Multilingual flashcard: Christmas Tree

Multilingual flashcard: Christmas Tree Have you put up your Christmas tree yet? Do you get a real tree, decorate one outside or use an artificial tree? What kind of decorations do you have on your tree? We put our tree up a few weeks ago as we will actually be at my parent’s house for…

Waiting on Wednesday: Echo North

Echo North Written by Joanna Ruth Meyer ~400 pages Published by Page Street Kids Publication date:January 15th 2019 Summary (from Goodreads): Echo Alkaev’s safe and carefully structured world falls apart after her father leaves for the city and mysteriously disappears. Believing he is lost forever, Echo is shocked to find him half-frozen in the winter…

Blog Tour: Hidden Colours

Hidden Colours Written by Nillu Nasser 315 pages Published by Evolved Publishing Publication date: 3rd December 2018 Summary (from Goodreads): *In a city that thrills like a kaleidoscope, refugees struggle to rebuild the rubble of their lives.* Each evening, nestled in Berlin’s Treptower Park, the immigrant circus comes to life. Ellie is passionate about the…

Waiting on Wednesday: Romanov

Waiting on Wednesday: Romanov Romanov Written by Nadine Brandes 352 pages Published by Thomas Nelson/ Harper Collins Publication date: 7th May 2019 Summary (from Goodreads): From the author of Fawkes comes a magical take on the story of Anastasia Romanov. The history books say I died. They don’t know the half of it. Anastasia “Nastya”…

Multilingual flashcard: Flute

Multilingual flashcard: Flute Flutes are the earliest existing musical instruments, with examples having been discovered from around 43,000 years ago, made from bone. Flutes can be made from a variety of materials, including metal, wood, bone, fibreglass and many more. The name ‘flute’ actually refers to a family of instruments, varying in size and material….

Multilingual flashcard: Music

Music in 10 languages What is your favourite type of music? Do you listen to music every day? Music has been a part of human culture for at least 40, 000 years, based on archaeological remains of instruments and it still remains an important part of many cultures and lives. Various studies have suggested that…

Book Review: Bestiary

Bestiary Written by Christopher Masters 256 pages Published by Thames & Hudson in collaboration with the British Museum Publication date: 16th October 2018 Summary (from Goodreads): Drawing on the world-leading scholarship and vast collections of the British Museum, Bestiary is a wonderful visual, thematic exploration of animals—real, surreal, and imaginary—as depicted on beautiful ritual objects…

Multilingual flashcard: Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day in 10 languages They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them. For the Fallen, by Robert Laurence Binyon Today we celebrate 100 years since the…

Waiting on Wednesday: Once Upon A River

Waiting on Wednesday: Once Upon A River Once Upon a River Written by Diane Setterfield 480 pages Published by Doubleday Publication date: 17th January 2019 Summary (from Goodreads): A dark midwinter’s night in an ancient inn on the Thames. The regulars are entertaining themselves by telling stories when the door bursts open on an injured…

Round-Up: Children’s books for Halloween.

Originally posted on Book Murmuration:
Witch Girl by Jan Eldredge Evangeline Clement is almost thirteen and there is no sign of her familiar. She’s afraid it will never come and she will turn out to be a middling with no magical powers. Magic has been handed through her family for generations and she spends her…

Witches, witches everywhere!

I love books about witches and, as a perusal of my childhood shelves recently revealed to me, I always have! I can’t pinpoint exactly what it is about witchcraft that appeals to me so strongly, but I think it must have something to do with my fascination with magic, the superstitions and folktales I was…

Book Review: The Light Between Worlds

The Light Between Worlds Written by Laura Weymouth 416 pages Published by Chicken House Books Publication date: 1st November 2018 Summary (from Goodreads): Five years ago, Evelyn and Philippa Hapwell cowered from air strikes in a London bomb shelter. But that night took a turn when the sisters were transported to another realm called the…