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The Rock and Roll Rolex

A freshly-made rolex flies into the air and lands at the top of a steep hill in front of a hungry rat. As the unexpected breakfast bounty starts to roll down the hill, Rat gives chase and is soon joined by an assortment of other creatures and people...

Uganda

During WorldKidLit month, I read an interview with the fabulous team at Not Another Book Podcast where they recommended a number of books, including Sleep Well, Sibi and Saba by Nansubuga Nagadya Isdahl, illustrated by Sandra van Doorn. They also...

Still in the limelight

Poland

When I started looking into picture books by Polish creators, I was blown away by the beauty of the illustrations. Aleksandra Mizielińska and Daniel Mizieliński are undoubtedly the best-known illustrators from Poland on the international scene. The...

The Book of Bees

Everything you could possibly want to know about bees in one stunning large-format picture book. Wow – bees are amazing creatures! And if you didn’t think so before, you certainly will after browsing this encyclopaedic picture book. There are 72...

Welcome to Mamoko

Welcome to a wordless picture book set in Mamoko, a bustling little town populated with a marvellous array of animal characters, each of which has a story to tell. Creative duo Aleksandra Mizielińska and Daniel Mizieliński are internationally...

Previous destinations

Feather

Feather is searching for the bird she belongs to. She is blown by the wind and rejected by many birds before finding her true home. Feather is on a quest to find the bird she belongs to, but it is no easy journey. She is at the mercy of the...

Ash Dresses Her Friends

Ash is a quiet, lonely magpie who also happens to be a very talented seamstress! By sharing her special gift, she discovers a way to bring joy to others and to herself. I’m drawn to book covers, I’ll admit, and I defy anyone to look at Ash Dresses...

Express Delivery from Dinosaur World

A gloriously illustrated, interactive dinosaur book with ten challenges for readers to complete before they can return to their own world. Enter this book and enter the Cretaceous period, where a forest holds secrets, a maze lies between the...

The Story of Ink and Water

Water Girl, Ink Boy and Brush Boy discover that by working together, they can create beautiful, lifelike paintings in the traditional Chinese style. The exquisite cover art of this picture book drew me in for a closer look. Recently released by...

China

I hadn’t intended to visit China just yet on this picture book journey; however, Miss 6 came home from school a few weeks ago and announced that they were studying China in class this term. I scurried off to make a shortlist of titles and placed my...