I had a wonderful book posted through my door to start off the new year (or rather the post man knocked on my door as it wouldn’t have fit!).  This comes from the lovely people at publisher EK Books who I only found out about as the author of the beautiful book I got, contacted me first.  I really love the publisher’s mission and I hope to see more books from them in the future but for now, check out the beautifully illustrated book below:

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Arabella and the Magic Pencil by Stephanie Ward & Shaney Hyde – Arabella is a very happy only child living a perfectly pleasant life.  Until she gets a baby brother who utterly upsets everything!  So Arabella erases Avery with her magic pencil.  Problem solved.  She’s sure her life will go back to being perfect now…won’t it?
A fun-filled look at sibling rivalry and creative problem-solving!

I’ve already sneaked a peak at this book and not only does it sound like a lovely story tackling a serious subject many children have to deal with, but it also has some really beautiful and detailed illustrations which make me smile.  And there’s a few online extras this book comes with which I want to highlight too.  You can find out more in my review of this, which will appear on this blog soon, so watch out for it! 😀


What new books are you or your children looking forward to reading?  Do you like the look of this book, or have you already read it?  Let me know what you think in the comments below 🙂