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New picture books for children

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Tuesday 1st August 2017

One of the best moments of the week is when the postman rings the doorbell and hands me a pile of books to review. Parents often ask me for recommendations so here are some of the best new picture books for children aged five and under. Thank You, Mr Panda by Steve Antony (Hodder Children’s Books, £6.99) Steve Antony is one of the most talented illustrators around. The Queen’s Hat ...keep reading

Summer reads – Dixie O’Day in the Fast Lane

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Wednesday 14th August 2013

When my daughter was little Shirley Hughes’s Alfie and Annie Rose stories were her absolute favourites. She was enchanted by the adorable illustrations and sweet stories and was beside herself with excitement when she won a compendium of the Alfie books in a Waterstones competition. Shirley’s daughter, Clara Vulliamy, is a successful author and illustrator too and the pair have now published their very first collaboration. Clara says that it ...keep reading