Planet Picture Book

Archive - January 2018

One Day

This picture book in simple rhyme recounts a day in the life of a young Pacific Island schoolboy, from the moment he wakes until night falls. I was immediately struck by this picture book with its beautiful, bold illustrations. One Day takes the...

Tonga

The Kingdom of Tonga comprises not just one, but over 170 islands of which 40 are inhabited. I had no idea! And I had no idea what picture books I would find there until I started looking. I didn’t think it would be easy. As author, editor and...

The Noisy Classroom

This collection of 40 short, illustrated poems explores a variety of situations, objects and emotions both in the school environment and outside it. WiFi hotspots, chalk, the demands of school work, mobile phones, wearing a mask in class, a snake...

One House for All

Three friends, Raven, Crayfish and Horse, want to get married but they still want to enjoy each other’s company. So, they decide to design a house where they can all live together with their families. Only, this proves harder than it sounds. Will...

Latvia

2018 is a big year for Latvia. On 18th November, this small Baltic state will celebrate the centenary of its proclamation of independence from Russia. Festivities are already well underway, with an impressive array of events on the schedule...