Monthly Archives: September 2011

5 Children’s Books about Saving the Planet – Picture Books That Carry an Important Message

                        Besides caring for our fellow human beings, is there a more important message than taking care of our planet?   These delightful children’s picture books carry this message in … Continue reading

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If you like Diary of a Wimpy Kid, you’ll love these…3 more children’s books that will have you laughing out loud and great for reluctant readers too

                Books that are stuffed full of jokes or have highly-original storylines or are a bit subversive or naughty are the very best for getting children back into reading.    Graphic or comic-style illustrations … Continue reading

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9 Children’s Books About Africa : Celebrating Africa’s Colour, Culture and Diversity in Stories and Rhyme

                    I have always been fascinated by Africa.   My father was stationed in west Africa during the Second World War.   Besides being a soldier he was an artist and he brought back … Continue reading

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Dyslexia Friendly Children’s Books – Building a Confidence in Reading for All Children

              All children should have access to books and be able to enjoy a good story or information book.   They can then experience the pleasure of a swashbuckling adventure, follow incredible true-life stories of … Continue reading

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Using Children’s Fiction to Inspire Interest and Take Up of Science and Engineering Subjects – ‘Is’ by Derek Webb

          Derek Webb is the author of Is.   And Derek Webb has been very clever.   Firstly, he has written a children’s fictional book which will enthuse children about all things science and engineering.   And secondly, by … Continue reading

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