One of the things I love about book blogging, is being sent catalogues so I can drool over the books. For some reason, I’ve never thought of sharing my favourites (we don’t get everything to review of course), so here are some of my picks from the August and September catalogues (in no particular order):
Mr Croc! We all love Mr Croc in the Chaos house. Sadly my two are a little on the older side to invest in any more, but the ones we have get lots of love and attention. Mr Croc rocks.
Not a picture book, but this sounds like one that I will love, because I love fairy tales in modern settings. It also should be good for my little Ever After High fans – the Ever After High books were a little on the older side for them but they watch the series on YouTube.
This is definitely one for Mighty Girl and Danger Girl, especially for Mighty Girl’s story and character creation. I think we may have to get this one.
Britta Teckentrup’s illustrations are so beautiful, and combined with Mark Sperring this sounds like a lovely gift book.
A Michael Morpurgo and Emma Chichester Clark combination sounds delicious. This is a reissue, and based on the Orchard book of Greek Myths that we do have, this should be on many Christmas gift lists.
I think I want this book for the Octopus (sorry, Giant Squid) alone, doesn’t it look gorgeous?! Giles Andreae and David Wojtowycz books have been a great hit in the Chaos household, and Mighty Girl’s KS1 class did a project on Commotion in the Ocean just before the end of term so even though the age says 0-5, these are usually suitable fora larger age group.
James Mayhew’s Katie in Christmas – just look at those beautiful spreads. Another one to add to the Christmas gift list (I know it’s only August still!)
Another Christmas book! Belle and Boo are just so gorgeous, they’re worth getting to frame the pages as prints (not that I could ever bring myself to cut a book apart!)
We’ve been lucky enough to receive this one and it is BRILLIANT. Gorgeous illustrations coupled with a perfect story of how we perceive differences, and how perception isn’t necessarily right. Highly recommended.
Pink usually puts me off but this book has Sarah Warburton on the cover so we’ll certainly be looking at it in more detail. I will ignore the ‘little girls’ marketing and judge it on its own merits!
A reissue of Alex T Smith’s Egg, which for some inexplicable reason we haven’t actually read. Definitely one we want to see, Foxy and Alphonso are wonderful characters, and the early reader chapter books make a great follow on from their picture book adventures.
I know my Mighty Girl (7) will love this. She’s always writing stories and creating ideas, and she enjoys the Secret Kingdom books too. This looks like it will be a great ‘stocking filler’ this Christmas.
We go on UK based holidays, which means l-o-n-g car journeys. Packing several activity books has been essential – they don’t run out of batteries, and being tied in to favourite reads is even better. This looks like another nice stocking filler, to keep the children amused while you’re busy!
This is another that we’ve been lucky enough to be sent. Bright, colourful art, and a funny story. Great fun.
To say this one is a hit would be an understatement, Danger Girl (5) absolutely loves this (and Ten Little Pirates)
Hopefully we’ll get to see a few more of these close up and share more details, but these were the ones that caught my eye from the latest catalogues. I’ll try to share more previews as we get them.