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Discover fun Bloom activities!

Discover fun Bloom activities! Buy Bloom  Bloom is the perfect book for young children to talk about feelings, as well as positive thinking and empathy. We’ve put together some fun activities for your children so they can start thinking about the world around them and how they can help others. Check them out below! Download a complete activity pack here. Watch how you can press flowers for loved ones and spread positivity here! Download a…

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Explore the Shahnameh in our video!

Do you know about the origins of The Phoenix of Persia? Buy The Phoenix of Persia  We spoke to Iranian classics expert and researcher at UCL Mateen Arghandehpour, to explore the Shahnameh, the epic poem which inspired Sally Pomme Clayton’s The Phoenix of Persia. Find out more about this phenomenal piece of literature in the video below! Hooray! The Phoenix of Persia is nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2020! The Phoenix of Persia picked as a top book…

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Felix After the Rain is picture book of the week! – ReadItDaddy

Felix After the Rain is a hugely important book for children! Buy Felix After the Rain  The wonderful ReadItDaddy has shared a brilliant review of Felix After the Rain, the latest book in our Hope in a Scary World series! Read the review below. Our Picture Book of the Week this week is a truly special book. Grief and depression aren’t something that you see dealt with in children’s books – yet there’s an increasing…

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How Under the Great Plum Tree came to be – Sufiya Ahmed

What inspired Under the Great Plum Tree? Buy Under the Great Plum Tree Author Sufiya Ahmed tells us how Under the Great Plum Tree was born! She has written a wonderful blog for the School Library Association as part of their Varied Voices series. Sufiya tells us what inspired her to write about a kind, golden hearted monkey and a lonely, old crocodile! Read what she had to say below!   ‘How do you feel about…

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The Secret of the Tattered Shoes has a supreme and surprising twist!

A fairy tale for a new generation – MinervaReads Buy The Secret of the Tattered Shoes We love this lovely review of The Secret of the Tattered Shoes from MinervaReads! Read it below.   A completely different take on the traditional fairy tale of The Twelve Dancing Princesses is illustrated with great intricacy in this slightly melancholic version. Morris plays with themes of love and redemption in her poetic retelling, her soldier ‘a hollow shadow of a…

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