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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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Reading Around the World

Q. Hello. Our whole school is going to be participating in a ‘Reading Around the World’ theme next term.  Each class is going to read a book set in a different country, and will be finding out about that country. Please could you recommend some fiction set in different countries, which include plenty of detail about that country’s people and culture? We also need some non-fiction books to help the children with their own research. A.   There…

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Frozen Worlds

Inspired by the BBC’s recent ‘Arctic Live’ programmes, we’ve been revisiting our ‘Frozen Worlds’ booklists. So wrap up warm and take a look at the frozen regions of our planet with some wonderfully snowy books! The incredibly beautiful, yet often deadly, wilds of the Arctic and Antarctic make for a fabulous cross-curricular topic for either KS1 or 2.  The books in our book lists cover subjects from historical expeditions to wildlife habitats and environmental issues. Click on the links…

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China and Chinese New Year

Q. We’re going to be looking at China (country, culture, wildlife etc.) for the first half of next term, to tie in with Chinese New Year in February. Please could you recommend some texts, fiction and non-fiction, suitable for years 1 & 2? A. Thank you for your enquiry. I’m sure I can help to find some great texts for you to share with your class on China and Chinese New Year. Let’s start with…

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