We love picture books at Coram Beanstalk and know that some of the best book chat happens when children are engaged with the illustrations in a book.

This month we have selected a range of beautifully illustrated picture books with lots of detail that could be shared with children of any age. With this type of book, you could spend a whole session just looking at and talking about the illustrations on a double page spread. They are also perfect for playing games like ‘The Memory Game’, ‘Who am I?’, ‘I spy’ or ‘Pictionary’. 

About the book

The Search for the Giant Arctic Jellyfish by Chloe Savage

A moving tale of grit, endurance and self-belief to inspire young explorers and dreamers from a stunningly talented debut.

Dr Morley is about to embark on a quest to the northernmost tip of the world, to discover a creature that everyone talks about but nobody has ever seen: The Giant Arctic Jellyfish. After years of research and hard graft, she gathers together a highly trained crew and a boat full of specialist equipment, and sets sail for the vast icy scapes of the Arctic. Will she find what she is searching for? Or will it find her? From debut author-illustrator Chloe Savage comes a beautifully detailed adventure into the unknown, sure to captivate the imagination of young explorers.

I am so proud that The Search for the Giant Arctic Jellyfish has been chosen as the Coram Beanstalk Book of the Month for May. I found reading, particularly reading out loud, incredibly difficult when I was at school, and so it has always been so important to me that through the detail of my work, any person regardless of their reading ability will be able to find something to enjoy in my work. As a reader you have the right to choose and to change your mind. There are stories of every kind in the world, when you find the kind of stories you love, you'll always have a world to escape to, and all of a sudden, reading becomes a joy. 

Chloe Savage

Equally Brilliant Beanstalk Books which are beautifully illustrated 

Buy any of these titles here and Coram Beanstalk receive a 10% donation