Book Review: Rainbow Rob by Jo Rigg and Simon Mugford

This book is described on the cover as “Packed with wacky characters, funny rhymes and lots to touch and feel”. The story line is that Rob the Penguin thinks of being other colours, like the yellow lion, the red fox and the pink flamingo, before deciding to remain black and white like all the other … Read more

Book Review: First Hundred Machines

This book is not taxing to the reviewer as it consists of sixteen pages of stiff board, including the covers. Each page, or double spread, is devoted to pictures of different types of transport, with bright pictures of planes, cars, boats, lorries etc. It is nicely produced and will no doubt stand up to being … Read more

Book Review: My Picture Atlas by Roger Priddy

The book was triggered by Sam and Rose asking their father, Roger Priddy, “Where is Senegal?” The result is something which is aimed at junior school children – just over ninety pages of information, pictures, maps and flags of every country in the world. They emphasise the fact that every country is mentioned. I thought … Read more

Book Review: The Killing Sea by Richard Lewis

It does not say anywhere on the cover that this book was written for children, but the two key characters are teenagers, and it is written in a direct style that should go down well with a younger readership. The storyline is an interesting blend of three elements. The Boxing Day tsunami of 2004 happens … Read more

Global Perspectives on Foster Family Care

Review by Angie Bartoli, Senior Lecturer at University of Northampton Global Perspectives on Foster Family Care is reminiscent of a back-packing tour one might take during a gap year, full of intriguing pit-stops, some of which you might return to for a longer stay in the future. The book includes ten very different countries: Argentina, … Read more

CD Review : Children’s Classic Songs

Roderick Williams Baritone Elizabeth Atherton Soprano Iain Burnside Piano This is the first time we have reviewed a CD in the Webmag, and so it is a pleasure to say that this CD is most enjoyable. It is important to say what it is and what it is not, however. There is a total of … Read more

Children These Days by Nicola Madge

Book Review by Sue Kennedy This is a very timely book in a current climate that is placing children and childhood firmly on the public agenda with increasing legislation, advocacy and children’s rights alongside a media interest that on the one hand produces headlines that suggests that children and young people’s behaviour is to be … Read more

Palgrave Student Planner 2006

Click For The Book Accompanying the Student Life Handbook is the Palgrave Student Planner 2006, prepared by Stella Cottrell. We were rather amazed to see that this has an ISBN as it is really an A5 diary covering the academic year 2006-7. It is designed for students, with all the right slots in it to … Read more

The Student Life Handbook

Click For The Book Review by Christine Fanthome This is one of the Palgrave Study Guides, which include books on study skills, critical thinking, writing, and using English as a second language. They are all aimed at helping students in a practical way. This particular book gives nearly two hundred pages of sensible advice to … Read more