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Cinderella of the Nile illustrations echo ancient Egyptian art

Buy Cinderella of the Nile  By Meghan Sullivan For as long as I can remember I’ve been fascinated by the past and its relation to the present. The idea that through stories and art we are connected to people living thousands of years ago is incredible. It was this interest which inspired me to study Classics at university. While reading ancient myths and tales, or studying art, what struck me the most was not how different…

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Libraries are the future!

Happy Libraries Week! By Maleeha Mir & Phyllida Jacobs Libraries are a quiet, serene place where you can forget your troubles and sink into a great story. In a troubled world, they’re an oasis of safety and calm. They’re for everyone. Young or old, rich or poor, the only thing you need is a library card and the desire to read. But is this precious resource being under-valued? In our technology-focused world, many children see…

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When I Coloured in the World shows the power of the pen! – Letterbox Library

Buy When I Coloured in the World We love Letterbox Library‘s review of When I Coloured in the World! Written by Ahmadreza Ahmadi and illustrated by Ehsan Abdollahi, When I Coloured in the World spreads an important message of hope and peace. Letterbox Library is a book club specialising in anti-sexist and multicultural children’s books. Read the lovely review below! Devastatingly simple in its conception- a child is given some coloured pencils and an eraser and, with these, they set…

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Watch the fab trailer for The Elephant’s Umbrella!

Buy The Elephant’s Umbrella Elephants are such beautiful, wise creatures! In her sweet and simple tale The Elephant’s Umbrella, author Laleh Jaffari shows children the value of kindness and sharing. Colourful illustrations by Ali Khodai perfectly complement this charming story. When the rain comes, the elephant likes to put up his umbrella and invite his friends underneath. One day the umbrella is swept away by the wind and meets the leopard and the bear, who…

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Thinker chosen as one of best children’s poetry books!

Buy Thinker: My Puppy Poet and Me The amazing Charlotte Hacking of CLPE has chosen 10 (plus a few more) of the best new children’s poetry books for Books for Keeps! Among them is Thinker: My Puppy Poet and Me, a beautiful picture book about two young poets — one human and one canine! Read her fab review below! As National Poetry Day 4 October approaches, Charlotte Hacking explains why children’s poetry is worth celebrating and…

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