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  • Tomos Llygoden y Theatr a Feiolet Pot Blodau - Caryl Parry Jones a Craig Russell

    Reading age: 6/7+ Interest age: 5-8 ♥Welsh Original♥ Genre: #fiction #funny #empathy We’ve all been away from the theatres for quite some time, haven’t we? And guess who’s been patiently waiting for us? Yes, everyone’s favourite little mouse, Tomos Llygoden! He’s back with a new story (the fifth in the series) and he’s got a new friend for us to meet – Feiolet Pot Blodau. A few cleaning ladies work at the theatre, but Feiolet is by far the mice’s favourite, and it’s easy to see why. She’s kind and thoughtful but ever so slightly mad! She does things a bit differently, which is how she came to have her nickname, because she wears a flower pot on her head! See, I told you she was unique! The main reason she’s so popular is because she’s actually a pretty lousy cleaning lady, which means more than enough cookies and crumbly treats are left for them to enjoy! Although brilliant for the mice, it’s not so good for Mr Meilir, the manager, who doesn’t seem to be very impressed with her cleaning efforts. In fact, Feiolet’s very job is in jeopardy! I wonder if Tomos and his friends will be able to find out why Feiolet is such a bad cleaning lady? And will they be able to help her keep her job? This is the final story in this series, but is nevertheless a welcome addition to this charming series. Suitable for 5–7-year-olds, Tomos and his friends are kind, thoughtful and friendly little fellows and it’s fun to follow their adventures in the classic old theatre. Adding to this magical and theatrical world is Leri Tecwyn’s lovely artwork. She uses warm, dark colours such as red, green and brown which convey the feeling of a grand, traditional old theatre which reminds us of days gone by. I’m sure she had fun drawing Feiolet. Personally, I’m a big fan of her socks! I tend to think that there’s too much writing on some pages compared to others, and perhaps it could have been spread out more evenly. It may be too difficult for younger children to read independently, but it would certainly work as a story for listening to. I know I’d have loved these theatre-based stories when I was a child. For a light-hearted story with a message of kindness and empathy, together with sweet little characters, go and find a copy of Tomos Llygoden. You’re spoilt for choice too, as you’ve got 5 adventures to choose from. Publisher: Gwasg Carreg Gwalch Released: March 2021 Price: £4.95 ISBN: 9781845277376 OTHER BOOKS IN THE SERIES..

  • Chwedl Calaffate - Lleucu Gwenllian

    Reading age: 8+ Interest age: 7+ Genre: #fable #international #original #Patagonia #love This is definitely one of the most beautiful Welsh language books to be published in 2021 and it's one of my personal favourites. I'm thrilled with this publication - the story, the pictures – the lot. Well done Lleucu. According to her blog, Bethan Gwanas is also a fan of the book, and she knows better than most about what makes a good book. I'm so pleased to see a story with an international dimension coming to market – It’d be great to see some more to be honest, especially if they are of the same high standard as Chwedl Calaffate. The illustration is excellent. Now, there are a number of talented artists in Wales producing really good children’s books, but in my opinion, this is an example of one of the best. The warm colours of orange, yellow and red, perfectly convey the hardship of life on the prairie. As is evident from the title, this is a legend or a fable. Originally from Patagonia, it mentions the fruit of the Calafate shrub, and the sad story behind it. I wasn't familiar with the tree, its fruit or the legend, I have to admit. The legend comes from the saying "El que come Calafate siempre vuelve." That is, those visiting who taste the fruit of the calafate, are sure to return one day. There’s something very romantic behind it, much like the idea of 'hiraeth' (longing) that we have in Wales – the powerful link between the people and the land. There’s romance in the story too, which according to the author's own words, resembles the story of Blodeuwedd. Both stories depict young couples who fall in love, albeit a love that is not meant to be. You can't help but think what a shame it was that the older men didn’t just mind their business and let the young couples crack on. I rather liked the fact that it didn't have the usual 'happy ever after' that you get in many children's books... I think this fable would be a good one to adapt as an animated short for television, if there was money to do so. In addition to the story itself, we get a glossary, and some more information about the origins of the tale, and some details about the process of putting the book together. I don’t know about you, but I’m fascinated with little behind the scenes details like this. Now there’s only one thing left to do – to make sure that I visit Patagonia one day, and to try the fruit of the calafate [berberis microphylla] for myself. Publisher: Gwasg Carreg Gwalch Released: 2021 Price: £6.50 ISBN: 9781845278182 WHO'S THE AUTHOR? Lleucu Gwenllian is a 24 year old illustrator originally from Blaenau Ffestiniog with a BA in illustration from Prifysgol De Cymru, Caerdydd. As part of her course, she completed several creative projects, and you can see samples of her work on her website - lleucugwenllian.wixsite.com/lleucuillustration/ and her Instagram – @lleucuillustration

