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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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‘Blame My Brain’ Essential Reading For Teenagers & Parents

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This book is essential reading for teenagers and parents. Nicola Morgan clearly states that she is not a scientist but she is incredibly good at conveying complex scientific information in an easy to digest way. ‘Blame My Brain’ explains the latest theories on why teenagers think and act in different ways to adults. It goes into detail about the way …

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A Home Educating September

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October has arrived bringing with it a chill and a whoosh amber autumn leaves. We have a lot of activities pencilled in for this month including an archeological workshop, an archeological dig and a spot of bookmaking in one of England’s oldest libraries. It should be enormously fun and educational as long as we avoid the seasonal illnesses which creep up …

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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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Celebrate Biology Week 2016 – Free Resources

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The Royal Society of Biology has a number of resources available to help people celebrate. Children can make ‘what is biology’ fortune tellers, make LEGO stem cells, discover how mushrooms get their spots with a fun activity , make their own garden and much more. The society also have kits available to borrow although this is aimed  at to groups. I …

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‘Counting Lions’ Our Children’s Choice Book of the Month

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The book is stunning. Poetically written facts about endangered creatures are complimented by full page charcoal drawings. Virginia McKenna OBE, the founder of the Born Free Foundation, has written the stirring forward. She urges the reader to look at the beauty of animals and do all that we can to save them. One hundred years ago there were 100,000 tigers …

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Bring Science to Life with Two Beautiful Books by Meredith Hooper

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‘The Drop in my Drink – The Story of Water on Our Planet’ and The Pebble in my Pocket – A History of Our Earth’ by Meredith Hooper. It is incredibly hard to do justice to either of these books. Each one is an expertly written, factually accurate science book yet both are poetic and gentle. The incredibly beautiful full …

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‘Outside – A Guide to Discovering Nature’

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‘Outside – A Guide to Discovering Nature’ is a beautifully designed guide to the natural world. It has been written by Maria Ana Peixe Dias and Ines Teixeira do Rosario who are both natural history experts. Their depth of knowledge and passion for nature is evident in the comprehensive text. This offering could easily have been compiled as a dry …

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How This Home Educating Family Spent Their Summer

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When the schools break up for the long summer holidays what do home educators do? I’m not sure about everyone else but I can share with you a little of what we got up to this summer. Some of the families I know carry on with their normal routine, others ditch all the work and some, like us, just go …