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Mini Travellers Children’s Book Reviews for December 2019

Christmas is such a magical time of year when you have children. It can also be extremely busy! To make present buying a little easier, we’ve rounded up a selection of brilliant books for children of all ages. Do keep an eye on twitter for a chance to win copies of some of the books featured.

Baby Books

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This Little Piggy by Jarvis (Walker Books)

This is a fun, vibrant take on the classic ‘This Little Piggy’ rhyme. Great to read aloud and with plenty of things to spot, it’s perfect for little ones.

This Little Piggy by Jarvis (Walker Books)

Where’s Mr Narwhal by Ingela P Arrhenius (Nosy Crow)

I love this hide-and-seek series and Where’s Mr Narwhal is no exception. With bright artwork and soft, tactile, felt shapes throughout, it’s lovely to read with babies.

Where’s Mr Narwhal by Ingela P Arrhenius (Nosy Crow)

5 Wild Shapes by Camilla Falsini (Words & Pictures)

My little one loves tracing the curser around the graphic shapes on each page of this colourful book. It’s a playful introduction to different shapes.

5 Wild Shapes by Camilla Falsini (Words & Pictures)

Bizzy Bear Ambulance Rescue by Benji Davies (Nosy Crow)

Emergency vehicles have always been popular in our house and with its rhyming text, and sliders that small hands can push and pull on each page, this is a definite hit!

Bizzy Bear Ambulance Rescue by Benji Davies (Nosy Crow)

Picture Books

Oi Puppies by Kes Gray & Jim Field (Hodder Children’s)

Dog is looking after some puppies who won’t behave, but luckily Frog has a plan… My boys both love the Oi Frog series and the latest book is just as hilarious and entertaining as it’s predecessors. 

Oi Puppies by Kes Gray & Jim Field (Hodder Children’s)

Greta And The Giants by Zoe Tucker & Zoe Persico (Frances Lincon)

This story is inspired by Greta Thunberg’s fight to save the world and it is a brilliant way to introduce the concept of climate change and the power of standing up for what you believe in to young children.

Greta And The Giants by Zoe Tucker & Zoe Persico (Frances Lincon)

The Crayon’s Christmas by Drew Daywalt & Oliver Jeffers (HarperCollins)

Join Duncan and his crayons as they get ready for Christmas! With envelopes to open, letters to read and games to play, as well as a message about giving, this latest title in the bestselling series has been super popular with my boys.

The Crayon’s Christmas by Drew Daywalt & Oliver Jeffers (HarperCollins)

Mouse’s Night Before Christmas by Tracey Corderoy & Sarah Massini (Nosy Crow)

This is a lovely retelling of The Night Before Christmas. It tells the story of a lonely mouse, who is awake on Christmas Eve and has a desperate wish that just might come true.

Mouse’s Night Before Christmas by Tracey Corderoy & Sarah Massini (Nosy Crow)

5-8 years

Where’s Santa’s Reindeer? illustrated by Paul Moran (Buster Books)

Search for Santa’s reindeer as they celebrate Christmas around the world. With heaps of details and plenty to spot on every page, this festive search-and-find book is brilliantly entertaining.

Where’s Santa’s Reindeer? illustrated by Paul Moran (Buster Books)

How The Stars Came To Be by Poonam Mistry (Tate Publishing)

This is a beautifully illustrated folk story for anyone who has ever wondered how the stars came to be in the sky and would make a stunning Christmas gift.

How The Stars Came To Be by Poonam Mistry (Tate Publishing)

Sticker Dolly Dressing Unicorns illustrated by Antonia Miller (Usborne)

Perfect for any unicorn fan, this book is full of reusable stickers so you can dress the dolls and decorate the unicorns in each scene time and time again.

Sticker Dolly Dressing Unicorns illustrated by Antonia Miller (Usborne)

Santa’s Christmas Handbook by Christopher Edge (Templar)

Written by his elves, Santa’s Christmas Handbook contains everything Santa needs to know to make sure he delivers all the presents on time. It’s full of interactive, festive, novelty elements and even a board game.

Santa’s Christmas Handbook by Christopher Edge (Templar)

8-12 years

The Impossible Boy by Ben Brooks (Quercus)

Oleg and Emma invent a new classmate, Sebastian, and they’re amazed when he suddenly appears. But will they be able to protect him from the mysterious Institute of Unreality who want to erase him before Christmas? The Impossible Boy is full of humour, heart and imagination.

The Impossible Boy by Ben Brooks (Quercus)

Forgotten Fairy Tales of Brave and Brilliant Girls (Usborne)

In this beautifully illustrated collection of fairy tales, you’ll discover brave and brilliant heroines who fight evil, save princes and live happily ever after. This is a fantastic volume of stories and would make a brilliant gift.

Forgotten Fairy Tales of Brave and Brilliant Girls (Usborne)

The Christmasaurus and the Winter Witch by Tom Fletcher illustrated by Shane Devries (Puffin Books)

William is swept back to the magical North Pole where he meets the best-kept secret of Christmas, the mysterious, icy, Winter Witch. But when they learn that the fate of Christmas hangs in the balance, they’re forced to work together to try and save it. An entertaining story packed with magic, friendship and festive spirit.

The Christmasaurus and the Winter Witch by Tom Fletcher illustrated by Shane Devries (Puffin Books)

Pages & Co: Tilly and the Lost Fairy Tales by Anna James (Harper Collins)

Tilly is a bookwanderer, she can travel inside books and talk to the characters. But when Tilly and her best friend Oskar bookwander into some fairy tales, they discover the stories are all mixed up and plot holes are opening without warning. Can they work out who, or what, is behind the chaos? With a brave heroine and plenty of adventure and magic, Pages & Co is perfect for book lovers.

Pages & Co: Tilly and the Lost Fairy Tales by Anna James (Harper Collins)

Non-fiction

Write Your Own Poems (Usborne)

This is an ideal book for any budding poet. Packed full of information, ideas and inspiration, there is also plenty of space to develop your own writing.

Write Your Own Poems (Usborne)

Epic Tales of Triumph and Adventure by Simon Cheshire and illustrated by Fatti Burke (Bloomsbury Children’s Books)

This fascinating book contains the true stories of 66 brave adventurers from mountaineers to pilots who pushed their limits and followed their dreams in the face of incredible odds. 

Epic Tales of Triumph and Adventure by Simon Cheshire and illustrated by Fatti Burke (Bloomsbury Children’s Books)

Changing The Game: Fantastic Female Footballers by Casey Stoney and Emily Stead (Bonnier Books)

Co-written by former England football player, Casey Stoney MBE, this fascinating book looks at the trail blazing women who have fought against discrimination and prejudice to change the perception of women’s football. It is both informative and inspiring and would be brilliant for any football fans.

Changing The Game: Fantastic Female Footballers by Casey Stoney and Emily Stead (Bonnier Books)

Atlas of Ocean Adventures by Emily Hawkins illustrated by Lucy Letherland (Wide Eyed Editions)

Packed with information about all the different creatures that live in our seas, this beautifully illustrated book is full of things to spot and learn on every page.

Atlas of Ocean Adventures by Emily Hawkins illustrated by Lucy Letherland (Wide Eyed Editions)

Some books have been gifted by the Publishers but all views are my own.

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    LORNA WIL
    16th December 2019 at 11:01 pm

    Fab books!!

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