HarperCollins Children’s Books has just published a glorious highly-illustrated non-fiction hardback children’s gift book of Our Planet based onthe hugely successful Netflix series written by Matt Wyman, illustrated by Richard Jones, with a foreword by Sir David Attenborough, in partnership with WWF.
Anne Coates reviews the latest two books in the Hannah the Spanner series:Hannah the Spanner and the Diamond Robbery and Hannah the Spanner and the Racing Car written by Stuart Simmonds and illustrated by Bill Greenhead.
In their first book for children, The Kids' Book of Paper Love, authors Irene Smit and Astrid van der Hulst, the pages overflow with fun and pull-out activities for writing, drawing, folding, crafting, playing and sharing. Reviewed by Anne Coates.
Passing The Torch is a collection of interviews with past and present sportswomen across a variety of disciplines, all sharing with Mary the highs and lows of their careers and the motivation that propels them forward. It is a book to excite and inspire a new generation of girls to take up sport and to experience the many benefits that it can bring including confidence, camaraderie and particularly important to Mary, physical strength. Anne Coates reviews.
Help! Why Am I Changing? The Growing-up Guide for Pre-teen Boys and Girls by Susan Akass with input from Dr Frances Butcher, Dr Rosanna Bevan and James Hull, is aimed at children aged nine to 12 who are just entering puberty.
Sharna Jackson's High Rise Mystery has all the ingredients for a great crime novel. Only in this instance the two super-sleuths are teenage sisters Nik and Norva who not only find the body on their South London estate but realise that the father, the caretaker of the flats, is the prime suspect. Anne Coates reviews.