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Here are our favourite books for parents to read their children

 


Yano Reviews: Book Reviews

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How We Make Stuff

Posted on 14th March, 2013

How We Make Stuff: The Story Behind Our Everyday Things by Christianne Dorion, illustrated by Beverley Young Amazing pop-up book that shows how everyday...
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Calm Down, Boris!

Posted on 14th March, 2013

Calm Down, Boris! by Sam Lloyd Boris is a fluffy orange puppet who is endearingly demanding. First your child is asked to check Boris’s...
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Penguin In Peril

Posted on 14th March, 2013

Penguin In Peril by Helen Hancocks You know how some films are categorised as ‘chase movies’? Well, this one’s a ‘chase book’ – if...
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Man On The Moon

Posted on 14th March, 2013

Man On The Moon (A Day In The Life Of Bob) by Simon Bartram There’s an image from this book that is now indelibly...
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I Like Peas

Posted on 14th March, 2013

I Like Peas by Lorena Siminovich A touch-and-feel book that teaches opposites through the world of vegetables. Whether they’re inside or outside, like peas,...
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What Pet To Get?

Posted on 14th March, 2013

What Pet to Get? by Emma Dodd What pet should Jack get? As he suggests everything from an elephant to a dinosaur, his mother...
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Eric

Posted on 14th March, 2013

Eric by Shaun Tan A beautiful little book about a beautiful little creature called Eric, who is supposed to be a foreign exchange student....
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The Pirates Next Door

Posted on 14th March, 2013

The Pirates Next Door by Jonny Duddle Matilda lives in Dull-On-Sea and, as the name suggests, not a lot happens there. During the summer,...
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My Hamster Is A Genius

Posted on 14th March, 2013

My Hamster Is A Genius by Dave Lowe, illustrated by Mark Chambers Maths isn’t easy, is it? Certainly not for Ben, who has a...
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Not Bad For A Bad Lad

Posted on 14th March, 2013

Not Bad For A Bad Lad by Michael Morpurgo, illustrated by Michael Foreman Coming from the author of the best-selling book War Horse, which became the...
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Billionaire Boy

Posted on 23rd July, 2013

Billionaire Boy by David Walliams An outrageously funny story about Joe, a rich young boy with an orangutan for a butler, but sadly no...
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That’s Life

Posted on 18th June, 2013

That’s Life by Professor Robert Winston Introducing science to kids can be difficult, but the famous professor makes it a doddle. Includes plenty of...
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Exploring The Universe

Posted on 24th July, 2013

Exploring The Universe by Brian Clegg A book that contains a description of the Big Bang that’s about the best I’ve ever come across,...
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Fire Bubbles And Exploding Toothpaste

Posted on 26th July, 2013

Fire Bubbles And Exploding Toothpaste by Steve Spangler Spangler regularly appears on US television creating special effects from household objects. With a name like...
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Crazy Art

Posted on 8th August, 2013

Crazy Art by Chantal Allès Crazy Photography by Diane Routex The skills of photographers and artists are showcased here as they create a bizarre...
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Henry Tumour

Posted on 7th August, 2013

Henry Tumour by Anthony McGowan A book about a boy with a brain tumour should, on the face of it, be as depressing as...
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My Sister Lives On The Mantelpiece

Posted on 22nd June, 2013

My Sister Lives On The Mantelpiece by Annabel Pitcher There are some subjects that are tricky to talk about, especially to young people. Terrorism,...
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Tiger Wars

Posted on 20th June, 2013

Tiger Wars by Steve Backshall The presenter of the CBBC show Deadly 60 is the author of this high-octane thriller set in the heart...
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Marvel Chronicle

Posted on 19th June, 2013

Marvel Chronicle This massive slab of history charts the rise of Marvel, one of the most successful comic book companies in the world. Glossily...
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Mister Creecher

Posted on 17th June, 2013

Mister Creecher by Chris Priestley A novel twist on the Frankenstein legend. Conjuring up a decaying underworld with startling clarity, you can almost smell...
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Do Try This At Home: Cook It!

Posted on 16th June, 2013

Do Try This At Home: Cook It! by Punk Science The Science Museum’s resident oddballs the Punk Scientists show off their culinary skills in...
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100 People Who Made History

Posted on 15th June, 2013

100 People Who Made History Any list of 100 people from history will always miss out someone you consider important. What, no Justin Bieber?!...
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You’re A Bad Man, Mr Gum

Posted on 14th June, 2013

You’re A Bad Man, Mr Gum  by Andy Stanton A book that’s so alive it practically leaps from your hands and dances around the...
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The Hundred-Mile-An-Hour Dog

Posted on 13th June, 2013

 The Hundred-Mile-An-Hour Dog by Jeremy Strong Charlie bets Trevor he can’t train his dog by the end of the summer holidays. Cue a series...