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…

Book Review: Houdini and the Five-Cent Circus

Houdini and the Five-Cent Circus Written by Keith Gray 112 pages Published by Barrington Stoke Publication date: 15th June 2018 Summary (from Goodreads): The year is 1885 and Erik Weiss, a penniless immigrant, has found himself in trouble again. His uncanny talent for picking locks and his gleeful showboating to match it, have earned him…

Multilingual flashcard: King

King in 10 languages Continuing with the theme of royalty (see prince and princess here) with king in 10 languages. A lot of the terms for King in various languages come from the Latin, rex. However, the English for King come from the Anglo-Saxon cyning, which is descended from an old form of German. I…

Multilingual flashcard: Prince

Prince in 10 languages To match the princess card posted a few days ago, here is how to say prince in 10 languages. The English word comes, via French, from the Latin:  princeps, from primus (first) + capio (to seize), meaning “the chief, most distinguished, ruler, prince” and was the informal title of the Roman…