Age range: 7+
‘This brilliant book just shows the combinations in life that sometimes constitute a unit, or more, that our children live within and what they live with.’
The Great Big Book of Families
What is a family? Once, it was said to be a father, mother, boy, girl, cat and dog living in a house with a garden. But as times have changed, families have changed too, and now there are almost as many kinds of families as colours of the rainbow – from a mum and dad or single parent to two mums or two dads, from a mixed-race family to children with different mums and dads, from families with a disabled member to those with a mum or dad in prison.
Mary Hoffman takes a look through children’s eyes at the wide varieties of family life: from homes, food, ways of celebrating, schools and holidays to getting around, jobs and housework, from extended families, languages and hobbies to pets and family trees – and she concludes that, for most people, their own family is the best one of all!
With Ros Asquith’s delightful pictures, this book takes a fresh, optimistic look at families of today.
Age range: 7+
Barn Owl Books
”The subtle message reveals how bullying can be turned round in a most dignified way. A funny, satisfying read.’
The Roman Beanfeast
By Gillian Cross
Illustrated by Ros Asquith
Like every other school in the country, Davy’s class are working on the Romans. Everyone is to do a piece of work based on the visit they made to a Roman fort and the best will get a prize at the Roman Feast planned by the school. Davy’s problem is that bossy Molly from next door keeps stealing his ideas. That is until Davey draws inspiration from Julius Sneezer the Roman soldier.
A funny and insightful story from the popular prize winning author of The Demon Headmaster.