written by Suzanne Barton
illustrated by Anil Tortop

Meeka is a cheeky little market bird who loves getting his beak into everything ooey gooey and sticky licky. One day, during a post-feast snooze in a Moroccan tagine, Meeka is bird-napped by a granny with a need for speed. Will Meeka’s friends rescue him before he becomes bird stew?

Ages: 4+

Class k-2 gave the book 4 stars

The children enjoyed listening to the story about a cheeky bird called Meeka

the wonderful illustrations drew them into the story, they loved all the wonderful foods and imagined what the markets smelt like.

all were happy when the whole community rushed to help find Meeka and that he made some birdy friends.


Jnr book worms book review.

it was a pleasure to read this to the children they were engaged from start to finish, and it brought on a lovely discussion of foods and their favourites in each household.

Meeka is a wonderful story about a strong father daughter relationship as well as the importance of community and coming together to help a friend. told in a gentle and humorous way, engaging the reader in this fun plot.

The illustrations really bring this story to life and show the unity in the market place in beautiful pastel colours

Meeka is  a heart warming read and one to share. with its subtle beautiful message, I’m sure will be read over again



My dog socks

My dog socks

By Robyn Osborne

Illustrated by Saddam Konchi.

published by ford street publishing


preschool kids aged 2-5

the children were captivated throughout the reading, enjoying the different animals appearing in the shadows. As well as some wonderful discussions about what wonderful pets they each have and what’s special about each one.


jnr book worms book review,

This is a beautiful tale about friendship,  the imagination of the boy projects sock’s shadow into wonderful creatures.

the beautiful watercolour illustrations bring the story to life and set the mood in the story.

a wonderful story about belonging.




Curly Tales

Curly tales

short stories with a twist

by bill condon

illustrated by Dave Atze

publishd by big sky publishing


Let your imagination soar with these funny fables about the extraordinary adventures of ordinary animals. Laugh out loud and enjoy twisted tales of a super smart cow, a daredevil flea, an earthworm who daydreams of being an anaconda, and many more.

Warning: Readers may not be able to stop smiling.

Aiden age 7

‘this is a really funny book I enjoyed reading it with my mum we both found it really funny.

one of my favourite ones was harry hairybutt, but all are good I recommend it to anyone.


jnr book worms bookreview

A great read together book with humorous short story’s that are easy to read.

creative twists on familiar proverbs Make this a book that may be hard for young ones to put down.

The large text and comical illustrations make this book great for early readers to sink their teeth into.






picture books

It’s ok to feel the way you do otherwise you wouldn’t be you

By Josh Langley

Publisher Big Sky Publishing

Everyone has feelings … sometimes we just don’t know what to do with them!

Happy, sad, lonely, angry, anxious, proud, scared – they’re all feelings and emotions and they’re all OK! Yes – every single one of them!

In this bright and heartening book, Josh Langley helps kids get to know and make friends with their feelings.

Bursting with simple and effective ways that kids can notice and handle difficult emotions like anger, anxiety, and loss and also rejoice in the positive feelings such as joy, empathy and happiness, this is a little book with a big message.

It’s Ok to Feel the Way You Do empowers kids to understand and share their feelings so they can enjoy life a whole lot more.


Phillip Aged 5

5 stars

Phillip was enthralled with this and I was surprised as it was a lot to take in for a 5 year old. But he told me about breathing in when you feel mad and the mad feelings float away when you breath out, so you don’t feel mad anymore. To telling me its ok to cry everybody cries

Jnr Book worms Book review 5 stars

This is a truly wonderful book that opens up the dialogue with children about feelings and why its ok to Feel.

With direct, simple vocabulary, humour and gorgeous illustrations Josh Langley explains different feelings and reassures kids that its ok to feel them, giving examples on how to deal with them in a subtle reassuring way.

One of the best books I have read about feelings and it opened up some wonderful conversations  between myself and my son whilst reading. I recommend it to anyone especially kids who struggle to deal with their feelings it will be a permanent  addition to our reading library.