Multilingual flashcard: Zebra

Zebra in 10 languages for daily language learning. The stripes on every single zebra are unique to that individual. They are closely related to donkeys and horses, but have never been fully domesticated. There are three species of zebras, two of which are endangered due to habitat destruction and being hunted for their skins. One…

Harry Potter giveaway winner!

The winner of the Harry Potter giveaway is Richard @The Humpo Show You win 6 Harry Potter pin badges and 5 postcards of books from the series, designed by The House of MinaLima, the official designers for all of the printed props used in the movies. Hope you enjoy your Harry Potter-themed prizes!

Book Rainbow: Orange Books Part 4

Exciting times! We have been living in our apartment now for more than 2 years. When we first moved in it was completely unfurnished, but we didn’t want to spend lots of money buying furniture when we are only renting and were worried that some of the furniture might not fit when we move into…

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year or the Spring festival is celebrated in many different countries around February every year. This year, it is celebrated on 16th February and we will be moving from the Year of the Rooster to the Year of the Dog. I have celebrated this festival in Vietnam…

Book Review: The Great Race

The Great Race Written and illustrated by Christopher Corr 32 pages Published by Frances Lincoln Children’s Books (QUarto) Publication date: 4th January 2018 Age range: 3+ Summary (from Goodreads): Celebrate Chinese New Year and learn how every animal earned its place in the Chinese zodiac by taking part in the Great Race!¬†Discover who will come…

Multilingual flashcard: Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day! Regardless of how you’re celebrating (or if you’re celebrating at all!), here is how to say the name of today’s festival in 10 languages. Here are some fun phrases about Valentine’s Day in Korean, and some phrases that textbooks won’t teach you for expressing your feelings in Korean! On Valentine’s Day in…

Author interview: Winnie Mak Tselikas

Winnie is the creator of One Dear World – a company specialising in the creation of multicultural dolls for children so they can see themselves in the world around them. She has also written and illustrated a book where the four dolls go on an adventure around London – read my review here. Watch the…

Free Language Courses on Futurelearn

I love MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses)! Before I started my current job, I used to study lots of different courses and I am determined to get back into it again as I really enjoyed all the new knowledge and skills I gained from them. Today I’m going to introduce a few courses for language…

Netgalley 101: A Guide for Beginners

I’m not far off being a beginner myself, and I know that Netgalley has both advantages and disadvantages. Yet, I have discovered so many amazing books that I might not otherwise have read that I would whole-heartedly recommend joining. It gives you free access to books from all over the world, provides a platform for…

Happy book birthday!

I don’t know what it is about the 8th February but there are an insane number of brilliant books out today from various publishers. I’m guessing it must be that they have realized that all of us bookworms are in need of a pick-me-up! I mean, it’s February – it’s cold and grey, Christmas cheer…

Book Review: The Toymakers

The Toymakers Written by Robert Tinsdale 480 pages Published by Ebury Publishing/ Penguin RandomHouse UK Publication date: 8th February 2018 Age range: 14+ Summary (from Goodreads): Do you remember when you believed in magic? The Emporium opens with the first frost of winter. It is the same every year. Across the city, when children wake…

Giveaway: Harry Potter badges and postcards!

February is just such¬† a grey month in this part of the world and I have been really under the weather so I wanted to run a giveaway to spread a bit of geeky cheer. By following and retweeting the pinned tweet on my profile on Twitter, you could win a set of 6 Harry…