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Reading for pleasure: 10 + simple ideas to inspire your child to read more.

It’s #ChildrensBookWeek so I thought I’d give you some ideas around reading for pleasure. Reading for pleasure is so important for children & it can benefit your child’s education, social…

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Reading for pleasure: 10 + simple ideas to inspire your child to read more.

It’s #ChildrensBookWeek so I thought I’d give you some ideas around reading for pleasure. Reading for pleasure is so important for children & it can benefit your child’s education, social and cognitive development, their wellbeing, and their mental health. Reading with children can help to create a […]

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Books to Help Children Grieve the Death of a Pet.

  We love our pets – we have 3 dogs & 2 cats & have loved & lost other beloved dogs & cats as our kids grew up. No matter what your age, losing a pet is hard. For many kids, though, the death of a pet […]

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Children’s Books about Refugees & Immigration

  The tragic events in Afghanistan have affected everyone & you may like to read some books that start conversations around events that help your children to understand the plight of refugees. Here is a collection of books recommended by a community of primary teachers, TAs, children’s authors, librarians and book […]

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Online Children’s Book Festival – June 26th and 27th 2021 and YOU’RE INVITED!

  Little did I know when I started #TheSueAtkinsBookClub to help parents in a pandemic that it would blossom & bloom into such a vibrant enthusiastic, creative & collaborative group of authors We now have our FREE online Book Festival with Independent Thinking Worldwide https://www.independentthinking.co.uk/itl-online/childrens-book-festival/ and YOU […]

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Children’s Books About Dads to Celebrate Dads All Year Round!

When it’s Father’s Day I always miss my wonderful Dad as he was just such a wonderful person, charismatic, kind, thoughtful, funny and great, great fun. From my Dad I learnt my values, my confidence, my tenacity. From my Dad I learnt compassion, finding the balance in […]

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READ WITH PRIDE

June is GLBT Book Month This LGBTQ+ lineup proves love is always stronger than hate.   Some titles are familiar favourites, others are new releases, and a few more are soon-to-be released. The first calendar shows middle grades chapter books, and the second calendar displays some picture […]

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The Best Selection of Multicultural and Social Justice Books for Children

Guide for Selecting Anti-Bias Children’s Books By Louise Derman-Sparks Here is a really helpful guide to choosing books for your kids. Children’s books continue to be an invaluable source of information and values. They reflect the attitudes in our society about diversity, power relationships among different groups […]

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26 Recommended Hispanic and Latino Books for Children.

  Diversity Matters and particularly in the books we read and share with children. These children’s books celebrate Hispanic and Latino culture in unique, wonderful ways. Have fun exploring this slideshow from parents.com   Here are 40 Children’s Picture Books To Celebrate Hispanic Heritage from Hispanic Mama […]

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30 Children’s Books on Indian Culture & Festivals

Nisha, creator of Love Laugh Mirch, shares some of her favourite books that teach children about Indian culture, festivals and language below. Click here to explore

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Books to help children learn about Jewish culture and antisemitism

In order to be anti-racist it’s important to educate yourself and those around you about Jewish history, culture and faith, and a great way to do this is through literature that explores Jewish issues. While adults can learn more about Jews through a variety of publications, including […]

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20 Recommended Black Children’s Books

  If you’re buying books for children you might want to consider more inclusive texts, particularly in light of the CLPE and Booktrust’s latest research on ethnic representation in UK publishing. Fabia Turner from Candid Cocoa is a former teacher and books editor, and currently a member of the Critics of […]

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Children’s Books That Celebrate Muslim Culture.

Whether you’re from a Muslim family looking for more representation in children’s literature, or a teacher or parent of non-Muslim children wanting to better understand and celebrate Muslim culture, there are so many wonderful storytellers in the kids’ lit community who have contributed to essential, diverse narratives […]

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