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Christmas Countdown | Win An Educational Bayard Magazine Subscription

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There are a host of magazines available from the shelves of news agents and supermarkets. On closer inspection most of these are mainly filled with adverts, don’t have a great educational content and often come with a hefty price tag. When the French publisher Bayard Magazines asked if we would like to review a selection of their educational magazines we …

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‘A Tower of Giraffes’ – A Charming Read

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‘A Tower of Giraffes – Animal Bunches’ written and illustrated by Anna Wright. This beautifully presented book will be enjoyed by adults and children. The name given to a group of animals is revealed on each page and is accompanied by interesting information about the creatures. The reader will learn the names of some peculiar groups of animals such as …

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‘The Children’s Animal Atlas’ – A Children’s Book.

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The Children’s Animal Atlas’ written by Barbara Taylor and illustrated by Katrin Wiehle. In this colourful book children are taken on an exciting interactive tour of the animal kingdom. They are introduced to the indigenous creatures from countries across the globe as they simultaneously learn about essential geographical information. Included with the book are over 150 stickers, a spotters guide …

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‘Mabrook!’ A Book About Muslim Weddings.

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‘ This vibrantly designed book explores Muslim wedding ceremonies across the world. It focuses on the diversity within the Islamic faith which is an unusual theme to come across in a children’s picture book. The author poetically and effectively explains the differences between the ceremonies while describing the sacred vows and promises common to them all. The reader is taken …

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Terry Perkins and his Upside Down Frown

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‘Terry Perkins and his Upside Down Frown‘ is a quirky story about a very different little boy. At the beginning of the tale little Terry can not make his words come out properly. This makes him very frustrated, incredibly sad and turns his once happy expression into a permanent frown . His caring mum takes him to a doctor who …

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A Refreshing Take on a Fairy Tale – How the Library (Not the Prince) Saved Rapunzel

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‘How the Library (Not the Prince) Saved Rapunzel’ by Wendy Meddour and Rebecca Ashdown takes an original look at the old story. It is a great read for boys and girls who are exposed to a very different sort of fairy tale princess. In this tale Rapunzel is not just a pretty girl waiting to be rescued by her prince …

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Life as a Refugee in Britain – ‘Azzi In Between’

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‘Azzi In Between‘ by Sarah Garland tells the story of a young girl who has to leave her war-torn country and move to Britain. Along with her family she  has to make a frightening and difficult journey by car and boat to reach the new country. She is faced with learning a new language, finding a new home and watching her …

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Dinosaurs & Mammoths – Two Fact Filled Picture Books to Delight Youngsters

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‘Woolly Mammoth‘ and ‘Dino –Dinners‘ are both written by the award winning team Nick Manning and Brita Granstrom. The books are endorsed by The National History Museum and include the latest discoveries about dinosaurs and mammoths. In ‘Dino – Dinners‘ children can find out who eats what and who eats who. The illustrations are colourful and on occasion slightly graphic …

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History for Kids – ‘London Through Time’

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We were very excited when we received a copy of ‘London Through Time‘ by Angela McAllister and Nick Maland. The fold-out concertina format is an ingenious way to make history fun for children. As the panels are unfolded a continuous street scene is revealed with each panel taking children back to a different point in the capital’s history. It is …

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Feed Children’s Dinosaur Addiction with the ‘Bone Collection: Dinosaurs’

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‘Bone Collection: Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Animals‘ by Camilla de le Bedoyere and Rob Colson is no ordinary dinosaur encyclopedia. The book takes a look under the skin and the flesh of dinosaurs to find some truly amazing skeletal structures. As the title suggests the book focuses on the bones of some of the most fascinating animals to have ever …