Bookworm Buzz – Children’s Book News – Butterflies and Unicorns

Welcome to the latest Bookworm Buzz. Here’s your weekly children’s book news with latest releases and more. If you’d like to download a PDF copy just click on the download about half way down this page. You are more than welcome to share the newsletter with others.

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After the newsletter you’ll find further links and videos for some of the books featured in the Bookworm Buzz. This section gets updated as new things become available. If you are a publisher, author or illustrator and have activities you’d like shared for your book, please email

Book Links

To find out more about each of the books click on the images below.

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Further Reading, Links and Activities

Recent Releases


  • Monarch Butterflies
  • A Butterfly Is Patient
  • The Secret Life of Butterflies

Topic Feature – Book Match

  • Kitchen Science – a little trailer to whet your appetite.
  • The STEM Encyclopedia of Words


  • Nikki Gamble – check out Nikki’s amazing podcasts here.

Publisher Spotlight – Flying Eye Books

  • Mini and Hardly and the Big Adventure – here’s some activity sheets and there are some lovely draw-alongs for Catherine’s other books here.
  • Margaret’s Unicorn
  • If I Had a Unicorn – this book is one of a series and you can hear David Schwimmer read If I Had a Sleepy Sloth below.


  • The Lost Spells – there’s a stunning selection of resources for The Lost Spells and The Lost Words here.
  • Tiny T. Rex and the Very Dark Dark – Jay Fleck talks about the process of illustrating this book here.
  • The Bread Pet – check out the video below to hear this amazing story. The publishers have also share these two lovely blog posts. One is making sour dough here and the other only making family food traditions that you can enjoy here.

Books on this website have either been purchased by us, kindly sent for review by publishers/ authors/ illustrators or borrowed from libraries. Regardless of origin all opinions are our own.

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