Grandad s Island

After the phenomenal success of The Storm Whale and On Sudden Hill, this new book by Benji Davies deals with the emotional topic of losing a grandparent.

Author: Benji Davies

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471119963

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 551

After the phenomenal success of The Storm Whale and On Sudden Hill, this new book by Benji Davies deals with the emotional topic of losing a grandparent. Subtly told, this beautifully illustrated book tackles a difficult subject with great sensitivity and depth. At the bottom of Syd’s garden, through the gate and past the tree, is Grandad’s house. Syd can let himself in any time he likes. But one day when Syd comes to call, Grandad isn’t in any of the usual places. He’s in the attic, where he ushers Syd through a door, and the two of them journey to a wild, beautiful island awash in color where Grandad decides he will remain. So Syd hugs Grandad one last time and sets sail for home. Visiting Grandad’s house at the bottom of the garden again, he finds it just the same as it’s always been — except that Grandad isn’t there anymore. Sure to provide comfort to young children struggling to understand loss, Benji Davies’s tale is a sensitive and beautiful reminder that our loved ones live on in our memories long after they’re gone. Praise for Grandad's Island: 'Davies’s elegantly rough illustrations, evoking a child’s paintings, tap into the imagination of death with little fuss, and his story declines to offer kids instruction on how to feel. Indeed, Grandad’s Island doesn’t mention death at all, but is deeply in touch with the ways in which loss and abundance commingle in the mind, correcting and assuaging each other.' The New York Times Book Review 'The creator of The Storm Whale (2014) offers another thoughtful picture book guaranteed to spark discussion...Recommend to young families dealing with loss, especially those who prefer to gloss over the scientific realities.' Booklist Online 'As with The Storm Whale, Davies offers a story of loneliness and togetherness distinguished by understated, deeply felt emotions and a nautical milieu.' Publishers Weekly 'This book is innovative and useful as a way to talk about the idea of loss—without ever referring to actual death. Parents and educators can use this to talk with a child about how it’s normal to be sad and miss loved ones...Cheerful, brightly colored illustrations make this a fine choice to use with the youngest of audiences. Since death isn’t directly specified, this title also works for when a child’s loved one is moving far away. An excellent vehicle to gently approach the topic of loss. Recommended for collections needing these types of materials.' School Library Journal 'Grandad's Island by British author-illustrator Benji Davies (The Storm Whale; Bizzy Bear series) celebrates a close grandfather-grandson relationship with warmth and style. Whether it's read as a picture book about love, loss or just missing someone who isn't around anymore, it's a charmer. Cheerful cinematic spreads invite young readers into all sorts of intriguing places, from a cozy attic full of curiosities like a turtle teapot, to a vast ship's deck, to the deep jungle of an island paradise.' Shelf Awareness for Readers 'A resonant, layered tale that will only gain in texture as its readers get older.' USA Today

The Power of a Rich Reading Classroom

Bryon, N. and Adeola, D. (2019) Look Up!, Puffin In Grandad's Island by Benji
Davies, we can tell much about the closeness of Grandad and Syd's relationship
not only through their symmetry and mirrored body language, but also through
the ...

Author: CLPE,

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1529717329

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 412

There is something quite magical about forming a connection to a book: the way in which the words on the page can conjure feelings of excitement, fun, joy, laughter or tears, channeling the part of our being that fundamentally makes us human. The journey that children take as they travel towards becoming a competent and confident reader can be a long, winding and complex road. This book helps teachers understand how to build a quality reading rich curriculum that supports the needs of all the children in their classroom. Starting with a section on choosing texts, the book goes on to explore a variety of essential teaching approaches from a read aloud programme, to drama and storytelling, art and illustration. This is a practical resource that provides teachers and schools ideas to support the embedding of text experience and deliver a reading rich curriculum that leads to higher student attainment and working at greater depth.

More Katie Morag Island Stories

so o Grandad Island swung Katie Morag up in the air. “Last time I saw you, Katie
Morag, you were just a sparkle in your mum and dad's eyes!” Katie Morag and
Liam raced Grandad Island up to the Village Hall to Grandad Island asked if ...

Author: Mairi Hedderwick

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1787620301

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 112

View: 357

Welcome to the Island of Struay, home of one of the best-loved characters in children's books and as seen on TV - Katie Morag McColl! Katie Morag is back again! Whether she is getting excited about the new pier, trying to cheer up Grannie Island in time for Granma Mainland's big day, singing naughty songs at the Grand Concert or solving riddles to get back in everyone's good books, Katie Morag is always up to something! This beautiful gift book brings together four more exciting Katie Morag adventures, and is a perfect companion volume to Katie Morag's Island Stories.

