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‘A very good book to use if teaching celebrating differences’ Books for Topics praises Not Yet a Yeti!

Books for Topics recently reviewed new picture book Not Yet a Yeti by Lou Treleaven with illustration by Tony Neal: ‘The text is rich in language that makes the story an engaging and entertaining read for children. The book is full of fantastic illustrations by Tony Neal that bring the story alive. They help to tell a tale of courage, acceptance and finding yourself. Curriculum links: This is a very… Read More »‘A very good book to use if teaching celebrating differences’ Books for Topics praises Not Yet a Yeti!

‘Perfect blend of familiarity for children and humour for adults’ Books for Topics enjoys a Froggy Day!

Books for Topics recently posted a cracking review for new picture book Froggy Day by Heather Pindar with illustrations by Barbara Bakos: ‘This picture book offers a perfect blend of familiarity for children and humour for adults too. The pictures are bright and the story is simplistic yet memorable and appealing to children from town and country alike. However, it is the diversity of people such as Jan the female… Read More »‘Perfect blend of familiarity for children and humour for adults’ Books for Topics enjoys a Froggy Day!

‘Super-original and humorous’ Books for Topics reviews our three new junior fiction titles!

Books for Topics just posted some cracking reviews for our three new junior fiction titles: Homework on Pluto by Lou Treleaven: ‘A fun chapter book on the theme of space, that suitably fills the chasm between this topic’s many great picture books and those middle grade novels pitched at older readers.  Readers will delight in the way in which the story unfolds with skilful humour and creativity, as the imagined… Read More »‘Super-original and humorous’ Books for Topics reviews our three new junior fiction titles!

‘This is exactly the kind of book that I love to read aloud to groups of children’ Books for Topics reviews 3 New Picture Books!

Books for Topics just posted a wonderful series of reviews for three of our newest picture books: Not My Hats! by Tracy Gunaratnam with illustrations by Alea Marley: ‘Everything about ‘Not My Hats!’ makes for a very happy storytime, from the brightly patterned illustrations to the slightly random cast of characters to the hilarious sets of rhyming strings. Tracy Gunaratnam is a master of rhyme and rhythm and there is something… Read More »‘This is exactly the kind of book that I love to read aloud to groups of children’ Books for Topics reviews 3 New Picture Books!

‘A truly original picture book’ Books for Topics recommends Bonkers About Beetroot for reception and KS1 class use!

Books for Topics recently posted a wonderful review for Bonkers About Beetroot by Cath Jones with illustrations by Chris Jevons: ‘This is a truly original picture book that, like its name, is just a bit bonkers! It tells the story of an innovative zebra who is looking for a way to bring in visitors to Sunset Safari Park to save it from being closed down. In true entrepreneurial spirit, Zebra… Read More »‘A truly original picture book’ Books for Topics recommends Bonkers About Beetroot for reception and KS1 class use!

Maverick picture books named in Books for Topics Best Books of 2017!

Books for Topics have asked their community of teachers, authors, librarians and book lovers to nominate their favourite children’s books published in 2017 and we are thrilled to see that two of our picture books have been chosen! Wishker by Heather Pindar and illustrated by Sarah Jennings was nominated by Florence (age 4), resident book lover at booksfortopics HQ “I love this book because of the magic wishes in it. I really liked finding out… Read More »Maverick picture books named in Books for Topics Best Books of 2017!

‘A fun and original early chapter book’ First review of forthcoming junior fiction title Homework on Pluto!

Books for Topics posted an early review of junior fiction title Homework on Pluto, the sequel to the popular Letter to Pluto by Lou Treleaven. ‘A fun and original early chapter book on the theme of space, that suitably fills the chasm between this topic’s many great picture books and those middle grade novels pitched at older readers. This book charts the inter-planetary correspondence between space traveller Jon and his… Read More »‘A fun and original early chapter book’ First review of forthcoming junior fiction title Homework on Pluto!

‘We can’t get enough of this humorous story’ Books for Topics reviews two new picture books!

Books for Topics recently posted reviews of two of our latest picture books: Beware the Mighty Bitey by Heather Pindar and illustrated by Susan Batori ‘This highly original story features a group of Mighty Bitey Piranhas who are lurking in a jungle water pool waiting for their next unsuspecting snack to come along. Filled with music and mayhem, this brightly illustrated and delightfully rhythmical story is heaps of fun. The… Read More »‘We can’t get enough of this humorous story’ Books for Topics reviews two new picture books!

‘A picture book that is sure to get children laughing, talking and thinking!’ Books for Topics reviews As Nice as Pie

Books for Topics just posted a wonderful review of As Nice as Pie by Gary Sheppard and illustrated by Tim Budgen: ‘We really enjoyed this story about a kindly old lady called Mavis who defies reader expectations by taking her fate into her own hands! When the many birds visiting Mavis begin to take advantage of her hospitality, Mavis promises a big surprise in the form of a gigantic pie.… Read More »‘A picture book that is sure to get children laughing, talking and thinking!’ Books for Topics reviews As Nice as Pie