Monthly Archives: September 2017


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… for the prestigious  Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize, is Anna Claybourne, with This Little Pebble, illustrated by Sally Garland. For readers aged six and above, it uses artwork to show the diversity of rocks all around us, starting with a child and a pebble and telling a story that involves volcanoes, tectonic plates, waterfalls, climate change, precious stones, fossils and much more. It also provides great support for for the topic of rocks in both the geography and science curriculum.
Franklin Watts
ISBN-10: 1445149699

This little pebble 700 x 534

Animals wild and tame (ish)

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Animal footprints
John Townsend has written a fascinating guide to the tracks and prints left by all kinds of animals from all over the world. Life-sized Animal Tracks is aimed at 7–9s, and hopes to ‘open children’s eyes to the wonders of nature and encouraging them to explore and appreciate their local wildlife.’
Book House; (21 Nov. 2017)
ISBN-10: 1912006103/ISBN-13: 978-1912006106


Artists and their pets
Susie Hodge’s Artists and their Pets was produced for a US publisher: ‘a chunky little book with brilliant illustrations’ she says. From this you can discover some very strange facts indeed – such as that Picasso had a white mouse and a goat, and Salvador Dali liked ocelots and anteaters. Age range 9–12. Illustrations by Violet Lemay.
ISBN-10: 1946064017/ISBN-13: 978-1946064011