  • Gwag y Nos - Sioned Wyn Roberts

    Reading age: 9+ Interest age: 9-14 You might not have even realised it, but we’ve needed a novel like this in Welsh for a long time on this subject. I hope this’ll be a popular choice with schools, especially with years 5&6 in mind. What better way of discovering about a certain period in history, than through a novel like this? Using the book as a focal point for an unit of thematic work on the Victorian period will provide rich possibilities to generate quality work and explore a fascinating topic. Sometimes, it takes a few chapters to get ‘the feel’ of a book, and sometimes it just never happens. With Gwag y Nos, I was hooked right away (no mean feat as I’m fussy) with its hard-hitting prologue that doesn’t mince it’s words. On a side note, the front cover is excellent and gets a high score from me, so well done @almon once again! It conveys the creepy qualities of the hell-on- earth which is Gwag y Nos workhouse (although I have to say I initially thought that it was a cemetery). Sioned Wyn Roberts has undoubtedly created a masterpiece here, one which rivals Plentyn y Stryd, the Welsh adaptation of Street Child by Berlie Doherty (another classic Victorian novel, which is sadly out of print) In fact, this novel is actually more relevant to a Welsh context, and it’s clearly a story close to the author’s heart – she’s woven a fictional narrative around her real family history. Really interesting stuff. Magi is the main character. She’s a young girl who finds herself in an unpleasant situation. Alone. In the workhouse. Living under the oppressive regime of Nyrs Jenat and Robat Wyllt. I’ll put my head on the block here, and say that Nurse Jenat is up there with some classic baddies from children’s literature – enough to make Ms.Trunchbull seem angelic! You can't help but admire Magi's rebellious determination and her bravery is admirable. You’re always on #TeamMagi although she’s not perfect either (just ask poor Elsi!) When a prank goes awry in the workhouse, Magi is soon carted away to Plas Aberhiraeth to become a servant for a wealthy lady. Life in the workhouse may be horrific, but her new home isn’t much better, and the Plas soon becomes a prison of its own. There really is only one solution – escape! Something very sinister is afoot in Gwag y Nos, and Magis is the only one that can put a stop to it! What’s Nurse Jenat trying to hide? Will Magi manage to reveal the secret and save her friends? Who’s even going to listen to a brat from the workhouse? These are but a few of the questions we have! The characters and plot are spot-on. I don't want to say any more in case I spoil the story, but honestly, KS2 teachers– please choose this as your class novel. Because of its slightly darker themes, I would say that this novel is more suitable for children aged 9+ (9-13 I saw somewhere) and although this is a children’s book per se, it can definitely be enjoyed by an older audience. Publisher: Atebol Published: 2021 Price: £6.99 ISBN: 9781801061650

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  • Adra | Sonamlyfra

    Out of gallery ADOLYGIADAU Llyfrau Cymraeg i Blant a Phobl Ifanc Darllen DIWEDDARAF Cliciwch ar y teils i ddarllen. Darllen Mwy Tomos Llygoden y Theatr a Feiolet Pot Blodau - Caryl Parry Jones a Craig Russell 0 0 Post not marked as liked Chwedl Calaffate - Lleucu Gwenllian 27 0 Post not marked as liked Fira Farus a'r Wy Siocled Enfawr - Eira Moon [addas. Nerys Roberts] 20 0 Post not marked as liked Rali'r Gofod 4002 - Joe Watson [addas. Huw Aaron, Elidir Jones] 31 0 Post not marked as liked Gwag y Nos - Sioned Wyn Roberts 42 0 Post not marked as liked Miaren a'r Sioe Haf - Che Golden [Addas. Sian Lewis] 14 0 Post not marked as liked LLYFR Y MIS . Gweld mwy Hydref AWDUR Y MIS Rebecca Roberts Darllen GWOBRAU Tir na n-Og Gwobr y llyfrau gorau i blant a phobl ifanc yng Nghymru. Mwy LLYFR Y FLWYDDYN Categori newydd 'llyfrau plant a phobl ifanc' Mwy TOP 10 Y MIS Gwerthwyr Gorau Canolfan Ddosbarthu Cyngor Llyfrau Cymru. EBOST sonamlyfra@aol.com Cysylltwch > FACEBOOK Ewch > TWITTER Ewch > INSTAGRAM Ewch >

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    Yn ôl Sôn am Lyfra'n Lansio!! Sôn am Lyfra goes live! 27.3.20 O’r diwedd, mae Sôn am Lyfrau wedi glanio! At last, Sôn am Lyfra [Talk about Books!] has landed! O’r diwedd, mae Sôn am Lyfrau wedi glanio! Os nad ydych yn gwybod yn barod, gwefan sy’n cynnal adolygiadau dwyieithog o lyfrau plant a phobl ifanc Cymraeg fydd Sôn am Lyfra. Rydym yn gobeithio bydd y wefan o ddefnydd i blant, pobl ifanc, rhieni, athrawon neu unrhyw un gyda diddordeb mewn llyfrau. Drwy gynnig gwasanaeth dwyieithog, rydym yn gobeithio cefnogi rhieni di-gymraeg a dysgwyr sydd yn awyddus i ddarllen mwy o lyfrau Cymraeg ond sydd ddim yn siŵr ble i ddechrau. Y gobaith fydd, y byddwch yn gallu defnyddio’r wefan i chwilio am y llyfr perffaith! Rydym yn chwilio am gyfranwyr gwirfoddol i yrru adolygiadau o lyfrau hen a newydd i ni er mwyn i ni allu eu hychwanegu at y casgliad sydd ar y wefan. Os ydych wedi darllen llyfr da- beth am rannu hyn gydag eraill? Cysylltwch â ni a chroeso! Rydym yn edrych ymlaen at weld y wefan yn datblygu ac yn prysur lenwi âg adolygiadau! ********************************* At last, Sôn am Lyfra [Talk about Books!] has landed! If you don’t already know, this will be a website that hosts bilingual reviews of Welsh children and young people's books. We hope the website will be of use to children, young people, parents, teachers or indeed anyone with an interest in books. By offering a bilingual service, we hope to support non-Welsh speaking parents and learners who wish to read more Welsh books but are not sure where to start. Hopefully, you'll be able to use the website to search for the perfect book! We are looking for volunteer contributors to send us reviews of old and new books so that we can add them to the collection on the website. If you have read a good book – why not share this with others? You’re welcome to get in touch! We look forward to seeing the website develop and rapidly becoming the biggest collection of honest Welsh book reviews on the web!

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