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Children & kids Books

Winnie the Pooh Day

18th January every year is Winnie the Pooh day, the beloved character of so many of us, both young and old. This is the birth date of author A.A Milne, that brought the honey loving bear to life, ...

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School's Out and Friendship is In

New month, new topic! During July we are choosing to celebrate friendship month. Who doesn’t love July? It’s part of the summer holidays. Summer holidays that are spent with friends, going out ...

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Blogging for fun!

Very Superstitious...

13 january 2017

Very Superstitious...

It’s the first Friday 13th of the year – but what makes this date so spooky? The history of Friday 13th is rooted in several other ancient superstitions, about the day Friday and the number ...

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Guest Bloggers

Finding out about Fiction Express

10 january 2017

Finding out about Fiction Express

What’s been the best part of Fiction Express for me as a reader, former teacher and employee? It's got to be the reactions from the readers on our blog. 

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Education

The January Blues

6 january 2017

The January Blues

According to the Urban Dictionary, the January blues is the “funk” you enter into when the holiday season is over. It starts on 2nd January and can last until at least February. It's not surprising ...

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Education

World Braille Day

3 january 2017

World Braille Day

Did you know that 4th January is World Braille Day? It celebrates the birth of Louis Braille, inventor of the reading and writing system used by millions of blind and partially sighted people ...

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Education

Reluctant Resolutions

30 december 2016

Reluctant Resolutions

2016 is coming to an end, and now it’s time to look to the new year. Have you made any resolutions for 2017? If you have some reluctant readers in your house, reading more as a family might ...

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Children & kids Books

Holiday Reading

27 december 2016

Holiday Reading

It can be tricky finding time to keep up with reading during the school holidays, especially over the Christmas break when there’s lots of family and friends to visit, pantomimes to watch, Christmas ...

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It's Panto Time!

23 december 2016

It's Panto Time!

Who loves going to watch pantomimes?  – Oh, no we don’t! Oh, yes you do! 

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#BedtimeStories

Too Excited to Sleep

20 december 2016

Too Excited to Sleep

It’s that time of year again where children are getting more excited about the holidays, and the battle to fall asleep begins! There is so much to do in the build up to Christmas, with extra ...

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Blogging for fun!

What Makes You Think of Winter?

16 december 2016

What Makes You Think of Winter?

When I asked this question around the office this week, one of the first things said was scarves! It was an unusual response, and not one I was expecting, but it stuck and now here I am blogging ...

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Children & kids Books

Are You Looking for a New Reindeer Story?

13 december 2016

Are You Looking for a New Reindeer Story?

‘Tis the season to read about reindeer! Reindeer are famous for flying Santa’s sleigh on Christmas Eve night, but what other stories do you know about these wintery creatures? 

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Education

A Very Peculiar Christmas!

9 december 2016

A Very Peculiar Christmas!

Have you ever wondered about Christmas facts, stories and legends from around the world? Like why is Santa’s suit red and white, what is the snow in the snow globe made from and who is the terrifying ...

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