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Much more than children’s stories

Boolino is more than a website about children’s and young adult books. Discover in our blog advice about how to foster reading habits and much more.

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Getting to know Maddie Frost

This month sees the release of hilarious new children's book, How Do You Do Mr Gnu? We decided to catch up with illustrator, Maddie Frost, to ask her all about her new book, but also find out ...

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Blogging for fun!  · 

Celebrating Mother's Day

Mother's Day is a time to celebrate all those important mum's out there, without whom we would be nothing! Here at Boolino we are very lucky to know lots of amazing mum's that work hard every ...

Education  · 

Getting to know Farmer Falgu

This month we have been introduced to the wonderful books from the Farmer Falgu series. We caught up with the author, Chitra Soundar, to find out how Farmer Falgu has been bringing ...

Young Adults  · 

Review: The City Bleeds Gold

If you’ve already read Take Back the Skies and The Almost King, you will be familiar with the fantastical Tellus series. However, although each of these books are set in the same place, so there ...

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Lucy Saxon - becoming a writer

17 march 2017

Lucy Saxon - becoming a writer

I wrote Take Back the Skies at the age of sixteen for NaNoWriMo, and not once during the act of writing it did I expect it to actually get published. I’d written original fiction a few times ...

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Children & kids Books

Spring into Reading

14 march 2017

Spring into Reading

What’s your favourite season? Spring always marks a fresh start; spring cleaning, daffodils appearing and lambs being born. (And of course, there’s always an alarming but satisfying amount of ...

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Children & kids Books

Discovering a new language

7 march 2017

Discovering a new language

The best time to get started with learning a foreign language is when you’re young. Children’s minds are far more susceptible and willing to take in new information. But while they may well be ...

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Children & kids Books

Just Monkeying Around!

3 march 2017

Just Monkeying Around!

This week I was inspired to search through the Boolino library for books about one of my favourites, primates! There’s not many people I know that don’t like monkeys and apes so I thought why ...

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Children & kids Books

World Book Day is Coming!

27 february 2017

World Book Day is Coming!

We’re very excited for this year’s World Book Day. Can you believe it’s celebrating its 20th year? This year there are even more recommended reads, helpful hints and fun things to do and watch ...

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Children & kids Books

Book Review - My Mum Is There

24 february 2017

Book Review - My Mum Is There

“If I could count the twinkling stars, I’d start with all the brightest ones. But just for now, I’ll stare and stare. And as I learn my mum is there.”

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Fiction Express - The Importance of Reading

22 february 2017

Fiction Express - The Importance of Reading

Reading stamina is a phrase that is popping up more and more in the world of literacy and it’s not hard to see why. Children are growing up in a world that teaches them to use technology for ...

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How to Read Stories

20 february 2017

How to Read Stories

Do you find yourself making excuses to get out of bedtime stories? You’re tired, it’s past bedtime, there’s housework to do, and you need to make dinner… Sound familiar?  Is this true ...

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