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Symptoms to Take Notice of in Children

The NHS has been facing ever-increasing pressures in recent years, with slashed budgets, staff shortages and lack of resources taking its toll on the quality of care. One of the many ways we commonly see the impact of these pressures is in waiting times for GP…

Mother of the Bride Guide

The day you’ve dreamed of for years has finally arrived! Your little girl is all grown up and has chosen a partner to start her life with, and you are officially a MoB -- Mother of the Bride! While congratulatory remarks are appropriate at this juncture, so are a few…

How to Through A Larger Than Life Small Wedding on a Budget

This one is as simple as crowdfunding your honeymoon. It might sound strange at first, but do you really need another blender or set of dinner plates? Instead of having your guests purchase a bunch of things you’ll end up trying to return anyway, why not let them chip in for…

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The Adventures of Anuk: The First Leap by Suzanne Mondoux

The fantastic adventures of Anuk and her friends.

As this amazing adventure story opens we are with Anuk, it is her sixteenth birthday and her life is about to change forever!

Adopted by Julea and Lucca, who are mammal beings, Anuk has had a wonderfully happy childhood, at the hostelry they run. However, on this, her…

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Added by Susan Keefe on April 17, 2018 at 8:25am — No Comments

Mommy & Mikel Go for a Walk by Ann Morris

A walk in the park turns into an amazing adventure for mommy & Mikel.

Memories of the lovely times spent by the author with her son Mikel are the inspiration for this wonderful story.

As parents we know how important it is to keep our children safe, however children don’t always understand. So, through this story…

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Added by Susan Keefe on April 6, 2018 at 12:45pm — No Comments

Everything is Different by Ann Morris

Exciting times are ahead when Brett visits England.

Brett and his dad visit England where so many things are different, and in this lovely book he learns that different is not necessarily wrong.

From the moment Brett stepped onto the plane he knew he was in for a great adventure. He and his dad had been…

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Added by Susan Keefe on March 28, 2018 at 12:12pm — No Comments

Surprise in Auntie's Garden! by Ann Morris

Erin makes a wonderful discovery in her auntie’s garden.

This beautiful book is a wonderful way to teach children about nature, and the main characters in it are the author and her niece and God-daughter Erin.

Erin and her auntie have shared a special enjoyment of the garden since Erin was a baby, when looking at the…

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Added by Susan Keefe on March 23, 2018 at 12:45pm — No Comments

Absurdimals: Lola Goes to School by Gwendolyn Javor

Lola the Belephant says be different, be an Aburdismal!

The author of this amazing children’s book, Gwendolyn Javor is on a mission, and the mission is to reach out to children and through her wonderful storytelling teach them that it is okay to be different. Her passion for the subject has led to the birth of the…

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Added by Susan Keefe on March 15, 2018 at 10:13am — No Comments

Dynomike: Love Bug by Frankie B. Rabbit

Children learn to unlock the power of love with a hug.

Valentine’s Day is a special day where people express their love, however the power of love, and the feeling of being loved every day is immeasurable. Hugs are something which hopefully all children receive a lot of, and in this very special children’s book the power of a hug to show someone how much they are loved and…

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Added by Susan Keefe on February 9, 2018 at 11:10am — No Comments

Book Review: Oh No! When a Parent Goes Away

Oh No! When a Parent Goes Away

By Dakota King-White

Illustrated by Tyrus Goshay

 

This is a unique picture book for kids about a serious topic: how a child can cope when a parent goes to prison and isn’t coming home for a long while. It is a book that will educate as well as enlighten with expert advice on how a child can cope.

 

    Duane is a seven-year-old boy who has recently discovered that his…

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Added by Irene Roth on January 25, 2018 at 1:14pm — No Comments

Welcome to a world where stories come alive: The Anne Stairmand’s World

The true alchemists do not change lead into gold, they change the world to words”

~ William H. Gass

There is a kind of passion that stick its claws into you and will never let  you go.

It drives you, lures you, pushes you until you accept it and use it. This kind of passion usually leads to magic.

