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Two Dogs
Ian Falconer - 2022-06-28
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From Ian Falconer, Caldecott Honor winner and #1 New York Times bestselling creator of the Olivia series, comes a dashingly delightful picture book about two unforgettable dachshunds and their search for fun!...
Simon Smith
@dsantat Such sad news. The Olivia books are wonderful. This was one of my favourite books last year, brilliant visually and tremendously funny. Such a sad loss.      source
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My Baba's Garden
Jordan Scott - 2023-03-07
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The bond between a child and his grandmother grows as they tend her garden together....
Simon Smith
@jscottwrites @HolidayHouseBks @NealPorterBooks @Sydneydraws Jordan, this book made me think about and has bought back lots of wonderful memories of my gran. Picking greengages and making jam together, the garden flowers she would love and nurture, the crumpets toasted on the fire before bed. Thankyou.      source
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The Fire of Stars
The Life and Brilliance of the Woman Who Discovered What Stars Are Made Of
Kirsten W. Larson - 2023-02-07
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A poetic picture book celebrating the life and scientific discoveries of the groundbreaking astronomer Cecilia Payne!...
Simon Smith
@KirstenWLarson It’s a brilliant book Kirsten. The parallel storytelling is so well done, the visuals pop. It a top drawer and I can see it being on people best of lists at the end of the year.m, it will definitely be on mine. Fantastic stuff.      source
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A First Time for Everything
Dan Santat - 2023-02-28
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A middle grade graphic memoir based on bestselling author and Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat's awkward middle school years and the trip to Europe that changed his life....
Simon Smith
I’m betting I got the best bookpost today. “a first time for everything” by @dsantat is everything I’d hoped for. It’s a truly lovely coming of age story, it’s touching, funny, and captures that awkwardness of a first love. Brilliant graphic storytelling. It’s Just fantastic.      source
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Thirty Trillion Cells
Isabel Thomas - 2023-02-28
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Do you know what you’re made of? The answer is cells―thirty trillion of them―all working together to form one awesome human YOU. 'Fun, inspiring, and well researched.' - Kirkus Reviews, starred review of One Million Insects Did you know that the number of microorganisms in your body outnumber your own cells by 10 to 1? Or that every second, your bo...
Simon Smith
I love a great non-fiction book. “Thirty Trillion Cells” by @isabelwriting and @drawnbydawn is full of brilliant facts about you, your body and its systems. Accessible but complex, the book is a spot on. The illustrations are brilliant and each page pops. Perfect for KS2.      source
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The Swing
Britta Teckentrup - 2023-03-07
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Britta Teckentrup’s latest book for children of every age is a poetic masterpiece about the passage of time....
Simon Smith
My #FavePicturebooks23 is going to be impossible. “The Swing” by @BTeckentrup is a truly extraordinary book. Art and word combine to create multiple stories both happy and sad, full of truth and pathos this is book about life. Thanks @jonnybid for the rec. #PicturebookPage      source
From the creators of A Day in the Life of a Poo, a Gnu, and You comes an encyclopedic glance at all things outer space and makes a hilarious and informative guide for curious young readers.Blast off for a day in the life of space and the people (and animals!) who have explored it. From hilarious comics to secret diaries and detailed diagrams, there...
Simon Smith
Picked this up from @BookCornerShop yesterday. The 3rd “A Day in the Life…” by @TheMikeBarfield and @VenkmanProject is just as good as the first two. These books are never on the shelves in Year 5 and 6. Brilliantly presented and packed full of laughs and facts.      source
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The Great Zapfino
Mac Barnett - 2022-04-05
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When The Great Zapfino climbs to the top of the circus platform, all eyes are on him, waiting for his incredible leap. But Zapfino is afraid of heights! He can’t take the pressure and flees, boards a plane, and runs away to start a new life....
Simon Smith
Following my blog about #WordlessWonders picturebooks here are some share of books I’ve used that work brilliantly with children. Most are perfect across primary a few are for older children. 1/4…      source
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A Story About Finding a Forever Home
Guojing - 2019-09-17
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In this wordless picture book a woman visits a park and discovers a pup hiding under a bench--scruffy, scared, and alone. With gentle coaxing, the woman tries to befriend the animal, but the dog is too scared to let her near. Day after day, the woman tries--and day after day, the dog runs away. With perseverance and patience--and help from an entic...
