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Telling Traditional Tales with Puffin Classics

If you’re searching for high-quality collections of stories from around the world, then there’s no need to scour the globe! Look no further than three new titles from Puffin Classics that bring together traditional tales from the Caribbean, India and Africa. Tales from the Caribbean is a collection of dazzling folk stories from the islands of the West Indies. Author Trish Cooke’s retellings are written in a clear, readable style, and the lush landscapes, delicious-sounding…

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All About DK Find Out!

DK has a long-standing reputation as a publisher of fantastic non-fiction books for children, so teachers will be glad to learn that the DK Find Out! series continues this tradition. Aimed at children aged six to eight years old, each book offers a sound, well laid-out introduction to a non-fiction topic. There is an excellent and diverse range of subjects to choose from, including sharks, engineering, the Solar System, reptiles and amphibians, Ancient Rome, science,… Continue reading

‘I Wonder Why…’ Books

I have often had requests from teachers for books in the brilliant I Wonder Why... series from Kingfisher, many of which have not been in print up until recently. I'm pleased to say that several of these Key Stage 1-level non-fiction books have now been re-designed and re-published, and there is a range of fascinating titles to choose from. The series covers topics that span science, History and geography, with titles asking I Wonder Why… Continue reading

Picture Books Stories about War & Peace

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. The theme for 2017 is “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All.”  What better topic for a classroom discussion or assembly than what this means and how we can all work towards making peace… Continue reading

Beside the Seaside

As the final half term before Summer begins, our thoughts are turning towards seaside holidays! Take a look at the Beside the Seaside book list to enhance your summer term topic for KS1. This fabulous collection of fiction and non-fiction books explore coastal geography, seaside creatures and seaside holidays in the past.  ‘Rock Pool Secrets’ is a brand new release, which is perfect for this topic.  With large flaps on each page, children can lift rocks, shells, seaweed…

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