Sharon F. Jones | Children's book blogger

A blog about an aspiring children's author who has views, loves shoes and writes book reviews.

Yo daddio’s Happy Father’s Day! As I’ve been busy making breakfast, lunch and dinner today (hold on, what’s new?) and giving my other half a break (hold on, what’s new?), I’ll keep this brief. Here are two fab picture books which will delight daddy dearest. Daddy Is My Hero by Dawn Richards and Jane Massey is the sweetest story between a young boy and his dad. This dad isn’t your common or garden variety, who [&hellip

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Head over to your bookshelf right now and count the number of children’s books you have featuring characters from an ethnic background. Go on, I’ll wait. Cripes, that was quick. When I was growing up, it was pretty much the same picture. Very limited. Other than perhaps Anansi the Spider-Man, I can barely remember stories which featured lead black characters as a young child. Now that could have been down to my busy working parents [&hellip

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Getting older isn’t easy, and the chances are for some of us, we may spend our twilight years in a care home. Not something you really want to think about when you’re galloping around feeling young, but with our increasing ageing population, it’s situation that is a ticking time bomb for our current and future generations. Debut author and illustrator Jessica Shepherd has written the book ‘Grandma‘, which looks at the heart-warming relationship between a [&hellip

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