Book Review: The Book of Animal Super Heroes – Amazing True-Life Tales – Astounding Wildlife Facts By Camilla de la Bedoyere

This comprehensive book tells the stories of some phenomenal animals. Take a look at Keiko, the Orca; he was captured and put in an aquarium but his life changed when he was used in the film Free Willy which tells the story of a Killer Whale in captivity that escaped back in to the ocean. Film fans were sad to discover that Keiko was still in captivity after the film was made and they raised money to improve his life. Keiko was released back in to the wild but was sadly so reliant on humans that he couldn’t survive and

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Book Review: Rise Up! The Art of Protest By Jo Rippon

Rise Up takes a look at some of the subjects that have been a cause for protest since the early 20th century, and the powerful artwork that has accompanied them. The posters are strong, bold and convey important message on a range of issues, they are designed to be eye-catching, thought provoking and direct. Artwork is included from protests for women’s rights, peace and Amnesty International amongst many others and we learn a little about when and why each poster was designed. Genuinely fascinating to find out about the history behind them and how they have inspired people to stand

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Book Review: Who Am I? A Peek-Through Pages Book of Endangered Animals By Tim Flach

Take a look through the cut-outs in this book to try and guess what the creature is hiding on the next page! The images are strikingly beautiful with each animal shown in incredible close-up detail against black backgrounds so that you are able to see them like never before. Just a short riddle gives you a clue as to the animal you may find and there will definitely be a couple that you’re not familiar with to find out about. After you have met all of them there is a short snippet of information about each one and why they

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Book Review: Dare to Dream – Irish People Who Took on the World (and Won!) By Sarah Webb

Read the stories of 30 different people from Ireland and how they made their mark on the world. A diverse range of people are featured such as Albert DJ Cashier, a Civil War soldier; after being treated in hospital it was discovered that he was actually a woman. Albert was born as Jennie Hodges, but dreamed of a life of excitement and adventure and so reinvented herself. You will find the stories of a Nobel Prize winner, musicians and a hat designer in this fascinating book.

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Book Review: Tales of Amazing Animal Heroes – Real Life Stories of Animal Bravery By Mike Unwin

Tales of brave and heroic animals never cease to amaze me and this book tells the stories of just some of the most remarkable animals from around the world. Pigeons, dogs, horses and even a dolphin have made their way in to this fascinating book. Beautifully illustrated, these short, heart warming stories make perfect bedtime reading for younger children or for older children to read themselves.

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