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The New Baby and Me

A different approach to the coming of a new baby

Buy The New Baby and Me  Read a lovely review of The New Baby and Me from Books for Keeps. Five brothers, each quite different, are looking forward to the birth of a new sibling. They are convinced it will be a boy, and each of them thinks the baby will be like him. The first wants to be an explorer, the second a scientist, the third is determined to be an artist, the fourth a pirate, and the…

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Happy National Pet Day!

Pre-order Thinker: My Poet Poet and Me  By Meghan Sullivan Is there anything better than hanging out with your pet? Cuddling your cat close on your lap, or seeing your puppy bound towards you? Our pets really are our best friends. One of my favourite parts of the day is coming home and crunching up my path. The sound of the stones under my feet alerts my two dogs that a visitor is coming! Very exciting!…

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Chalk Eagle has real value in the classroom – Laura Davies

An article from Laura Davies, an educational consultant  Buy Chalk Eagle  Wordless picture books have a real value in the classroom, opening up opportunities for development in literacy and communication in a way that can be far more inclusive than written text. Wordless picture books hold infinite stories within them and are open to individual interpretation with no limits on imaginative retellings. They are accessible at all reading levels and yet, within an educational setting, lessons…

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Boredom becomes children playing under blue skies

Buy When I Coloured in the World  When I Coloured in the World was featured in this lovely article Laura Taylor with Ten Fabulous Reads from Around the World. Read it below: A child sets about transforming the world with a simple box of crayons, an eraser . . . and a healthy dose of imagination and creativity. In a story that combines vibrant illustrations and simple poetic text, boredom becomes children playing under a blue sky;…

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Dancing and singing, launching The Drum!

Buy The Drum Last Saturday, a sunny day on the eve of Easter half-term, children and adults gathered together to make music and celebrate the launch of Ken Wilson-Max’s The Drum. The launch took place in the middle of the African and Caribbean Spring Mini Market at New Beacon Books. Before the event people were bustling around the cosy bookshop, eating delicious Caribbean food and looking at handmade products such as soaps and baby toys. There was…

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