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Are you in a Reading Slump?

Reading Slump

By Rebecca Reed

It’s something that happens to many bookworms, you have so much to read but not enough focus. You really want to sit and curl up with your book but you end up reading the same sentence over and over again. It’s just frustrating, well not to worry we have a few tips to help you get out of that reading slump. Continue Reading

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Reluctant Readers

Reluctant Readers

By Rebecca Reed

It’s hard to persuade children to get into reading. With the current gadgets and social platforms, the idea of reading a physical book when there are so many games and apps out there seems like an old-fashioned concept. Continue Reading

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Things we learned from The BFG

Things we learned from Roald DahlBy Sarah Kneath

Regular readers of this blog will know that I am a massive fan of The BFG. I read a lot as a child and this became a firm favourite from the moment I read the first chapter. I love all of Roald Dahl’s children’s books, I can’t quite bring myself to read the ‘adult’ stories he’s written. Continue Reading

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Roald Dahl for adults

By Rebecca Reed

Roald Dahl once boasted, with a lack of modesty, that his name was known to virtually every child in the western world. 27 years on from his death, it is safe to say that every child you will probably encounter has read or is reading one of his great children’s stories. He should have added that he was already quite well known to his adult audience as well. Continue Reading

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Our Favourite Children’s Illustrators

By Rebecca Reed

They say “never judge a book by its cover”, and whilst this saying is true there are those among us that will always look at the illustrations of a children’s novel before reading the blurb. We have handpicked a selection of our favourite books which have some truly magnificent illustrations, which in our opinion make the books timeless. Continue Reading