Simon Smith
Following my blog about #WordlessWonders picturebooks here are some share of books I’ve used that work brilliantly with children. Most are perfect across primary a few are for older children. 1/4…      source
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Bill Thomson - 2013-11-05
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"Experience the thrill of adventure when a boy's hike leads him to unearth ancient fossils that come to life, including a dragonfly and a pteranodon. Follow his journey as he navigates between present and prehistoric realities in this imaginative and visually stunning "wordless story"."
Simon Smith
Following my blog about #WordlessWonders picturebooks here are some share of books I’ve used that work brilliantly with children. Most are perfect across primary a few are for older children. 1/4…      source
One World by Nicola Davies
Emperor of the Ice by Nicola Davies
The Indestructible Tom Crean by Jennifer Thermes
Shipwreck Island by Struan Murray
Blurp's Book of Manners by Cindy Derby
Paradise Sands by Levi Pinfold
The Woman Who Turned Children into Birds by David Almond
Aliens by Joalda Morancy, Neon Squid
The Arctic Railway Assassin by M.G. Leonard
Build a House by Rhiannon Giddens
This Story is Not About a Kitten by Randall de Sève
Tyger by S.F. Said
Ghostcloud by Michael Mann
Too Many Pigs and One Big Bad Wolf by Davide Cali
Tales of the Prehistoric World by Kallie Moore, Neon Squid
The Circles in the Sky by Karl James Mountford
When the Sky Glows by Nell Cross Beckerman
Farmhouse by Sophie Blackall
Always, Clementine by Carlie Sorosiak
Dogs of the Deadlands by Anthony McGowan
Patchwork by Matt de la Peña
Sal Boat by Thyra Heder
Marcel's Masterpiece by Jeff Mack
Creepy Crayon! by Aaron Reynolds
I Can Explain by Shinsuke Yoshitake
Firesong by Vashti Hardy
Covered in Color by Elisa Boxer
Forever Home by Henry Cole
Resist by Tom Palmer
World of Weird by Tom Adams
The Baby-Changing Station by Rhett Miller
Curse of the Chosen vol. 2 by Alexis Deacon
Rewilding by David A. Steen, Neon Squid
Birdsong by Katya Balen
Grow, Tree, Grow by Dom Conlon
The Sea Below My Toes by Charlotte Guillain
The Station Cat by DK, Stephen Hogtun
See You Someday Soon by Pat Zietlow Miller
Pina by Elif Yemenici
The Consequence Girl by Alastair Chisholm
While the Storm Rages by Phil Earle
Magicborn by Peter Bunzl
Build! by Red Nose Studio
The World Belonged to Us by Jacqueline Woodson
Rebel Skies by Ann Sei Lin
The Colour of Hope by Ross MacKenzie
The Wishing Balloons by Jonathan D. Voss
Lizzy and the Cloud by Terry Fan, Eric Fan
Blips on a Screen by Kate Hannigan
Alone Like Me by Rebecca Evans
Seed by Caryl Lewis
The Blur by Minh Lê
The Greatest Show on Earth by Mini Grey
Kick Push by Frank Morrison
How to Build a Human by Pamela S. Turner
Big and Small and In-Between by Carter Higgins
Endlessly Ever After by Laurel Snyder
Beautiful Useful Things by Beth Kephart
The Light in Everything by Katya Balen
Cress Watercress by Gregory Maguire
Eternity Engine by Struan Murray
A Storm of Horses by Ruth Sanderson
The Ogress and the Orphans by Kelly Barnhill
Furthermoor by Darren Simpson
Bandoola by William Grill
Gibberish by Young Vo
Bear and the Whisper of the Wind by Marianne Dubuc
Sabotage on the Solar Express by M. G. Leonard, Sam Sedgman
Mina by Matthew Forsythe
Out of a Jar by Deborah Marcero
Out of the Shadows by Fiona Robinson
Frank and Bert by Naylor-Ballesteros
Wayward Creatures by Dayna Lorentz
Volcanoes by Gail Gibbons
Northwind by Gary Paulsen
I Want to Be a Vase by Julio Torres
