that sunshine. These and other wonderful signs of spring, like frogspawn, bumblebees and cheery blossom, appear in this cheerful selection of… Continue reading

Children’s Books 2017: The Ones You May Have Missed.

What a year 2017 was for children's books! While the big names, the celebrity authors, the award-winning books and the long-awaited sequels were snapped up by many an eager book worm (and their parents), there were also lots more stories to love which might have slipped under your radar. So, while I hope you did pick up the the latest Julia Donaldson picture book, Oliver Jeffers's wonderful Notes For Living on Planet Earth, the first… Continue reading

New Series: Science Storybooks

Walker Books has brought out a wonderful new series of narrative non-fiction books, which combine charming stories with must-know facts about science. Written by Martin Jenkins, who is also the author of several Nature Storybooks for Walker (including the award-winning The Emperor's Egg), the titles in the Science Storybooks series are aimed at KS1 – although they are also accessible enough to appeal to EYFS pupils. The stories are expressive narratives about animals and nature,… Continue reading

Telling Traditional Tales with Puffin Classics

If you’re searching for high-quality collections of stories from around the world, then there’s no need to scour the globe! Look no further than three new titles from Puffin Classics that bring together traditional tales from the Caribbean, India and Africa. Tales from the Caribbean is a collection of dazzling folk stories from the islands of the West Indies. Author Trish Cooke’s retellings are written in a clear, readable style, and the lush landscapes, delicious-sounding…

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