Mike Payne is a renowned award-winning international artist and author. Travelling the world attending signings with on-the-spot illustrations, he’s also a highly sought after public speaker, with a unique ability to inspire creativity from any soul. As Mike turns his pen to children’s stories, we are excited to see where his creations take him next!
Mike Payne spoke to us at World of Books to introduce his new book! Charlie’s Ark is a magical tale about a toy box that comes to life and the adventures that follow.
Our perceptions of the world and its cultures are influenced by the books we read. This makes books essential in reflecting a true society back to their readers. The absence of an inclusive range of characters and role models in books risks putting children from minority backgrounds off from the joy and love of reading.
We have a bunch of books featuring a diverse range of characters and real-life heroes that children can admire again and again. We also have some great books on how to treat everyone with kindness, no matter the race, religion, or gender. Check out our list of children’s books to educate on diversity.
It might feel like you blinked and summer was over, or perhaps you’ve been counting down the days for school to reopen! Whatever your situation, one thing for sure is that the kids need all our love and support this school year, as they navigate the next stage in their lives. To help you help them, we’ve compiled a selection of the best books to prepare your children for heading back to school.
Let’s take a look at the top 10 trending children’s books of May. From riotous rhyming tales for tots to the social commentary fiction gripping teens. Read on to discover the children’s titles trending at World of Books, and stock up on your kids’ bookshelves!
In preparations for World Book Day on the 4th of March, we’ve been searching far and wide for costume inspiration! For a World Book Day that’s less-than-ordinary, with high street shops closed and perhaps slightly emptier pockets than usual, what better time to do-it-yourself?! Check our the fantastic sustainable costumes below.
Sustainable costumes for World Book Day can be made from all sorts around the house. You don’t need to be an expert sewing machinist or professional crafter. Gather the cardboard boxes from your latest deliveries, old felt from the kids’ activity sets, Cotton wool, toilet roll tubes, old sheets and poster paints, scissors, glue and eco-glitter… cut up and rework tired clothing into a brilliant new creation!