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This hopeful reassuring books will empower little readers – A Library Lady

Bloom encourages readers to nurture one another! Buy Bloom  We are over the moon with this wonderful and thoughtful review of Bloom from Anne Thompson at A Library Lady! Read her thoughts below! This week two rather special picture books landed on my doormat. Their arrival was timely. On Monday some of our youngest children will return to their schools for the first time in many weeks. Their classrooms will look different, school life will…

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The artistic techniques create a unique reading experience – Books for Keeps

Elements of visual representation includes consideration of diversity  Buy The Secret of the Tattered Shoes Buy Under the Great Plum Tree In their latest feature in Books for Keeps, Darren Chetty and Karen Sands-O’Connor examine the representation of black, Asian and minority ethnic voices in children’s books nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal, including Ehsan Abdollahi’s emotive illustrations in The Secret of the Tattered Shoes, and Reza Dalvand’s highly intricate illustrations in Under the Great Plum Tree.…

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Free teacher planning for Bloom!

Free mindfulness planning on TES! Buy Bloom We are overwhelmed by your response to Bloom! Calling all teachers! We are delighted to let you know about the fantastic mindfulness planning put together by brilliant teacher Ceridwen Eccles! The planning is available to download for FREE over on TES! It includes seven weeks of lessons on the theme ‘The Natural World’ to support transition back to school after lockdown, suitable for all your groups. We can’t…

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Just purrrfect! Paris Cat is a resourceful young feline – Hello Gather and Grow

Paris Cat combines her two passions and celebrates with those she loves the most! Buy Paris Cat  Check out this wonderful review of Paris Cat from Hello Gather and Grow on Instagram! View this post on Instagram We never need any encouragement to add another ‘Little People, Big Dream’ book to our collection and this one, about Josephine Baker, is as brilliant as all the others. It’s especially good when paired with another book I…

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Quill Soup brings us together!

Mix it up with Quill Soup! Buy Quill Soup There are so many reasons to read Quill Soup. The award-winning team of Alan Durant and Dale Blankenaar bring this village of animals to life through intriguing storytelling and innovative illustrations. Readers are introduced to some lesser-known animals, like the porcupine and pangolin, mixed in with the familiar rabbits and meerkats! Just in case we haven’t convinced you already, here are a few more reasons Quill…

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