Posts Categorised: Cornerstones Book Club

Cornerstones Book Club – Maps by Aleksandra and Daniel Mizielinska

review of Maps by Aleksandra and Daniel Mizielinska
The latest book reviewed for Cornerstones Book Club is Maps by Aleksandra and Daniel Mizielinska. This gorgeously, engaging book is suitable for Key Stage 1 and 2 children. Here’s what Waterstones bookseller Leilah Skelton, has to say about it… Much Amazing Pictorial Splendour (MAPS) I sometimes buy children’s books because they can often be...

Cornerstones Book Club – review of Snow by Sam Usher

We may not have had a white Christmas this year but the latest book reviewed as part of Cornerstones Book Club is all about the white stuff. Snow by Sam Usher is a wonderful picture book suitable for Foundation Stage children and links perfectly with our Nursery ILP, Where does snow go? Here’s what...

Cornerstones Book Club – review of A Boy Called Christmas by Matt Haig and Chris Mould

Another week, another book review! The latest title reviewed for the Cornerstones Book Club is A Boy Called Christmas by Matt Haig and Chris Mould – a wonderful festive treat suitable for children of all ages in Key Stage 2. Here's what Waterstones bookseller Leilah Skelton, has to say about it… Christmas spirit, bound up in...

Cornerstones Book Club – review of The Christmasaurus by Tom Fletcher

review of The Christmasaurus
The latest title to be reviewed as part of the Cornerstones Book Club is The Christmasaurus by Tom Fletcher. With Christmas just around the corner, it’s a perfect book for children of all ages in Key Stage 2. Here’s what Waterstones bookseller Leilah Skelton had to say about the book… Believe the impossible… The Christmasaurus is the brilliant...

Cornerstones Book Club – review of Oi Frog! by Kes Gray and Jim Field

review of oi frog!
The latest title to be reviewed as part of the Cornerstones Book Club is the picture book Oi Frog! by Kes Gray and Jim Field. It's perfect for Foundation Stage and KS1 children and it links with our Nursery ILP, Are eggs alive? Here’s what Waterstones bookseller Leilah Skelton had to say about the book… Look at this book!...

Cornerstones Book Club – review of Spangles McNasty and the Fish of Gold by Steve Webb and Chris Mould

review of spangles mcnasty & the fish of gold
Our latest book review, courtesy of Waterstones bookseller Leilah Skelton, is of the wonderfully-titled Spangles McNasty and the Fish of Gold by Steve Webb and Chris Mould. It's a humorous book perfect for Key Stage 2 children. Here’s what Leilah has to say about the book… 5 gold stars! Spangles McNasty sets out on...

Cornerstones Book Club – review of The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers

review of the day the crayons quit
This week's book review, courtesy of Waterstones bookseller Leilah Skelton, is of The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers. It's a delightful picture book that would suitable to read to a Key Stage 1 class or to provoke deeper discussion or writing with Key Stage 2 children. Here's what Leilah has...

Cornerstones Book Club – review of The Colour Thief by Gabriel Alborozo

review of the colour thief
In this week's book review, Waterstones bookseller Leilah Skelton gives her verdict on The Colour Thief by Gabriel Alborozo, a picture book suitable for Key Stage 1 children. Let a Colour Thief steal your heart! The Colour Thief combines beautiful illustrations in engaging spreads with a quietly effectual message about greed, the nature of happiness,...

Cornerstones Book Club – review of Love Monster and the Last Chocolate by Rachel Bright

review of love monster and the last chocolate
Waterstones bookseller, Leilah Skelton, regularly reads and reviews the very latest books, with children’s books being a particular favourite. Here, she gives her verdict on Love Monster and the Last Chocolate by Rachel Bright, which is suitable for Foundation Stage children. There is nothing sweeter than sharing! Rachel Bright is not only Bright by...

Celebrate Roald Dahl Day with our splendiferous quiz

Whenever there’s a poll to find the nation’s favourite children’s books, it’s usually guaranteed Roald Dahl will feature somewhere in the top 10, and perhaps more than once. His enduring popularity is testament to the quality of his books – they inspire a special kind of devotion from book lovers all over the world....