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Lines, Squiggles, Letters, Words

Pedro sees all sorts of lines and squiggles in the world around him, but he is not able to make real sense of them until he starts school – and learns to read! Reading is an amazing skill. Through our ability to...

Brazil

My picture book selection for Brazil has something of an international flavour with creators and translators drawn from Argentina, Portugal, Bulgaria, the UK, Canada, the US . . . as well as Brazil! Purely unintentional...

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Gizo-Gizo! A Tale from the Zongo Lagoon

Crab, Tortoise and Spider are some of the many animals who live in the Zongo lagoon. Once the waters were clear and clean, but when Spider becomes a major polluter, his friends know they have to act. Once, many animals...

Maisie’s Scrapbook

Maisie’s parents are different from each other in many respects, but they both love their young daughter the same way. Maisie’s Scrapbook shines a light on the joys of bringing up a child in a mixed-race family...

Grandma’s List

Fatima offers to take care of her grandma’s to-do list. She is determined to save the day, but how will she manage when she loses the list? Fatima is eight-and-a-half and does not want to be treated as a child. In fact...

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Wilbert

Rat is playing hide-and-seek with her friend Wilbert. Will Crocodile be able to help Rat find him? At first glance, Wilbert is a short, easy read. Everything about the book is simply laid out, from the one-word title to...

Vitello Scratches a Car

When Vitello accidentally makes a long scratch in his mum’s nearly new car, he realises he is in big trouble. Vitello lives with his Mum. He’s a bit of a scamp, but his mischievous nature will likely endear him to many...

Cry, Heart, But Never Break

Four children live with their ailing grandmother in a small snug house. One day, Death arrives to take her away from them. Four anxious young children are sitting around a kitchen table. Their grandmother lies on her...

Denmark

I was inspired to look into picture books from Denmark by this post from 2017. It features a list of 10 fabulous titles recommended by the Nordic embassies in London. Three of the books are by Danish authors, Jakob...