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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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The Lion Tattoo; a welcome fable from Rumi

Buy The Lion Tattoo  Read a fab review of The Lion Tattoo by Books for Keeps: In this small format picture book for older readers a young man decides he wants a lion tattoo on his shoulder. He saunters to the tattooist full of bravado. But when she begins her work and he feels the pain of the needle, the young man suddenly decides that his lion does not need a tale, a mane or even a stomach.…

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Cinderella of the Nile

Cinderella of the Nile

Cinderella of the Nile UK only £7.99 (paperback)   £12.99 (hardback) Only one copy left PRODUCT INFO Cinderella of the Nile is an Egyptian version of Cinderella is lovingly retold by the award-winning author Beverley Naidoo with vibrant and intricate illustrations by Marjan Vafaeian. This earliest known version of Cinderella is brought to life for the modern-day reader. Rhodopis is a Greek girl who is sold into slavery by bandits and taken to Egypt. Along…

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