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60 Book Ideas for Boys Who’d Rather Be Gaming

Most parents and teachers in today's world have come to accept that computer (or xbox, or whatever your technology of choice may  be) games are pretty much a fact of life for our children.  Boys in particular can be hugely passionate about their gaming and desperate to spend as many hours as possible glued to a screen.  It's not hard to understand why; these games are created to be  immensely rewarding and psychologically engrossing. With… Continue reading

Books for Worriers

Just like adults, children and young people will feel worried and anxious at times.  Children tend to feel anxious about different things at different ages, for example younger children will often feel separation anxiety.  Specific fears like the dark, storms or monsters under the bed are also common in early childhood.  And as children grow social anxiety can hit as they try to navigate friendships and fitting in with their peers. Whether a child has… Continue reading

Elon Musk: The Inventors and Space Exploration

Last week our attention turned skyward as the world’s most powerful new space rocket blasted into the heavens above Florida’s east coast. The launch marked an historic day in the history of space exploration,  with NASA saying the success of the Falcon Heavy paves the way for open access to space beyond Earth!  But this is just the start of what could prove to be an epic year for the company behind the rocket, SpaceX and… Continue reading

Children’s Books 2017: The Ones You May Have Missed.

What a year 2017 was for children's books! While the big names, the celebrity authors, the award-winning books and the long-awaited sequels were snapped up by many an eager book worm (and their parents), there were also lots more stories to love which might have slipped under your radar. So, while I hope you did pick up the the latest Julia Donaldson picture book, Oliver Jeffers's wonderful Notes For Living on Planet Earth, the first… Continue reading

New Series: Science Storybooks

Walker Books has brought out a wonderful new series of narrative non-fiction books, which combine charming stories with must-know facts about science. Written by Martin Jenkins, who is also the author of several Nature Storybooks for Walker (including the award-winning The Emperor's Egg), the titles in the Science Storybooks series are aimed at KS1 – although they are also accessible enough to appeal to EYFS pupils. The stories are expressive narratives about animals and nature,… Continue reading

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