Blog tour: ‘The Tale of the Whale,’ by Karen Swann, illustrated by Padmacandra.

Today I’m sharing a very timely picture book about a special journey through the oceans on the back of a whale which makes clear the devastating impact of plastic pollution on the seas and the creatures who live in them. ‘Where land becomes sky and the sky becomes sea, I first saw the whale, and … Continue reading Blog tour: ‘The Tale of the Whale,’ by Karen Swann, illustrated by Padmacandra.

‘Secret of the Sirens,’ by Julia Golding, artwork by Kate Forrester.

Have you ever thought you’ve caught a glimpse of a strange creature from the corner of your eye? Or fancied that the light aircraft flying overhead is actually a dragon? You could just be right. If The Companions are to be believed, mythical creatures walk among us and it’s our responsibility to protect them. Connie … Continue reading ‘Secret of the Sirens,’ by Julia Golding, artwork by Kate Forrester.

‘Captain Crankie & Seadog Steve,’ by Vivian French, illustrated by Alison Bartlett.

Ahoy there, landlubbers! Captain Crankie and his best friend, Seadog Steve are sick and tired of the other villagers dumping their rubbish in their back gardens and streets.  They decide they simply MUST take action... The only problem, is that Captain Crankie's solution ends up upsetting all the marine creatures who inhabit the sea he fishes … Continue reading ‘Captain Crankie & Seadog Steve,’ by Vivian French, illustrated by Alison Bartlett.