Bloomsbury Picture Books is all about celebrating achievements and encouraging us to take on the world!
The idea of this scheme is to match each child with the perfect book for them. They’re inspired by seasonal events and situations that little ones can relate to.
This month is Wonderful Women, and the books they’ve included on the list for this month are:
- Fantastically Great Women Who Worked Wonders – Kate Pankhurst
- Princess Swashbuckle– Hollie Hughes, illus Deborah Allwright
- I’m a Girl! – Yasmeen Ismail
I’ve uploaded the activity sheets as PDF files, so you can print them off, or do them on your computer (picture editing programmes are useful for that!) Please click on the titles of the books above to get the files (if there’s no link on the title, I’m sorry that means I haven’t been sent activities for that title).
And if you want to buy this month’s titles:
Fantastically Great Women Who Worked Wonders – Kate Pankhurst
Kate Pankhurst is back with a brand new, brilliant book about incredible women in the world of work. What do you want to be when you grow up? It’s a BIG question that everyone is asked from an early age. Discover eye-opening facts about a collection of go-getting women who have pioneered careers in a kaleidoscope of different industries. Join scientists, doctors, athletes, hot-air balloonists and more; journey back in time with these brave, bold and brilliant women and discover that anything is possible when you make the most of YOUR talents.
Princess Swashbuckle – Hollie Hughes, illus Deborah Allwright
Tired of the same old princess-meets-her-prince stories? Bored of princesses in frilly pink dresses? Fed up with princes getting all the action? Yes? So is Princess Swashbuckle. She’s Swashbuckle by name, swashbuckling by nature and she’s about to show the world what a great pirate captain she can be. Charmingly breaking the mould, Princess Swashbuckle is a rollicking tale of adventure and finding your own happy.
I’m a Girl! – Yasmeen Ismail
I’m supposed to be made of sugar and spice
and all things nice.
But I’m sweet and sour
and not a little flower.
I am a girl! I am a girl! I am a girl!
The girl in this book likes to win, she likes to be spontaneous, fast and strong – and because she also likes to dress in shirt and shorts, she is forever getting mistaken for a boy. When she meets a boy who likes wearing princess dresses and playing dolls, they both quickly discover that they share lots of interests – and that there’s nothing better than being yourself!
It would be lovely to see what you’ve done using the themes – either dressing up or going out somewhere related to the themes, or even just doing the activities! Please upload your photos to Instagram, and use the following tags – @nickelbooks @bloomsburybooks #BloomsburyPictureBooks