Welcome to the reading room and some recent reviews for authors on the shelves with books for up to the age of 12.
The first book today with a recent review is Oskar’s Quest by Annika Perry.
About the book
Oskar is afraid of adventures. Yet one day he finds himself on a mysterious island which needs his help.Join Oskar on this unexpected and magnificent quest, where he finds not only courage but so much more…“It’s light, extremely enjoyable and very gripping.” Esther Chilton – author & editor.Perfect for ages 3 to 6.
A recent review for Oskar’s Quest
What a lovely picture book! This marvelous children’s book is filled with beautiful and colorful illustrations and is a riveting story.
Oskar is an adorable little bird that was frequently afraid. The other birds often teased him calling him “Scaredy-bird.” One day, he got lost on his way home and landed on a beautiful flower on an enchanted island. The flower cried in sorrow because the island’s most exquisite songbird, Maya, had been kidnapped by an enormous, ominous cloud. Although Oskar felt fear, he decided he would rescue Maya, anyway.
In the end, Oskar conquered his fears, rescued Maya, and befriended the scary cloud. I loved this sweet, compelling story, and the amazing illustrations added to my joy.
I recommend this book to parents who want their kids to learn to triumph over their fears, feel for others, and make new friends.
The next author today is Sue Wickstead with a recent review for Barty Barton: The Bear That Was Loved Too Much
About the book
‘What happens when you outgrow your teddy bear? Will you let it go?Barty was a special teddy bear. He was soft, cuddly and always made you smile.All the loving cuddles had flattened him over time, his nose bent to one side and his paws needed repairing.But he was too full of memories to be thrown away. Thomas had loved Barty but now he was grown up and going to be a daddy himself. Would he want Barty for his new baby?
A recent review for the book
5☆ A Treasured Picture BookBarty Barton is such a special children’s book that bought back many memories of my special teddy Snuggles. Who went everywhere with me even abroad on holiday when I was younger.
Barty is an adorable Teddy that has been cherished over the years by Thomas. But when Thomas becomes a Dad himself he rejects Barty for his baby boy as he said hes too old! And tatty!
But luckily Mum knows how special Barty is, she decides to get all Thomas’s old toys out and give them some much needed TLC.
But with a lil care and attention can Barty be nearly as good as new?
Barty Barton is such a beautiful book with wonderful illustrations.
The story is also based on real toys, which I adored as it makes it even more special.
This Treasured picture book teaches children to Be Kind, supportive, brave, to care for our toys, and a lil bit about toy restoration, which will be interesting to children.
So if you love toys and Teddies, are looking for a Heart Warming and Engaging Children’s Picture Book then I highly recommend you pick up a copy of Barty Barton. The perfect read for Children aged 5+
A selection of other books by Sue Wickstead
Read the reviews and buy the books: Amazon UK – And: Amazon US – More reviews: Goodreads – Website/Blog: Sue Wickstead – Facebook: Stories Sue – Facebook: Teacher Page – Twitter: @JayJayBus – LinkedIn: Sue Wickstead
Thanks for dropping in today and I hope you will be leaving with some books.. thanks Sally.