Posts Tagged ‘books’

Book review: A novel for all you adults who miss a good fairytale…

Apr 04 2013

I have always loved fairytales. I remember making my Grandma act out Snow White with me when I was a little girl. At university I studied their evolution and it turns out, unsurprisingly when you think about it, that in their original forms they are in no way suitable for children. The same can be said of Bitter Greens, Kate Forsyth’s beautiful new novel that breathes life into the Rapunzel story.

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Win 1 of 5 ‘Danny Strikes out in America’ pawtographed books

Mar 11 2013

Danny is very excited because he is going to America. Danny is a ‘Reading Dog’. He goes into schools to help children read. This year he has been invited to spend a few weeks with the Corridor Therapy Dogs in Iowa. He makes lots of new friends; Princess Stella, Major Rascal, Jesse Junior and Sir Sonny. Somehow they all end up in the VIP area of Cedar Rapids’ Baseball Stadium. However did you manage that Danny?

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Meet Jane Hissey, ‘mother’ of ‘Ruby, Blue and Blanket’ and the ‘Old Bear’ series

Feb 25 2013

Meet inspiring and much loved author and illustrator Jane Hissey in this exclusive interview for the London Mums magazine. Best known for her Old Bear series, Jane’s beautifully illustrated picture books have been loved by children around the world for over 25 years. 10 years after her last Old Bear title, she returns to write and illustrate for a new generation of readers with three new colourful and exciting characters in Ruby, Blue and Blanket.

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Great new books for children

Jan 30 2013

Here is a selection of great new books for children selected by London Mums.

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Sylvester and the New Year

Dec 25 2012

The legend of Sylvester and his annual journey to Earth with the New Year comes to life in this wonderful fairytale. This beautifully illustrated story will become a family favourite for every New Year.

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