Planet Picture Book

Archive - May 2018

As Time Went By

This story follows the changing fortunes of a steamship and those aboard her. From luxury vessel to merchant ship, fishing boat and eventual abandonment, we witness her varying guises and subsequent rescue by a group of people who have also lost...

Walk with Me

In ‘Walk with Me’, a young girl asks a lion to accompany her on the long walk home from school. On the way, as they collect her brother from daycare and food from the grocery store, we learn about the hardships facing her and her family and her...

Colombia

Last September, just a few months after starting this picture book journey, I discovered it was World Kid Lit month, an online celebration of children’s and YA books in translation. Imagine, a whole month of posts, lists and recommendations! I...

Four More to Explore

As some of you know, I seem to have amassed a stack of fabulous titles for the Pakistani leg of this picture book adventure. I’ve already shared a couple of lovely picture books published by Oxford University Press in Pakistan. Now, let’s take a...

Suraj the Tiger Cub

This colourful picture book starring a tiger cub in the jungle contains three short stories that cover topics faced by many children: fears, lack of friends, and bullying. Suraj is a cute looking tiger cub, who I think will young readers (in...

Amai and the Banyan Tree

Amai and the Banyan Tree is a bilingual picture book in English and Urdu that focuses on the importance of trees in our environment. It is a fictional title, featuring talking trees, a bird that can transform into a shooting star and two young...