Books, education, Parent, Picture Books, Teaching

Bookmas/ BookAdvent: A book recommendation a day

Are you looking to treat a loved one or yourself to a new book? As part of Bookmas/ BookAdvent I will be posting a daily recommendation. Some for parents, some for teachers, some for young adults and some for yourselves. So come take a look and have a scroll.

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A book to give this year: The girl and the dinosaur by Hollie Hughes and Sarah Massini

Treat a child in your life to this must read picture book! Ready to start your Christmas shopping when the book shops reopen next week? Or are you looking for a gift who someone you know or love? The Girl and the Dinosaur has it all. What is it about? The Girl and the Dinosaur… Continue reading A book to give this year: The girl and the dinosaur by Hollie Hughes and Sarah Massini

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Must reads: How to be lion by Ed Vere (Hay Festival, Digital Winter Weekend)

Please note: all of these views are my own and are not endorsed in any way by anyone else. How to be a Lion by Ed Vere (picture credit source unknown) Over the last few days, I have had the pleasure of attending the Hay Festival (Digital Winter Weekend). The silver lining of these strange… Continue reading Must reads: How to be lion by Ed Vere (Hay Festival, Digital Winter Weekend)

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Children’s Picture Book Review: The Proudest Blue, A story of Hijab and Family

The Proudest Blue by Ibtihaj Muhammad with S.K. Ali, illustrated by Hatem Aly, published by Andersen Press What is the book about? This book is a powerful story about Asiya's first day wearing a hijab at school. Her younger sister Faizah admires the beauty, power and strength that she knows it represents to her, her… Continue reading Children’s Picture Book Review: The Proudest Blue, A story of Hijab and Family

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Children’s Picture Book in Focus: Tad by Benji Davies

Tad by Benji Davies was published in 2019 by Harper Collins Publishers LTD "For small people who want to be big people." (Benji Davies, part of his dedication.) This book is certainly a must read. For children, teachers and parents. As it says on the cover sometimes the biggest stories have the smallest beginnings. It… Continue reading Children’s Picture Book in Focus: Tad by Benji Davies

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Non-Fiction November: Best biographies for Primary aged children (Key Stage 2)

Women in Science, 50 Fearless Pioneers who Changed the World by Rachel Ignotofsky Women in Science, 50 Fearless Pioneers who Changed the World by Rachel Ignotofsky I cannot recommend this book highly enough. Firstly, in recent years there has been a push within schools for STEM subjects to be covered within the curriculum. In addition,… Continue reading Non-Fiction November: Best biographies for Primary aged children (Key Stage 2)

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Find the Perfect Picture Book for Young Readers this Christmas

Are you looking for a picture book for a young child, maybe for a Thanksgiving or Christmas gift? I have a few suggestions and recommended reads up my sleeve. Some that you might recognise, others you may not. Good for parents, teachers, families and friend's children. The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister This is a… Continue reading Find the Perfect Picture Book for Young Readers this Christmas

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5 Best Fiction Books of my 20s

Now that I am firmly in my 30s I thought I would write about my recommended reads from the last decade (my 20s). I have read a lot of books but these have each influenced me in different ways. So, if you are looking for a last minute Thanksgiving gift, to buy a book for… Continue reading 5 Best Fiction Books of my 20s