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Look Inside Our World – a Fun Packed Geography Book for Children

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‘Look Inside Our World’ by Emily Bone and Marianna Oklejak takes children on a trip around our planet. They can see what is hidden beneath the surface, what lurks at the bottom of the sea, what the desserts are like, where rivers go to and what tiny insects live in the rainforests. Children will delight in discovering information as they …

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‘See Inside Exploration & Discovery’ by Usborne – An Exciting New Addition

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The first thing that always strikes us about the ‘See Inside’ series is the beautiful presentation. The books are hard-backed, colourful and extremely well illustrated – this latest addition is no different. ‘See Inside Exploration and Discovery‘ by Emily Bone takes children on a journey through time with some of the greatest explorers who ever lived. They begin their exploration …

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The Story of Science – An Inspirational Read for Children

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  My eldest son can not put down ‘The Story of Science’ by Anna Claybourne and Adam Larkum. The best way to describe this title is as a guidebook to science for children. I have two boys who are enthusiastic about science and love nothing more than  conducting experiments. They frequently ask how things were discovered so finding a book …

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Remembering the Holocaust – Children’s Books to Help Tackle a Difficult Subject

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This week marks the 70th Anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. Over 100 million people were killed at the camp during World War Two and it is now the site of the worlds largest Jewish cemetery. People who did not fit into the Nazi world view such as homosexuals and disabled people were also killed, their clothes …

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Our Top 15 Children’s Books for 2014 & Most Wanted 2015

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We have enjoyed a cozy few hours discussing our favourite children’s books from last year and compiling the children’s top ten most wanted books for the coming year. They have consumed countless warm drinks and nibbled on a multitude of  mince pies as they have physically looked back at their favourite books from 2014 next to the warm glow of the …

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Egypt – Our Review of the Usborne Look Inside Mummies and Pyramids Book

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We are learning about Ancient Egypt in history this term. Theo knows quite a lot about the subject already having read books and visited exhibitions in museums based on this ancient civilisation however for my four year old this topic is completely new. Usborne sent him a book to help him explore the tombs of the Ancient Egyptian Pharaohs and …

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Our Review & Giveaway of ‘The Usborne Art Book – About Colour’

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We are an arty family. We love to paint, make, draw, doodle and allow our imaginations to run wild at every given opportunity. My children are encouraged to think creatively and can often be found happily drawing away surrounded by a sea of art equipment.  They were both very pleased to receive a copy of  ‘The Usborne Art Book about …

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Non- Fiction Addiction – See Inside the History of Britain

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If there is one thing that is guaranteed to put a child off learning about history for life, it’s a stuffy old text book peppered with dull, black and white photography of which there are far too many adorning our library shelves. Hooray then for Usborne who continue to breath technicolor, interactive life into this most interesting of subjects.  The …

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Non-Fiction Addiction – Ancient Greeks Sticker Book

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My children are fascinated with Ancient Greece. They relish finding out about the Gods and Goddesses, mythical creatures, city states, wars, leaders and the wealth of discoveries made by this amazing ancient culture. They have read a number of books, created some beautiful pieces of work based on the Greeks and will continue to do so this coming academic year …