Book Review: Baby Loves Earth

Book Review: Baby Loves Earth Baby Loves Earth Written by Jennifer Eckford Illustrated by Teresa Bellon 30 pages Published by Frances Lincoln Children’s Books Publication date: 2nd June 2020 Summary (from Goodreads): E is for Elephant, T is for Tree, W is for Warming, and X is for eXtinct in this beautiful ABC book designed…

Library Loot: Nature Run Wild and Eco-Awareness

Library Loot: Nature Run Wild and Eco-Awareness   A Planet Full of Plastic  by Neal Layton Everything is made of stuff. Some things are made of paper, like this book. And some things are made of PLASTIC. If you look around you, plastic is everywhere. Even in places where it’s not meant to be. If it drops…

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…

Multilingual flashcard: Coral

Coral in 10 languages Hands up if you thought coral was a plant – anyone? I remember reading that coral was an animal, but always thought of it as in the same category as seaweed, etc. It turns out that it’s much more complex than that! Coral are invertebrate animals which generally live in colonies…

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…

Author interview: Gill Lewis

Author interview: Gill Lewis I am so excited to have Gill joining me on the blog today to talk about her writing – thank you so much for agreeing to be interviewed Gill! First, could you tell us a bit about yourself and how you became a writer? My journey to becoming a published writer…

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…

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: 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 flashcard: Dew

Dew in 10 languages I love being up early enough to see the grass jewelled with dew. Spiderwebs gleaming in the early morning sunshine.I walk through a park to get to work and really enjoy getting a bit of greenery (or ‘shinrinyoku’/ forest-bathing as it is called in Japan) into my day! Have you ever…