Monthly Archives: April 2020

Ancient Games: A History of Sports and Gaming – Iris Volant and Avalon Nuovo

Full of fascinating facts and striking illustrations this large format guide to the history of sports and games that have entertained people for thousands of years is a book with the wow factor. Another winner from Flying Eye Books! The … Continue reading

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Reading Matters – news from the world of children’s books

Welcome to another Reading Matters, a look back at some of the latest news about children’s books. As schools resumed this week, albeit as a remote version, many children’s authors and publishers have increased the range of resources available to … Continue reading

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Fabulous Nonfiction for Children from Flying Eye Books

The best nonfiction for children combines detailed information and attractive presentation to create a package that invites children to learn while still being an important part of their reading for pleasure. Flying Eye Books achieve this with these two wonderful new … Continue reading

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Reading Matters – news from the world of children’s books

Hello and welcome to another look back at the latest children’s book news. There is still a lot happening, new books, online activities and events and people supporting each other with ideas and resources. I hope you find something here … Continue reading

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TrooFriend by Kirsty Applebaum

Kirsty Applebaum’s follow up to her original and acclaimed debut, The Middler, is another perceptive and powerful story. A book that encourages the reader to question the true meaning of friendship and what makes us human. Highly recommended. Sarah is … Continue reading

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Survival in Space: The Apollo 13 Mission by David Long illustrated by Stefano Tambellini

This retelling of the story of the memorable moon mission by David Long, winner of the Blue Peter Book Award 2017 – Best Books with Facts for Survivors, will engage, inform and inspire young readers keeping them gripped to the final page. It … Continue reading

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Reading Matters – News from the world of children’s books

Hello and welcome to another look back at the recent children’s book news. Easter feels very different this year. Normally it is one of my favourite times of the year, a time spent with family and full of anticipation for … Continue reading

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A Bad Day for Jayden by Tony Bradman

A thoughtful look at a day in the life of a young carer sensitively told by Tony Bradman, this would be an excellent addition to school library and classroom shelves. Things are not going well for Jayden. After a sleepless … Continue reading

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Toto The Ninja Cat and The Superstar Catastrophe by Dermot O’Leary illustrated by Nick East

The third in a series inspired by the author’s real life cats this action packed adventure is full of humour and is a real mood lifter of a book. Illustrated throughout,  this is great fun for young newly confident readers … Continue reading

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Reading Matters: news from the world of children’s books

Hello everyone and welcome to another Reading Matters. As we approach the third week of the restrictions we are living under at present books can be an escape for both adults and children but they can also bring us together … Continue reading

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