Picture book of the week: Together by Luke Adam Hawker

Apr 04 2021
Personally I want this pandemic to end as soon as possible and forget these challenging times once and for all. I certainly would not want to read about it or to listen to songs about lockdown. But there’s an exception to this: Together – published by Kyle Books tomorrow – is a beautifully illustrated book by Luke Adam Hawker that highlights all the meaningful connections we have made during such a challenging time. 

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Picture book of the week: My Daddies! by Gareth Peter and Garry Parsons

Mar 19 2021

We have recently celebrated mother’s day but I was puzzled when my son asked me, what would kids celebrate on this occasion if they have two daddies instead. A new picture book is available from 1st April 2021 to support this conversation: My Daddies! written by Gareth Peter and illustrated by bestselling, award-winning Garry Parsons. 

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Book of the week: Under the Light of the Italian Moon by Jennifer Anton

Mar 16 2021

Literature is a wonderful ‘device’ to immerse ourselves into worlds that would not be possible to explore. Thanks to new historical fiction novel, based on real events, Under the Light of the Italian Moon by Jennifer Anton, published 8th March 2021 (International Women’s Day) I could go back in time to watch the lives of generations of strong Italian women unfold.  Their stories and the constant references to beautiful parts of Italy have made me long for a trip to my country more than ever before during the pandemic. This novel, in fact, provides the perfect escapism from dreary lockdown life. The detail of Nina’s life in Italy is done very well and reminds me of my own grandmother’s stories – drawing in the picturesque scenery of mountain views and describing the delicious Italian foods, from homemade tiramisu’, biscottis to polenta stew.

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