Wolves in Helicopters by Sarah Tagholm
Talking History by Joan Lennon and Joan Dritsas Haig, Dr Joan Lennon, Dr Joan Dritsas Haig
Coffee, Rabbit, Snowdrop, Lost by Betina Birkjær
How War Changed Rondo by Romana Romanyshyn
Orphans of the Tide by Struan Murray
The Art of Protest by De Nichols
The Impossible Mountain by David Soman
Bear Island by Matthew Cordell
Birds on Wishbone Street by Suzanne Del Rizzo
Shine, Star, Shine! by Dom Conlon, Anastasia Izlesou
Uki and the Ghostburrow by Kieran Larwood
The Shadows of Rookhaven by Pádraig Kenny
The Book of Stolen Dreams by David Farr
Hurricane by John Rocco
A Bad King Is a Sad Thing by Julian Gough
Room to Dream by Kelly Yang
There's a Ghost in This House by Oliver Jeffers
Saving Sorya by Trang Nguyen, Jeet Zdung
Circle Under Berry by Carter Higgins
Once Upon a Tune by James Mayhew
Utterly Dark and the Face of the Deep by Philip Reeve
The Biggest Footprint by Rob Sears, Tom Sears
Magic Candies by Heena Baek
Survivor Tree by Marcie Colleen
Adam-2 by Alastair Chisholm
You Are a Reader! / You Are a Writer! by April Jones Prince
Amazon River by Sangma Francis
Ergo by Alexis Deacon
Lala's Words by Gracey Zhang
Crowfall (From the author of BRIGHTSTORM, a rip-roaring adventure and ecological fable!) by Vashti Hardy
Twitch by M. G. Leonard
Nen and the Lonely Fisherman by Ian Eagleton
When the Sky Falls by Phil Earle
Etty Darwin and the Four Pebble Problem by Lauren Soloy
Sunshine by Marion Dane Bauer
When the World Was Ours by Liz Kessler
Harklights by Tim Tilley
Brat by Andrew McCarthy
This Very Tree by Sean Rubin
Feast of the Evernight by Ross MacKenzie
Fred Gets Dressed by Peter Brown
The Accidental Diary of B.U.G. by Jen Carney
The Story of Bodri by Hédi Fried
Alien Nation by Sandro Bassi
My Life as a Cat by Carlie Sorosiak
Shu Lin's Grandpa by Matt Goodfellow
Bone Music by David Almond
Watercress by Andrea Wang
What Is A River? by Monika Vaicenavičiene
Drawn Across Borders by George Butler
A New Day by Brad Meltzer
Me + Tree by Alexandria Giardino
Bartali's Bicycle by Megan Hoyt
Space Oddity by Christopher Edge
Wolfboy by Andy Harkness
Milo Imagines the World by Matt de la Peña
A Shelter for Sadness by Anne Booth
Seaside Stroll by Charles Trevino
Uki and the Swamp Spirit by Kieran Larwood
Blow, Wind, Blow! by Dom Conlon
Trying by Kobi Yamada
You Be You by Richard Brehm
What Did the Tree See by Charlotte Guillain
Vessel of Promises by Stephen Cowan
Brand New Boy by David Almond
It's Not Very Complicated by Samuel Ribeyron
Starcrossed by Julia Denos
I Am the Storm by Jane Yolen
Were I Not A Girl by Lisa Robinson
The Snowflake by Benji Davies
All Thirteen by Christina Soontornvat
The Boy and the Gorilla by Jackie Azúa Kramer
How We Got to the Moon by John Rocco
Trowbridge Road by Marcella Pixley
The Wanderer by Peter van Den Ende
Darwin's Dragons by Lindsay Galvin
How to Make a Bird by Meg McKinlay
Fox by Isabel Thomas
The Wizard In My Shed by Simon Farnaby
In the City by Chris Raschka
Our Little Kitchen by Jillian Tamaki
October, October by Katya Balen
If You Come to Earth by Sophie Blackall
Evelyn Del Rey Is Moving Away by Meg Medina
The Midnight Guardians by Ross Montgomery
Three Keys by Kelly Yang
Ten Beautiful Things by Molly Griffin
Your Place in the Universe by Jason Chin
I Talk Like a River by Jordan Scott
The Whatifs by Emily Kilgore
The Blue House by Phoebe Wahl
The Girl and the Ghost by Hanna Alkaf
Three Squeezes by Jason Pratt
Birrarung Wilam by Aunty Joy Murphy
Weekend Dad by Naseem Hrab
The Beast Warrior by Nahoko Uehashi
