Books for young and old(er) – our selectors share cool new stuff

CoverThis month our children’s selectors have been enjoying purchasing some wonderfully illustrated titles that they are sure adults will appreciate as much as children will enjoy.

Birds of a feather by Francisco Pittau
Stunning book about birds with interactive guessing games and many lift-the-flaps and pop-ups. Beautifully illustrated and includes interesting facts about each bird this is a book that will bring enjoyment to both the adult and child  

The fairy-tale princess : seven classic stories from the enchanted forest  by Su Blackwell
This is a stunning book with each fairytale emerging from the page through a series of intricate paper sculptures. Each fairytale has its own particular visual flavour: for example, the story of “Sleeping Beauty” is blue and dreamy, while “The Princess and the Pea” is green and summery.   


Grimms fairy tales by Lisbeth Zwerger is very different visually from The fairy- tale princess but still stunning.

So that adults do not feel left out of the wonders of fairy tales, we are pleased that Philip Pullman,  the well-known author of the Dark Materials series has chosen his favourite Grimms fairy tales to retell in his own unique voice. Designed to be read by adults, but a reviewer on National Radio said that her child enjoyed the stories as well.

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