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The Learning Garden | My First Books

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‘The Learning Garden – My First Books’ by Aino-Maija Metsola. There are three brand new additions to the already eye-catching Learning Garden children’s book series – ‘My first Words’, ‘My First Colours and Shapes’ and ‘My First Animals’. The series, which has received international acclaim, has been published in sixteen languages worldwide and it’s easy to see why. Each book …

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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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Christmas Countdown – Board Books From Wee Gallery

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‘Vroom, Zoom‘ and ‘Farm‘ are beautifully designed books with bold monochromatic pictures which appeal to babies and toddlers. You can take a look at the interactive features by watching the video at the end of the review. ‘Vroom, Zoom‘ is a sound and listen book. The interactive buttons on each page let the child hear the sound of the vehicle …

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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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‘Pandora’ A Modern Day Fable

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‘ The imaginative book ‘Pandora‘ is absolutely stunning. Victoria Turnbull manages to weave a highly emotive, rich, lyrical tale while using very few words – she has a natural gift for storytelling. The illustrations are dream-like transcending any familiar landscape and transporting the reader to a world of wistful wonder. The pages will draw children in as they study every …

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‘Could a Tiger Walk a Tightrope?’ A Roaringly Good Read.

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In this brightly illustrated book children take a fun look at the life of a Bengal tiger. The facts are presented in an amusing and engaging question and answer format. The lighthearted approach to the book helps children retain the information. At the back of the book children can explore a map to see where they live in relation to …

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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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T-Veg – The Tale of a Carrot Crunching Dinosaur

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‘T-Veg The Tale of a Carrot Crunching Dinosaur’ by Smriti Prasadam-Halls & Katherina Manolessou is a story with a very strong message for children. The idea of a vegetarian T-rex is hugely entertaining for youngsters yet there is an underlying lesson – that it is okay to be different. Reginald the dinosaur is not like his friends and family. He …