Children’s Books – Reviews

The Gruffalo – Julia Donaldson

The Gruffalo

English writer Julia Donaldson has published more than 150 books. She began her career by writing songs for television and a number of plays for school. She is a Children’s Laureate. The Gruffalo is a story about a mouse who goes on a journey through the forest. She meets several dangerous animals – a fox, […]


Billionaire Boy – David Walliams

Billionaire Boy

David Edward Walliams is an English comedian best known for Little Britain and Come Fly With Me. He’s not somebody who you’d like near your children but give the chap a chance. He’s actually very good! He published the first of his children’s books (a novel The Boy in the Dress) in 2008. Billionaire Boy […]


Mr Gum and the Secret Hideout

Mr Gum - Secret Hideout

Andy Stanton used to be an Oxford English student, a cartoonist and a film script reader. His first children’s book “You’re a Bad Man, Mr Gum!” was a best seller. This book won Blue Peter Award and Red House Children’s Books Award. Other Andy Stanton’s books won Roald Dahl Funny Prize and have been shortlisted […]


The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Secret Garden

Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett’s story The Secret Garden won Lewis Carroll Shelf Award in 1959. The Secret Garden’s main character Mary Lennox was born in an Indian village where the cholera epidemic had killed her mother and father. However, she had already accustomed herself to being alone. Her mother had time for parties but no […]


Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll


Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, known by his pen name as Lewis Carroll, was a mathematician, photographer and Anglican deacon. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass are his most famous works. His writing style is often based on absurd fantasy, word play and logic. An important part of Dodgson’s life was friendship with Henry […]


The Magic Faraway Tree

The Magic Faraway Tree

British childrens author Enid Mary Blyton’s books have been translated into 90 languages. She is the fifth most translated author in the world. Her stories are suitable for different age groups. Every child can find something interesting in her books. The Magic Faraway Tree is the second novel in the popular series of The Faraway […]


Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson

Stevenson - Treasure Island - Childrens Books

Treasure Island is a book with which you fall in love in your childhood and this is a love forever. Mysteries, sea voyages, one-legged man, pirates, cunning friendship, unforeseen circumstances dangerous adventures – this is the typical boy’s book.   It is so thrilling to meet the man with a wooden-leg and learn about the […]


The Railway Stories – Thomas and Friends

Thomas the Tank Engine

Wilbert Vere Awdry, known as Reverend W. Awdry was a railway enthusiast, English clergyman and creator of the Railway Series for children. In 1943 his son Christopher was ill with measles. To cheer him up Awdry invented his first Railway story. In 1945 Rev. Awdry published the first book of the Thomas Series that eventually […]


We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

We're Going on a Bear Hunt

A board book by Michael Rosen, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury. 36-page story of a family going on a bear hunt. On their quest, the family has to overcome many obstacles like mud, rivers, caves and forests and in the end of their journey they decide bear hunts are not to be repeated. This board book […]


That’s Not My Dinosaur

That's not My Dinosaur

This is another book from Fiona Watts (co-author Rachel Wells), this time a touchy-feely board book about a toy dinosaur. Reader can explore the surface of dinosaur’s bumpy teeth or example. Texts and illustrations are easy to follow and understand and are made in such a way, that they develop your child’s sensory awareness. Usborne […]