Inclusive Winter Reads

By Lantana Publishing

By Lantana Publishing

Farrah Serroukh, the author of CLPE's groundbreaking Reflecting Realities survey, shares her favourite inclusive winter reads. The perfect gifts to snuggle up with over the holidays and to broaden your young readers' world! Reposted from the Lantana Publishing Blog.

You're Snug with Me

Chitra Soundar and Poonam Mistry

£11.99 £11.15

Chitra’s rhythmic, patterned prose invites young readers to join in and enjoy the ride. Poonam’s beautifully distinctive style uses intricate details to create a delightful energy that sparkles across the pages. The book forms part of a series of titles, each applying the same concepts and themes to different parts of the world, these include, You’re Safe with Me and You’re Strong with Me. Chitra and Poonam’s words and illustrations dance seamlessly together, complementing each other at every turn making this collaboration between them a winning combination.

How the Sun Got to Coco's House

Bob Graham

£6.99 £6.50

Bob Graham always treats his subject matter in such a thoughtful, sensitive, considered way, creating such touching beautiful moments and capturing the spirit of his characters. This particular title takes us on a trip around the world, chasing the tail of the sun as we go. And along the way we encounter people waking up to gentle rays that mark the start of a new day.

The Snowy Day

Ezra Keats

£6.99 £6.50

This classic title is a delightful picture book that invites the reader to share in the simple childhood joys and pleasures that come with the arrival of snow. The beautiful illustrative style is deceptively simple. It conveys the playfulness of each moment and provides a richness and texture that makes each scene jump off the page and stay with the reader long after the book has been closed.

The Nutcracker

Jane Ray

£6.99 £6.50

The story of Tchaikovsky’s famous ballet is reimagined through the magical and distinctive style of illustrator Jane Ray in this contemporary retelling. Each spread sumptuously oozes intricate detail, a warm glow and an energy that brings the story to life allowing it to dance off the page. A real festive treat for the senses.

Leah's Star: A Nativity Story

Margaret Bateson-Hill and Karin Littlewood

£12.99 £12.08

This beautifully illustrated picture book tells the story of the nativity through the perspective of a young girl named Leah. The illustrative style exudes movement, energy, warmth and life, creating a distinctive depth and soulfulness that beams from each spread complementing the spirit of the story. Whatever kind of winter you find yourself enjoying, be sure to take a moment to delve into these and the many other winter-themed books that fill the shelves at this time of year.

You're Safe With Me

Chitra Soundar and Poonam Mistry

£11.99 £11.15

When the moon rises high and the stars twinkle, it is bedtime for the baby animals of the Indian forest. But tonight, when the skies turn dark and the night grows stormy, the little ones can’t sleep. SWISH-SWISH! CRACK-TRACK! FLASH-SNAP! goes the storm. Only Mama Elephant with her words of wisdom can reassure them. “You’re safe with me.”

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