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Book Review: Walking Trees

 

Walking Trees

– Marie-Louise Gay –

Groundwood Books

Published 5 March 2024

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Walking Trees is an utterly delightful picture book. We meet Lily, who lives in the city with her father. She fondly remembers a visit to a forest and that’s where her love for trees started. But there are not many trees in her city. None at all, in fact. So, Lily asks for a tree for her birthday.

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Book Review: You Need A Manifesto

You Need A Manifesto book cover. Pink, with green spine and black text.

 

You Need A Manifesto

– Charlotte Burgess-Auburn and Stanford d.School –

Ten Speed Press

Published 4 October 2022

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You Need A Manifesto is my favourite of the d.School Guides that I have read so far. If you are interested in directing your creativity, narrowing down your vision or just putting into writing your thoughts about your future, I highly recommend You Need A Manifesto.

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Book Review: Every Time You Go Away

 

Every Time You Go Away

– Abigail Johnson –

Inkyard Press

Published 5 December 2023

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Abigail Johnson writes the most beautiful stories of resilient characters.  She’s one of my favourite authors. And I’ve always wondered if she would ever write a story with a wheelchair using character, being a wheelchair user herself. She is very clear, this is not autobiographical, but she brings the same depth, heart and beautiful writing style to this story as she has done with all her previous books. I loved every page of Every Time You Go Away.

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Book Review: LEGO in Focus

LEGO In Focus: Explore the Miniature World of LEGO Photography

– LEGO –

Chronicle Books

Published 4 October 2022

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LEGO, such versatile stuff. And a book featuring LEGO  makes such a beautiful coffee table book, glossy photos into another world. There are lots of beautiful books that feature LEGO creations. Beautiful LEGO is one of my favs and now LEGO in Focus is right there with it.

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Book Review: LEGO Heroes

 

LEGO Heroes: LEGO Builders Changing Our World – One Brick At A Time

– Graham E. Hancock –

Chronicle Books

Published 16 May 2023

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I am a massive fan of LEGO, the LEGO story and how play is integral to both. We all know that LEGO can be used in many different ways and as creatively as your imagination allows, but did you know that LEGO can help make a prosthetic arm or rebuild a reef? Continue reading

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