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An Introduction to Shakespeare for Kids

April 2016 marks the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare. Shakespeare’s work is among the most widely read and studied. But does his work resonate with kids? The language can be difficult to understand and some passages are dense. Most children probably don’t ask for a Shakespeare soliloquy for their bed-time story. Fortunately, there […]

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Tales for Tots Tuesday: The Recycling Dump by Andrea Butler, Illustrated by Jan Spivey Gilchrist

I think I should premise this post with a note that today’s book The Recycling Dump is not really a book for reading to children, rather it’s a book for young children starting to read. Saying that, it could be a handy little book for those occasions when bedtime can’t come soon enough! Andrea Butler‘s […]

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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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Tales for Tots Tuesday: Stanley’s Party by Linda Bailey, Illustrated by Bill Slavin

Stanley is a good dog but his people go out a lot and don’t return until midnight. Even a good dog can go astray in such circumstances. First Stanley gingerly sits on the couch. “The couch was wonderful!” Then Stanley does what he’s seen his people do – listen to music, get food from the […]

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