Gustavo, the Shy Ghost by Flavia Z. Drago
Freedom, We Sing by Amyra león
Catch That Chicken! by Atinuke
Knights and Bikes 3 by Gabrielle Kent
Ancient Games by Iris Volant
Hello, Neighbor! by Matthew Cordell
Lift by Minh Lê
When You Look Up by Decur
A Bowl Full of Peace by Caren Stelson
A Last Goodbye by Elin Kelsey
A Game of Fox & Squirrels by Jenn Reese
One Little Bag by Henry Cole
The Next President by Kate Messner
Crater Lake by Jennifer Killick
We Are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom
Hike by Pete Oswald
Facts vs. Opinions vs. Robots by Michael Rex
Everybody Counts by Kristin Roskifte
Here in the Real World by Sara Pennypacker
Viking Voyagers by Jack Tite
Humpty Dumpty Lived Near a Wall by Derek Hughes
The Last Post by Keith Campion
#Tumeke! by Michael Petherick
Africa, Amazing Africa by Atinuke
I, Cosmo by Carlie Sorosiak
Deeplight by Frances Hardinge
The Raymie Nightingale Three-Book Collection by Kate DiCamillo
Hundred by Heike Faller
Driftwood Days by William Miniver
Migrants by Issa Watanabe
The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie MacKesy
Uki and the Outcasts by Kieran Larwood
Beverly, Right Here by Kate Dicamillo
Paper Son by Julie Leung
The Moose of Ewenki by Gerelchimeg Blackcrane
The Child of Dreams by Irena Brignull
Small in the City by Sydney Smith
A Bite in the Night by Julian Gough
Manhattan by Jennifer Thermes
Fire Girl, Forest Boy by Chloe Daykin
Rocket Says Look Up! by Nathan Bryon
This Was Our Pact by Ryan Andrews
Range by David Epstein
The Good Son by Pierre-Jacques Ober
A Wolf Called Wander by Rosanne Parry
Two Brothers, Four Hands by Jan Greenberg, Sandra Jordan
The Line Tender by Kate Allen
My Cat Looks Like My Dad by Thao Lam
The Middler by Kirsty Applebaum
Underwear! by Jenn Harney
Crescendo by Paola Quintavalle
How To Train Your Dragon The Hidden World by Dreamworks
How to Train Your Dragon The Hidden World by Dreamworks
How to Train Your Dragon The Hidden World by Dreamworks
The Whispers by Greg Howard
Once Upon a Star by James Carter
Dragon Post by Emma Yarlett
Louisiana's Way Home by Kate Dicamillo
The Skylarks' War by Hilary McKay
Me And My Fear by Francesca Sanna
The Beasts of Grimheart by Kieran Larwood
Adrian Simcox Does NOT Have a Horse by Marcy Campbell
Ancient Wonders by Iris Volant
Knights & Bikes by Gabrielle Kent
Up the Mountain Path by Marianne Dubuc
Mr. Wolf's Class by Aron Nels Steinke
Suffragette by David Roberts
Front Desk by Kelly Yang
Professor Astro Cat's Human Body Odyssey by Dominic Walliman
Wallpaper by Thao Lam
The Rhythm of the Rain by Grahame Baker-Smith
The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day by Christopher Edge
I Got It! by David Wiesner
The Visitor by Antje Damm
When Paul Met Artie by G. Neri
The Beast Player by Nahoko Uehashi
Wild is the Wind by Grahame Baker-Smith
Attack of the Snack by Julian Gough
Read the Book, Lemmings! by Ame Dyckman
Silent Days, Silent Dreams by Allen Say
Survivors by David Long
The Gritterman by Orlando Weeks
The Gift of Dark Hollow by Kieran Larwood
Ban This Book by Alan Gratz
Creepy Pair of Underwear! by Aaron Reynolds
I Want to Be in a Scary Story by Sean Taylor
Rook by Anthony McGowan
Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall
King Of The Sky by Nicola Davies
Where the World Ends by Geraldine McCaughrean
A Song for Will by Hilary Robinson
Arthur and the Golden Rope by Joe Todd-Stanton
Rabbit Bear by Julian Gough
Town Is by the Sea by Joanne Schwartz
Radiant Child by Javaka Steptoe
Podkin One-Ear by Kieran Larwood
Shadowsmith by Ross MacKenzie
