Friday, 6 November 2020

Top Picks of the Month for November!

As the cold nights draw in, curl up in a cosy corner with one of our November picture books below. Make sure to keep an eye out for our wintery picture books piece, coming soon! 

Time for Tea: A First Cookbook
by Shirley Hughes


This classic collection of easy-to-follow recipes, inspired by everyday family adventures, is the perfect introduction to cookery for first readers. From making pancakes with Dad, baking apples after the Saturday shopping or even icing a birthday cake for Mum, this sumptuously illustrated recipe book gives a gentle insight into the joy of cooking together.

The Song of the Nightingale
by Tanya Landman and illustrated by Laura Carlin


The earth was young and full of colour. But the animals were dull and drab. The painter decided: something must be done! With dabs and sweeps, the painter's brush creates the stripes on the zebra, the sharp suit of the penguin, and the bright splashes on parrots. But what can he give the nightingale when his paintbox has run dry? A beautiful and gently moving tale from the award-winning Tanya Landman and Laura Carlin.

A World of Art
by Helena Hunt and illustrated by James Brown


What is art, and how have we used it to express ourselves throughout history? From cave painting right up to pop art; the Renaissance to twentieth-century sculpture, discover the stories behind great movements, processes and artists – both the household names and the perhaps not-so-familiar. Covering thirty topics, including printing, pigment, ceramics and pattern and photography, as well as Impressionism, Romanticism and Surrealism, this is a thoughtful and easily digestible approach to a huge subject.

Ella's Night Lights
by Lucy Fleming


Ella has always dreamed of seeing the sunrise. But with her delicate gossamer wings, she can only come out at night. So, when the moon is high, she collects as many shimmering beams of light she can find – a twinkle from a star, the glow from a lamp post. With her light, she guides lost and lonely animals and finds friendship in Fox and Owl. And, together, Ella’s animal friends know just how to return her kindness...

Just Because
by Mac Barnett and illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault


It might be time for bed, but one child is too full of questions about the world to go to sleep just yet. Little ones and their parents will be charmed and delighted as a patient father offers up increasingly creative responses to his child’s night-time wonderings. Any child who has ever asked “Why?” – and any parent who has attempted an explanation – will recognize themselves in this sweet storybook for dreamers who are looking for answers beyond “just because”.

Now out in paperback!

All of our top picks of the month are now available from all good booksellers!

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