I love March, it’s the first month in a new year when I really get a sense of spring’s imminent arrival! Everything seems to come into life, and new interests and hobbies seem so much more attractive as the days get longer and slightly warmer!
My children both love books, and whilst they have old favourites which they return to again and again, it’s lovely to inject a few new titles into their reading repertoire at this time of year.
Bloomsbury Children’s Books – New Titles Spring 2017
Bloomsbury Children’s Books have some great new titles which I thought I’d share with you…
The Naughty Naughty Baddies
Once there were four Naughty, Naughty Baddies. And each one was as naughty as the next. When Four suggests a cunning plan to STEAL all the spots off the Queen’s Little Doggy Woof-Woof, they all grin fiendishly and chuckle evilly! What will the Queen do? Will the Naughty, Naughty Baddies get away with it? This is a very funny and deliciously naughty story from the bestselling pen of Mark Sperring and the bestselling brush of David Tazzyman.
The Butterfly Dance
Caterpillars Dotty and Stripe do everything together. They play, they eat leaves and do all sorts of caterpiller-y things, and then one day, after spinning themselves into snuggly cocoons, they wake up as beautiful butterflies! But soon they realise that, for the first time ever, they look different. Should Dotty only play with butterflies that look like her? And Stripe only play with butterflies that look like him?
The Butterfly Dance is a stunningly illustrated story about friendship and and being happy with who you are, from the author/illustrator of Waterstones Children’s Book Prize shortlisted The Dawn Chorus.
We’re Going on an Egg Hunt – Activity Book
Can you find all the Easter eggs and help the Easter Bunnies get through the maze to escape from the wolf? Join in the fun with the Easter Bunnies and shout ‘Hooray for Easter Day!’ This super activity book is bursting with colouring, puzzles, games and over 100 lovely stickers.
Based on the bestselling We’re Going on an Egg Hunt, the little ones will have plenty to keep them occupied over the Easter holidays. Laura Hughes’ beautiful illustrations jump off the pages of this adorable activity book.
A Beginner’s Guide to Bear Spotting
Do you dream of seeing some real, live bears? Then this essential guide to bear spotting, filled with offbeat humor and quirky illustrations, is for you! It’s now out in paperback too!
In this perfect read-aloud, a young aspiring bear spotter ventures into bear country . . . But coming face-to-face with the furry creatures themselves, whether black or brown, can be dangerous, and our protagonist–accompanied by a trusty teddy bear–might need to use some unconventional means to stay out of trouble and avoid being (gulp!) eaten.
This book has been a family favourite since we received the Hardback copy last year!
I Don’t Want Curly Hair
NO! I do not want this BIG CURLY HAIR!
It’s messy and silly and just plain unfair.
All Curly Haired Girl has ever wanted is straight and luscious locks, but when she meets a little girl with the smoothest, silkiest hair, who says all she’s ever wanted is spirally, squiggly hair, they are BOTH confused!
A hilarious tale about loving what we have. And hair, lots and lots of hair.
I Don’t Want Curly Hair! is glorious new picture book for little people who always want what they can’t have! From the brilliant Laura Ellen Anderson – illustrator of the bestselling Witch Wars series. This book is visually stunning and the striking illustrations and colour palette used throughout are gorgeous!
Henry and the Yeti
Another superbly and simply illustrated picture book! Henry is sure yetis do exist, and he sets off on an expedition to find one. He has packed everything he needs, including a camera to take photos for evidence. But can he find a yeti? And will anyone believe him when he returns home?
A funny story about believing in yourself (and yetis) from a bestselling illustrator who has turned author too. (Titles include The Witch’s Children and Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs.) Children will love the twist ending in particular.
A special thank you to Bloomsbury Publishing who kindly sent me copies of the above books for review.