The Day I Became a Bird by Ingrid Chabbert
Pinocchio by Alessandro Sanna
Fox & Goldfish by Nils Pieters
A Dream For Every Season by Haddy Njie
Professor Astro Cat's Atomic Adventure by Dominic Walliman
Raymie Nightingale by Kate Dicamillo
Booked by Kwame Alexander
Flo of the Somme by Hilary Ann Robinson
Can I Build Another Me? by YOSHITAKE SHINSUKE
Rabbit & Bear by Julian Gough
The House by the Lake by Thomas Harding
The Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell
Bug in a Vacuum by Melanie Watt
Pike by Anthony McGowan
Enormous Smallness by Matthew Burgess
The Watertower by Gary Crew
As You Wish by Cary Elwes
Boy In The Tower by Polly Ho-Yen
Developing Children's Critical Thinking through Picturebooks by Mary Roche
Emily's Blue Period by Cathleen Daly
The Incomplete Book of Dragons by Cressida Cowell
Separate Is Never Equal by Duncan Tonatiuh
At the Same Moment, Around the World by Clotilde Perrin
The Promise by Nicola Davies
The River by Alessandro Sanna
Where The Poppies Now Grow by Hilary Ann Robinson
The Christmas Truce by Hilary Ann Robinson
Battle Bunny by Jon Scieszka
The Memory Tree by Britta Teckentrup
Mr. Wuffles! by David Wiesner
Wild Boy by Rob Lloyd Jones
Journey by Aaron Becker
Parachute by Danny Parker
Brock by Anthony McGowan
Phoenix by SF Said
At Our House by Isabel Minhos Martins
Black Dog by Levi Pinfold
Creepy Carrots! by Aaron Reynolds
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce
Oh No George by Chris Haughton
Questions Asked by Jostein Gaarder
How to Steal a Dragon's Sword by Cressida Cowell
Lost in the Toy Museum by David Lucas
Infernal Devices by Philip Reeve
Otto by Tomi Ungerer
Vango by Timothee de Fombelle
How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell
Tell Me a Dragon by Jackie Morris
How to Break a Dragon's Heart by Cressida Cowell
How to Twist a Dragon's Tale by Cressida Cowell
Moonshot by Brian Floca
A Hero's Guide to Deadly Dragons by Cressida Cowell
How to Ride a Dragon's Storm by Cressida Cowell
Wabi Sabi by Mark Reibstein
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
The Island by Armin Greder
The Arrival by Shaun Tan
Fred Stays With Me! by Nancy Coffelt
How to Cheat a Dragon's Curse by Cressida Cowell
Once by Morris Gleitzman
That Rabbit Belongs To Emily Brown by Cressida Cowell
A Darkling Plain by Philip Reeve
Flotsam by David Wiesner
Coraline by Neil Gaiman
Predator's Gold by Philip Reeve
HOW TO BE A PIRATE by Cressida Cowell
How to Speak Dragonese by Cressida Cowell
The Lost Thing by Shaun Tan
Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve
An Ethic of Excellence by Ron Berger
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein
The Orchard Book of Roman Myths by Geraldine McCaughrean
The Wolves in the Walls by Neil Gaiman
The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke
Charlotte's Web by E. B White
The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson
Book of Questions by Pablo Neruda
Belly Flop by Morris Gleitzman
Emil and the Detectives by Erich Kästner
The Eagle by Rosemary Sutcliff
The Gashlycrumb Tinies by Edward Gorey
I'll Take You to Mrs Cole by Nigel Gray
The WASP FACTORY by Iain Banks
Not Now, Bernard by MCKEE DAVID
Animal Farm by George Orwell
Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann
The Machine Gunners by Robert Westall
Elmer by David McKee
Goalkeeper's Revenge by Bill Naughton
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Peace Lily by Hilary Robinson
The Bird in Me Flies by Sara Lundberg
Lark by Anthony McGowan
How Texts Teach What Readers Learn by Margaret Meek