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…

Interview with Maddie Frost!

Originally posted on Read. Learn. Repeat.:
Maddie is an author-illustrator from New England and living outside of Boston. She has illustrated many different picture books including her own books, Once Upon a Zzzz, Animobiles: Animals on the Mooove, and “Wakey Birds (2019).” You can read more about Once Upon a Zzzz in my post on…

Multilingual flashcard: Morning Mist

Morning Mist in 10 languages I walk through a park to get to work in the mornings, which is amazing and much better than the commute I used to do (three different trains!). One thing I really like, particularly in Spring and Autumn is the early morning mist which usually disperses as the day heats…

Multilingual flashcard: Breathe

Breathe in 10 languages Happy Monday everyone! I am back to work today after an incredible weekend away walking in North Wales. At first I was a bit worried that I would be exhausted by going away instead of staying at home and catching up on all the chores. But, in fact, going away for…

Multilingual flashcard: Earth Day

Happy Earth Day! Now you can celebrate in 10 languages and spread awareness about looking after our planet. Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970 and, now, events take place in nearly 200 countries around the world. The focus this year is on reducing plastic waste, an issue which is greatly damaging a lot of…

Multilingual flashcards: I’m tired!

“I’m tired” in 10 languages Today’s post was supposed to be a recap of YA Shot, which was an amazing event where I got to meet loads of lovely people – authors, bloggers, publishers etc. Unfortunately it was also a very long day so I’m exhausted. I spent most of yesterday sleeping, then getting ready…

Multilingual flashcard: Read

Read in 10 languages Start your week as you mean to go on – by picking up a book and getting stuck in! It doesn’t matter what your book of choice is, but be nice to yourself and let yourself have the time to snuggle up with a great book and a hot beverage of…

Multilingual flashcard: Relax

Relax in 10 languages Hope all the teachers out there are getting a chance to relax (and read!) over the Easter holidays. I also hope that anyone who is back to work is looking forward t a nice, relaxing weekend! What do you do to relax? Let me know in the comments! I like to…

Hanyang University Introduction to Korean Week 2

See Week 1 of the course here. This is a free course offered on the Futurelearn MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) platform. It lasts for 6 weeks and is designed to take around 3 hours a week. You can sign up now to be e-mailed when the next session opens, which should be within the…