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9 Books I Remember Loving As a Small Child

One thing I am eternally grateful to my mum for is her instilling a love of books and reading in me early on. She made it fun. Thanks, Mum! Here are a list of 9 children’s books I remember loving when I was a little kid.

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Inkheart the Movie is Better Than the Book

According to a film review in the Tapei Times, the film adaptation of Inkheart is better than the book. Staff reporter Ian Bartholomew writes: “… there is lots of good acting, a splendid plot and a string of mildly funny literary jokes (referencing The Wizard of Oz, Peter Pan and Sinbad the Sailor) mean that […]

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Babar’s Museum of Art

The Nassau County Museum of Art (Roslyn Harbor, NY)  is launching a new Ridder MiniArtMuseum for Children with a fantastic exhibition designed to capture the attention of young museum visitors. Babar’s Museum of Art opens at the NCMA on January 18 and runs through May 26, 2009. Featuring Laurent De Brunhoff’s illustrations, Babar’s Museum of […]

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Canadians, Join the Family Literacy Day World Record Attempt!

In 2006, a world record was set in the USA when 78,791 people read to a child for 30 minutes.  ABC CANADA Literacy Foundation and Oxford Learning are asking Canadians of all ages to join in the attempt to break the Guinness World Record for “Most Children Reading With an Adult, Multiple Locations”. Everyone participating […]

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Now We Are 80 – Pooh Bear Returns

“You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.” — Winnie the Pooh Move over Britney Spears and New Kids on the Block, Winnie-the-Pooh is making a comeback! 80 years after the last official Pooh sequel, The House at Pooh Corner, […]

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Author Joyce Barkhouse Named to Order of Canada

Also following the children’s book theme… Children’s author, Joyce Barkhouse was named as a Member to the Order of Canada on December 30. The Order of Canada is the highest civilian honour within the country and recognizes a lifetime of distinguished service. The Nova Scotia native is honoured for her contributions to children’s literature and […]

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Reading fairytales to children

I’m going to take today’s story in the Daily Telegraph, about how parents no longer read old-fashioned fairytales to their children, with a grain of salt. Firstly, the Telegraph loves to lambast political correctness and, secondly, it was a PR-generated survey (and being a PR person I know all about those). A third of parents […]

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Spot’s UK Tour 2009

Watch out for preschool pandemonium! Hot off the Ladybird Books newsletter press comes the news that Spot the dog is coming to cinema’s throughout the UK during January and February. The popular storytime pup will star in his own feature animation. The event also includes interactive storytelling  and an opportunity to meet Spot in person […]

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How to read to a six-year-old

Earlier this month my six-year-old daughter and I progressed to chapter books for her bedtime reading. We had dabbled with slim children’s chapter books involving fairies, princesses and ballerinas but now I’m reading what I would call proper books – namely Roald Dahl. We started with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and then followed up […]

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Author/Illustrator’s First Book Wins Accolades

The first time a book is published is exciting for any author. Now imagine that first published book receiving praise from review big-wigs such as the New York Times. This is exactly what happened to Kazuno Kohara, whose book we have featured on the AbeBooks.com homepage in the “Best Illustrated Books of 2008″ carousel. Kohara […]

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