Peeking At Picture Books – June (Part Two)

Featuring another selection of quality picture books that are available very soon this blog post has a lovely variety of titles to recommend from one featuring a sea monster to one telling of the lifetime of a stunning jacket, and if you missed my previous Peeking at Picture Books you can find it here.

Maisy’s Nursery

An adorable board book detailing Maisy’s day at nursery, with everything from counting numbers to being read a story by the teacher. A perfect book for children heading for nursery and curious about what to expect or those looking for a feel good story by an iconic character. This book also comes with a pop-out play scene that makes for some fun play at the end of the book.

Published by – Walker Books Publication date – 06.06.19 RRP – £6.99 (BB)


A heart-warming poetic book telling of the magic of becoming a parent and how these parents spend the initial time after their baby is born shut away in their home, snuggled up together and bonding with the new addition to their family. This would be a lovely book for those expecting a newborn with its softly drawn illustrations of the loveliest of family moments, the intimacy between the characters is clear from the way the way they look at each other on the pages and the overall feel of the book is that of comfort, love and family.

Published by – Walker Books Publication date – 04.07.19 RRP – £11.99 (HB)

The Jacket

With an absolutely stunning cover that instantly draws your eye to the gorgeous illustrated jacket, this book is a real beauty. Worn everywhere possible including to bed by Amelia she is disappointed when she outgrows the jacket, then mum suggests giving it to younger sister Lily. Lily falls in love with the soft feel, stunning pattern, shiny buttoned jacket too and just like her sister she wears the jacket nonstop. When Lily then outgrows it the jacket becomes a home for their cat and when mum finds the jacket she is keen to throw it away but has a change of heart and gets creative, incorporating the jacket into a bear. A really heart warming story that readers will undoubtedly cherish forever.

Published by – Walker Books Publication date – 04.07.19 RRP – £11.99(HB)

Tooth Fairy in Training

With a stunning iridescent cover this eye catching book makes for a brilliant shared read with younger audiences, especially those that are curious about the tooth fairy and want to know more. Following a trainee fairy for one night on the job alongside her sister this story is brimming with details on the adventures the pair embark on, the dangerous situations they find themselves in and the fun they have along the way and all in aid of collecting teeth from those that have lost them. With some fun surprises along the way this is definitely a book to enjoy over and over again.

Published by – Walker Books Publication date – 06.06.19 RRP – £11.99(HB)

Lula and the Sea Monster

Telling the story of a lovely little girl called Lula that lives by the sea. One day when searching for washed up goodies Lula finds a small creature in need of rescue and as she takes care of it and feeds it more and more it grows bigger and bigger. In turn the creature returns Lula’s help by preventing her house being demolished. There is a fantastic message to relay to younger readers entwined in the story – take care of nature from the littlest living creatures upwards because they have needs like ours including keeping our homes and feeling safe. A brilliant book to share with a class sized audience as young audiences will adore the “sea monster” from when first found and tiny to its full grown size and the adventure this story has in store will leave them delighted.

Published by – OUP Publication date – 06.06.19 RRP – £6.99(PB)

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