Katie Morag And The Birthdays

Then they listen for the sound of Grandad Island's helicopter. He always visits the
island on Christmas Eve and brings the most unusual presents from all over the
world. “For your birthdays as well as Christmas,” he smiles. “But WHEN is it ...

Author: Mairi Hedderwick

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446495612

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

View: 969

Katie Morag is desperate for it to be her birthday, but as she soon discovers, there are plenty of other birthdays to be celebrated on Struay both before and after hers. Find out what excitements are in store for Katie Morag and her Two Grandmothers on their special day . . .

On Sudden Hill

Also by Linda Sarah: The Secret Sky Garden, illustrated by Fiona Lumbers Tom's Magnificent Machines, illustrated by Ben Mantle Also by Benji Davies: The Storm Whale Grandad's Island The Storm Whale in Winter Grandma Bird

Author: Linda Sarah

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471119300

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 641

Birt and Etho are best friends, they play on Sudden Hill, making marvellous contraptions out of cardboard boxes. But then a new boy, Shu, wants to join in too. Birt isn't sure that he wants Shu to join them. Eaten up with jealousy, he goes home and refuses to come out to play. Until Etho and Shu come to his house with the most marvellous cardboard contraption so far... A compelling, poignant story about accepting someone new, with text by Linda Sarah and illustrations by Benji Davies, creator of The Storm Whale. Also by Linda Sarah: The Secret Sky Garden, illustrated by Fiona Lumbers Tom's Magnificent Machines, illustrated by Ben Mantle Also by Benji Davies: The Storm Whale Grandad's Island The Storm Whale in Winter Grandma Bird

Bizzy Bear Airplane Pilot

Bizzy Bear and his flight crew are taking to the skies! Follow Captain Bizzy Bear through the airport, boarding the airplane, and landing safely at his destination. Perfect for little ones who love planes or are taking to the skies.

Author: Nosy Crow

Publisher: Nosy Crow

ISBN: 9781536214482

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 8

View: 732

Bizzy Bear and his flight crew are taking to the skies! Follow Captain Bizzy Bear through the airport, boarding the airplane, and landing safely at his destination. Perfect for little ones who love planes or are taking to the skies.

The Grotlyn

A stunningly illustrated picture book full of mystery and suspense, from the bestselling author of THE STORM WHALE and GRANDAD’S ISLAND.

Author: Benji Davies

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008212740

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 425

A stunningly illustrated picture book full of mystery and suspense, from the bestselling author of THE STORM WHALE and GRANDAD’S ISLAND.

Bizzy Bear Soccer Player

Bizzy Bear hits the soccer field in this novelty book full of tabs to slide, push, and pull.

Author: Nosy Crow

Publisher: Nosy Crow

ISBN: 9781536217315

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 8

View: 663

Bizzy Bear hits the soccer field in this novelty book full of tabs to slide, push, and pull. Watch Bizzy Bear and his teammates from the stands as they pass, run down field, and score the winning goal. Perfect for little ones who love soccer and all sporting events.

Things That Go

Tactile card blocks and a mini Bizzy Bear board book presented in a beautiful box: a great gift package

Author:

Publisher: Bizzy Bear

ISBN: 9781788003384

Category:

Page: 10

View: 209


Bizzy Bear Ambulance Rescue

Push and pull the sliders and tabs to join Bizzy Bear the paramedic as he rides to the rescue in his ambulance.

Author: Nosy Crow

Publisher: Nosy Crow

ISBN: 9781536202564

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 8

View: 337

Bizzy Bear is ready to help with an emergency rescue in his ambulance! Today Bizzy Bear is working as a paramedic. And when the emergency call comes in, there isn't a moment to lose! Help him drive the ambulance and switch on the flashing lights. Then, once he's rescued the injured cyclist, lift the stretcher and help the patient to see the doctor. Another exciting title in this best-selling series that encourages preschoolers to get involved in the story.

Grandma Bird

A tender and heart-warming new story from the world of The Storm Whale.

Author: Benji Davies

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471171817

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 575

A tender and heart-warming new story from the world of The Storm Whale. Noi isn’t at all sure about staying at Grandma’s. Grandma boils seaweed for soup, and there’s not much to do on the tiny island where she lives where the wind cuts in and the grass grows sideways . . . But that’s before Noi gets swept up in the dramatic rescue that will mark the beginning of their touching new friendship.

