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Jungle Jamboree: A must read

Jungle Jamboree is a beautiful book! Recently I came across it at a local bookshop. I was immediately drawn the front cover and the vibrant illustrations! But when I read it, I realised that the importance of the story reflected the beauty of the illustrations. What is Jungle Jamboree about? It is set in a…

Reluctant Readers top teacher tips

As a former teacher and English Lead, I’m often asked about ways to encourage reluctant readers. Whilst I don’t claim to be an expert, I thought I would include some tips and research that I have come across over the years. Be a Role Model One of the first things that I would say is…

The Longest Strongest Thread by Inbal Leitner

My initial impressions of The Longest Strongest Thread I really enjoyed The Longest Strongest Thread *. The idea is simple but the meaning is powerful. Moving away from friends and loved ones will often happen in our lives. But children can find it more difficult to understand. What is the story about? A little girl…

Sarah Mahfoudh Q&A

A couple of months ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Sarah Mahfoudh. She is the author and illustrator of Can-do Kat and Twelve Dancing Princesses. Although she also writes YA fiction, we focussed on her children’s books. During our chat, Sarah spoke about why she wrote the books, her writing process and who she…

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Hi, I’m Carrie. A Primary School teacher, children’s book blogger, aspiring author and creator of the Hookable Book Boxes.

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