Talkback: Who the heck is Harry Hastings? Read all about his History Heroes|
On 21/04/2011 in forum
Harry Hastings is most definitely enthusiastic, and full of passion for history!! i was taught by him, when at his school, and we were invol...
Harry Hastings is most definitely enthusiastic, and full of passion for history!! i was taught by him, when at his school, and we were involved in trialling the earlier versions of the game. I even managed to beat Harry at his own game - a very proud moment!! ( I did however lose...
Learning to love books|
On 21/11/2012 in Education
Tips and advice on encouraging your child to read
A good book has the power to stay with you forever, and being able to read is a vital life skill that opens the doors to a world of fact and fiction. As parents and readers, we know how pleasurable and exciting reading can be. But for children
Could your child be dyslexic?|
On 08/11/2012 in Education
If your child has difficulty with reading, help is at hand
If your child is having difficulty with reading, she may have a particular problem. Dyslexia affects 10 per cent of the population to varying degrees. Children with dyslexia find reading a slow and tiring chore, so it is hardly surprising
Five happy children's books|
On 03/04/2012 in Books
Spread a little joy with these uplifting reads
to get it back. Lovely childlike illustrations and imaginative visuals make this an arresting read while the neat little twist should indeed raise a smile from your child.
Out-Of-This-World Books About The Moon|
On 03/10/2011 in Books
Nurture your child's lunar curiosity with these cosmic reads
by surreal, dreamlike illustrations makes for a perfect slumbertime read, while a series of fact pages about the moon and nocturnal animals provide an educational slant. Ages 1–7.
Five amazing art picture books|
On 20/03/2012 in Books
Inspire a creative child with these vibrant reads
Miffy At The Gallery by Dick Bruna (Egmont, £4.99)Bruna's ever adorable bunny-girl takes a trip to the gallery and wonders if she, herself might become an artist one day in this gentle and simple read. A perfect introduction to the concept
Five really wild books about nature|
On 19/04/2012 in Books
Inspire your child's love of wildlife with these green reads
, Sidman's swirling text dances amongst the lush imagery making for a truly evocative read.
Wildlife activity books for families|
On 15/05/2012 in Books
Take inspiration from these fresh and wild reads
flora and fauna make this an absorbing read which may inspire children to begin recording their own findings. A particularly charming touch is the abundance of poetic quotes from the likes of Wordsworth and Rudyard Kipling, peppered throughout the
Harry Potter and Wimpy Kid amongst children’s top 10 books|
On 08/02/2013 in Books
Schoolchildren vote in their favourite reads for National Libraries Day
in the top ten schoolchildren’s choice, they both placed highly in the list of most read authors across surveyed age groups.The most popular books of 2013, as voted for by 300,144 UK schoolchildren are:1. Glass Houses: The Morganville Vampires by Rachel
Wendy Cooling's top five children's books|
On 22/11/2012 in Books
The founder of Bookstart picks some of her favourite children's reads
Peek-A-Boo! by Jan Ormerod (Bodley Head, £3.99)A perfect board book that invites baby to join in with the game – and so the reading, too. Beautiful babies and flaps to lift on every page make this a definite winner.