Each month award-winning children’s author Giles Paley-Phillips picks three of the best reads for kids.
I’ll Wait, Mr Panda by Steve Antony
Beautifully illustrated with monochrome animals and dashes of colour, this picture book teaches that good things come to those who wait. Another classic from the excellent Steve Antony.
For 2-6 years
One Day on Our Blue Planet in the Antarctic by Ella Bailey
Flying Eye Books £11.99
Children will love spending the day with this curious penguin chick.In the latest volume of Ella Bailey’s picture book exploration of the daily lives of baby animals, we head to the ice shelf to meet a young penguin chick. Gorgeous illustrations from a heart-warming series.
For 3-6 years
Rabbit and Bear: Rabbit’s Bad Habits by Julian Gough and Jim Field (Book of the Month)
A brilliant laugh out loud tale about an unlikely friendship, reminiscent of the best works of A.A. Milne, with wonderful illustrations by Jim Field. A book you want to read again straight after you finish it.
Giles was born in East Sussex in 1977 and grew up on the south coast. His book ‘The Fearsome Beastie’ (Maverick Arts Publishing) won The People’s Book Prize 2012, as well as the Heart of Hawick Children’s Book Award 2013, the Bizziebaby Gold Award, and Highly Commended in The Forward National Literature Award in the US. 2016 will see the release of a CG animated short film of ‘The Fearsome Beastie’ starring Brian Blessed and Alison Steadman.