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The illustrations complement the modern folktale – Youth Services Book Review

Learn more about sharing, communication and friendship in Gloria’s Porridge!   Buy Gloria’s Porridge   We loved this great review of Gloria’s Porridge from Youth Services Book Review! Read below!   Gloria’s Porridge: A Story from Ethiopia – Elizabeth Laird, illustrated by Toby Newsome, Tiny Owl, (9781910328729), 2021 Format:  Hardcover Rating: 1- 5 (5 is excellent or a Starred review) 4 Genre:  Picture Book What did you like about the book?  When Gloria’s cat eats…

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Watch Sufyia Ahmed Reading Under the Great Plum Tree!

Buy Under the Great Plum Tree   We love this reading of Under the Great Plum Tree by author Sufiya Ahmed! A wonderful retelling of an Indian tale about a monkey with a heart of gold, and her unlikely friendship with a crocodile!   Many thanks to Newham Word Festival for creating and carrying out the event where the reading took place in June 2021! Also for producing this fantastic video! Check it out below!…

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Wonderfully inviting book which is a new telling of the classic Twelve Dancing Princesses – Let Them Be Small

The Secret of the Tattered Shoes is a fresh interpretation of the classic Brothers Grimm story!   Buy The Secret of the Tattered Shoes   A fabulous review of The Secret of the Tattered Shoes by Sarah Burns from Let Them Be Small! Check it out below! One of the things that the children and I are starting to look at together is the language used in books. Both Daniel and Emma occasionally pick up…

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A joyful celebration of community and friendship – Library Lady

The Neighbourhood Surprise focuses on community and different diets!   Buy The Neighbourhood Surprise   We’re delighted with this review of The Neighbourhood Surprise from Library Lady! Have a read below: Picture books can make a difference. Not only for our youngest readers but for all age groups and all types. They can offer humour, entertainment and pleasure but also comfort, encouragement, information and inspiration. Over recent weeks I have read many fabulous picture books…

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A message of community care, interconnection, and moving forward – Publisher’s Weekly

Gloria’s Porridge focuses on sharing, friendship and communication. Buy Gloria’s Porridge. We loved this review of Gloria’s Porridge from Publisher’s Weekly! Check it out below! Gloria’s Porridge: A Story from Ethiopia In Laird’s retelling of an Ethiopian folktale, Gloria, a Black girl in a spotted aqua tunic and pink striped pants, is making porridge when her anthropomorphic brown cat asks for some. After Gloria refuses and heads out to fetch more water, the cat subsequently…

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