Sharon F. Jones | Children's book blogger

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

Want the laughs to come thick and fast? Then trot down to your local bookstore and pick up the 25th adventure of Dirty Bertie: Jackpot (Stripes Publishing). He’s the ‘boy with nose-picklingy disgusting habits’ and frankly the situations he finds himself in are so funny that I was LOLing away to myself, and that was before I had even read them to my children. In the three stories featured in this book, his gran wins [&hellip

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Next time you’re in a children’s bookshop, head over to the picture book section. What do the most popular books have in common? No, the answer isn’t they’re all written by Julia Donaldson, although that’s a pretty good guess. It’s not that they all feature animals either, although there’s certainly a lot of truth in that. I’d bet good money that there aren’t many ethnic faces featuring in those titles. It’s an issue I’ve blogged [&hellip

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If you’re after a deeply heart-warming, touching and poignant read then The Tender Moments of Saffron Silk by Glenda Millard is great for junior-aged children. The penultimate book from the award-winning Kingdom of Silk series is delicately illustrated by Stephen Michael King and follows the story of flame-haired Saffron Silk – the daughter of a sprawling and very unconventional family. Set in the Australian countryside, Millard weaves difficult issues in a non-threatening way, but her [&hellip

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