Bedford Library rocks! Whoever is in charge of the children's books department, I thank you! We've come across some real gems which both kids and grown ups have loved and enjoyed.
From my latest visit:
"Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise" by Sean Taylor and Jean Jullien and "All Mine!" by Zehra Hicks had us all laughing. Both featuring comical birds, the graphic simplicity conveys the humour really well.
"Albert's Tree" by Jenni Desmond. I'm a big fan of Jenni Desmond's work and in this book, I love how she balances realistic observations with her own style of illustration. Beautiful!
"Ossiri and the Bala Mengro" by Richard O'Neill & Katharine Quarmby and Hannah Tolson is a charmingly illustrated tale about a Traveller girl and an ogre. A fascinating introduction to Romani culture.
The last book is "Pierre The Maze Detective" by Chihiro Maruyama, Hiro Kamigaki and IC4DESIGN. We actually ended up buying this book after coming across it at the library a while back. It's AMAZING!! Visually stunning, with a narrative and a maze challenge on each spread, it works on many levels. We love it :)
So between the library and Rogan's Books, Bedford kids (and me) have got it pretty good, yay!