Wide Eyed books - what our bloggers thought
Ever find yourself scrambling for answers to your DCs endless questions about the world? Cue the Wide Eyed books series, a collection of quirky non-fiction guides with contributors from across the globe, including Iceland, Blighty and New York. Designed to revive well-trodden topics like nature, geography and animals, they're perfect for your eager inquisitors - and they feature a wealth of beautiful illustrations.
Our bloggers will be reviewing six of the Wide Eyed titles over the next few months, and we'd love you to add your own reviews to our linky, too. Without further ado, here they are...
First on our bloggers' agenda is Creaturepedia, a collection of the world's best-loved animals. The fascinating facts, curious creatures and characterful cartoons will keep young explorers busy for hours, and the quirky doodles - done by up-and-coming artist Adrienne Barman - will appeal to the whole family.
Danielle Kroll and Kay Maguire
An accessible and beautifully illustrated guide to the natural world, Nature's Day visits nine different settings over the course of the four seasons. Kids will be given the opportunity to learn about changing habitats and their favourite creatures in this enchanting guide to all things flora and fauna.
The School of Art
Teal Triggs and Daniel Frost
Royal College of Art academic Teal Triggs and graduate Daniel Frost team up to deliver 40 compelling art demos. Teaming with activities to help your youngster learn the tricks of the trade, this hands-on book is a great help for aspiring artists.
Georgia Cherry and Martin Haake
Take a tour of Toronto, look around Lisbon or hot-foot it to Helsinki with a global adventure in a book. Kids can engage with the 'search and find' page format and explore the world from the comfort of their own home. Prepare for a trip around key landmarks, famous celebrities and cultural icons in this trip.
The Wonder Garden
Kristjana S Williams and Jenny Broom
The National Book Awards shortlisted Jenny Broom brings her talent to this title, which explores the world's stunning natural habitats. Be it an adventure round the Amazon rainforest or a journey through the Great Barrier Reef, The Wonder Garden will amaze you and the kids.
The 50 States
Sol Linero and Gabrielle Balkan
Who *doesn't* want the ability to rattle off all 50 states on demand? It'll be your party trick once you've taken a trek around the great US of A with Linero and Balkan. In their vividly illustrated book, the entire family can learn key facts about hamburgers, rock 'n' roll and presidents.