Book Review: Ada Lovelace

Ada Lovelace Little People, Big Dreams #10 Written by Isabel Sanchez Vegara Illustrated by Zafouko Yamamoto 32 pages Published by Charles Lincoln Children’s Books Publication date: 1st March 2018 Summary (from Goodreads): Meet Ada Lovelace, the British mathematician and daughter of poet Lord Byron. Part of the beloved Little People, BIG DREAMS series, this inspiring…

Multilingual flashcard: Fish

Multilingual flashcard: Fish There are 33, 600 known species of fish in the world, with more diversity than any other vertebrate species. They are important to humans, both as a cultural icon and as a food source, with one sixth of the world’s protein provided by fish and fish products. The most commonly used collective…

Multilingual flashcard: Crab

Crab in 10 languages Crabs have existed since the Jurassic period (200- 145 million years ago) and live all over the world, in fresh and sea water and on the land, with around 850 species currently known to humans. They are decapod (ten-legged) crustaceans. Just as an aside, how many people learned about decapods from…

Multilingual flashcard: Manta Ray

Multilingual flashcard: Manta Ray Learn how to say ‘Manta Ray‘ in 10 different languages. I’ve decided to create some multilingual flashcards for various species of animals, starting with sea creatures, inspired by the growing awareness of our deleterious impact on the biodiversity of our oceans. First up is the Manta Ray. They live in warm…

Book Review: My First Book of Gymnastics

My First Book of Gymnastics Written and illustrated by Rida Ouerghi 32 pages Published by Quarto Publishing Group Publication date: 4th September 2018 Summary (from Goodreads): My First Book of Gymnastics gets young readers moving with 10 playful exercises, accompanied by step-by-step instructions and illustrated characters kids will love. It’s never too soon to teach the benefits…

Book Review: Power to the Princess

Power to the Princess Written by Vita Weinstein Murrow Illustrated by Julia Bereciartu 96 pages Published by Frances Lincoln Children’s Books (Quarto) Publication date: 6th September 2018 Summary (from Goodreads): In this stunning anthology, 15 favorite fairy tales have been retold for a new generation. These princesses are smart, funny, and kind, and can do anything they…

Book Review: Love the Stationery in Your Classroom

Love the Stationery in your Classroom Written and Illustrated by Rebecca Palliser 18 pages Published by Clink Street Publishing Publication date: 14th August 2018 Summary: This delightful little book encourages children to learn about – and have fun with – the stationery they encounter in the classroom. Author Rebecca Palliser wants to help all children…

Book Review: The Day War Came

The Day War Came Written by Nicola Davies Illustrated by Rebecca Cobb 32 pages Published by Candlewick Press Publication date: 4th September 2018 Summary (from Goodreads): A moving, poetic narrative and child-friendly illustrations follow the heartbreaking, ultimately hopeful journey of a little girl who is forced to become a refugee. Imagine if, on an ordinary…

Book Review: Run Wild

Run Wild Written by Gill Lewis 96 pages Published by Barrington Stoke Publication date: 15th July 2018 Summary (from Goodreads): Award-winning author Gill Lewis makes her debut to the Barrington Stoke list with a stunning tale of the wild that hides in us all. Run Wild is a thought-provoking and touching story that celebrates the…

Wales for a week!

Wales for a week! By the time you read this I will already be in Wales…and completely without internet! Before this year I had never been to Wales, yet this is the second time this year that I will be going. The first (and last!) time was with a group of teachers to prepare for…

Author Interview: Keith Gray

Author Interview: Keith Gray Today I am joined by Keith Gray to talk about his career as a writer and his newest book, Houdini and the Five-Cent Circus, published today by Barrington Stoke. Thank you so much for joining me Keith! About Keith Keith Gray was born and brought up in Grimsby. At primary school…