Bizzy Bear Do It Yourself Day

Push and pull the sliders and tabs to help Bizzy Bear and his friends build a special project.

Author: Nosy Crow

Publisher: Nosy Crow

ISBN: 9780763693282

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 8

View: 358

Bizzy Bear has a very special DIY project planned, and he needs lots of tools and help to get the job done. Young children will love helping Bizzy and all his friends measure, hammer, saw, and paint. But whatever can they be making? An ingeniously designed book with a fun surprise ending.


Train Driver

With chunky sliders to push and pull, and action-packed adventures, this robust novelty board book series is just perfect for toddlers.

Author:

Publisher: Bizzy Bear

ISBN: 9781788005371

Category: Automobile racing

Page: 10

View: 169

Bizzy Bear arrives at the station just in time to start his exciting new job - as a train driver! Join him as he guides the big green steam engine through the city, across the level crossing, and then up into the high mountains. But where are he and his passengers going, and will they get there on time?

The Puffin Keeper

But sometimes even the brightest light on a lighthouse cannot save a ship. This is a story of a life-changing friendship, a lost puffin, and a lonely artist. It's the story of an entire lifetime, and how one event can change a life forever.

Author: Michael Morpurgo

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241454514

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 112

View: 462

It was Benjamin Postlethwaite's job all his long life to make sure the light shone brightly high up in the lighthouse on Puffin Island. Not once in all his years as the lighthouse keeper had he ever let his light go out. But sometimes even the brightest light on a lighthouse cannot save a ship. This is a story of a life-changing friendship, a lost puffin, and a lonely artist. It's the story of an entire lifetime, and how one event can change a life forever. From masterful storyteller, Michael Morpurgo, and world-class illustrator, Benji Davies, comes a magical new story. This truly beautiful tale will enchant readers of all ages.

Zoo Ranger

A fun board book featuring a busy little bear at the Zoo. With lots of chunky sliding mechanisms for little hands to play with.

Author: Benji Davies

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780857632647

Category: Bizzy Bear (Fictitious character)

Page: 10

View: 307

Bizzy Bear's spending the day at Happy Zoo today, working as a zoo ranger. All young readers will love helping him take care of the lions, scrub the crocodile and feed the penguins. A delightful book, with richly detailed scenes and clever novelty elements, that boys and girls alike will want to return to again and again.

Bizzy Bear Train Engineer

Join Bizzy Bear on a train ride!

Author: Nosy Crow

Publisher: Nosy Crow

ISBN: 9781536209853

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 8

View: 589

Come along for a train ride with Bizzy Bear in this board book full of sliders to push, pull, and turn. Join Bizzy Bear as he guides the big green steam engine across the city, through the level crossing, and then up into the high mountains. But where are he and his passengers going, and will they get there on time?

Knight s Castle

A fun board book featuring a busy little bear playing at being a knight. With lots of chunky sliding mechanisms for little hands to play with.

Author: Benji Davies

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780857632630

Category: Bizzy Bear (Fictitious character)

Page: 10

View: 730

When Bizzy Bear arrives at the castle, the King and Queen set about getting him properly kitted out: he is given a helmet to try on, and a sword to practice with - and even his own horse! In no time at all, Bizzy is at the pageant and getting stuck into some real jousting! A lavish, medieval banquet is the perfect end to a very, very busy day.

The Storm Whale

Noi and his father live in a house by the sea, hisfather works hard as a fisherman and Noi often has only their six cats for company.

Author: Benji Davies

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471115690

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 611

Noi and his father live in a house by the sea, hisfather works hard as a fisherman and Noi often has only their six cats for company. So when, one day, he finds a baby whale washed up on the beach after a storm, Noi is excited and takes it home to care for it. He tries to keep his new friend a secret, but but there's only so long you can keep a whale in the bath without your dad finding out. Noi is eventually persuaded that the whale has to go back to the sea where it belongs. For Noi, even though he can't keep it, the arrival of the whale changes his life for the better - the perfect gift from one friend to another. Winner of the 2014 inaugural Oscar's First Book Prizein association with the Evening Standard.

An Island of Our Own

Every Wednesday, Davy and I go and stay with my gran and grandad for the
night. We started doing it after my mum died, when I was only eleven. Now I'm
older, and don't really need looking after any more, but I still go. I like my
grandparents.

Author: Sally Nicholls

Publisher: Scholastic Fiction

ISBN: 1407145312

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 290

From one of the brightest talents in teen fiction and the winner of the Waterstones Children's Book prize comes a new novel about family and friendship.