This passion is the passion that hooked its claws into Anne Stairmand. The passion to turn the world she sees through her eyes into words- and what a world it…

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Added by Julia Gomes on January 20, 2018 at 2:19pm — No Comments

Sunshine’s Excellent Adventures by Reggie and Anita Hill

The amazing adventures of a very special kitten.

 

This is an absolutely enchanting little story which my granddaughter adored, about a real kitten and some of his adventures.

Sunshine is a really special kitten in lots of ways. Now I can hear you thinking that all kittens are special, however Sunshine really is special, he has something about him which is…

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Added by Susan Keefe on January 19, 2018 at 6:40am — No Comments

Li Bai's Shadow: Book Review

This was an amazing read! Once I started, I couldn’t stop reading and pondering it. It is a book that I will read and probably re-read in time.

 

The book is about a young girl, Caitlin Wang. The heart-warming tale follows the child of this young girl with OCD. She has an imaginary friend, Li Bai. He only exists in her mind now. But she clearly sees him in her dollhouse.

 

Li Bai is not a complete imaginary figure though. He did exist in 700 AD. So, despite the…

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Added by Irene Roth on December 20, 2017 at 4:51pm — No Comments

NEIGHBORS: The Yard Critters TOO by George Held

Discover which critters could live in YOUR neighborhood.

After reading the beautifully written and highly entertaining NEIGHBORS: The Yard Critters, Book 1, I was really looking forward to sitting down with my granddaughter to read this,…

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Added by Susan Keefe on December 18, 2017 at 11:08am — No Comments

Philippe The Black Sheep/Philippe Le Mouton Noir by Joan Dupont

Philippe proves that dreams really can come true!

This is an enchanting story about a courageous black lamb called Philippe, he’s not your ordinary lamb, no following the flock for him, he knows what he wants out of life!

You see Philippe wants to…

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Added by Susan Keefe on December 1, 2017 at 9:49am — No Comments

A Classroom Downloadable Empathy Kit | Understanding Immigration and Refugees

Understanding Immigration and Refugees | A free kit for Teachers, Parents, Librarians and Caregivers

As our fifth Multicultural Children’s Book Day holiday approaches on January 27, 2018, we are thrilled to have you as part of our amazing community of supporters! With enthusiasm, optimism and hope, we are preparing for MCBD 2017 and hope you will, again, join our celebration of diversity through children's…

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Added by Rebecca Flansburg on November 1, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments

The Treebobs and the Dizzy Beroomsticks

Declan Harney brings alive the magical art of storytelling in this wonderfully engaging tale starring his amazing Treebobs, lovely fairies, wicked witches and a host of woodland folk. Simply enchanting, with beautifully illustrations, The Treebobs and the Dizzy Broomsticks is guaranteed to capture the heart and imagination of every child.…

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Added by Susan Keefe on October 23, 2017 at 6:01am — No Comments

Dynomike: Magical Space (Children’s Mindfulness Book, Rhyming Bedtime Stories for Kids) by Mr Frankie B. Rabbit

How to change your rainy days into sunny ones.

Some days you get up and everything goes wrong, it seems as if the world is against you. Poor Dynomike is having just such a day! As soon as the alarm clock goes off things start to go wrong, and before he even gets to the school bus disaster…

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Added by Susan Keefe on June 21, 2017 at 10:43am — No Comments

Jug Valley Mysteries PHOTOFIT MYSTERY (Jug Valley Mystery Series Book 4) by Anne Digby

Mysterious things are happening after dark….

In this exciting adventure Handles and Spouts Incorporated, or Hands for short have to use all their detective skills to discover the answer to the Photofit…

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Added by Susan Keefe on May 31, 2017 at 7:25am — No Comments

Links for Jug Valley Mysteries BOYS v GIRLS (Book 1) by Anne Digby

So who are the best detectives - the boys or the girls?

This story is set in the town of Jugminster, where twins Tim and Amy Dalladay live in the ramshackle old Knoll House, with their parents and younger brother,…

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Added by Susan Keefe on May 11, 2017 at 10:49am — No Comments

Adventures of Little Yaga and Her Friends by L.B. O'Milla

This is a magical story about a very special girl called Little Yaga, who belongs to an extraordinary race of forest people. Little Yaga lives with her grandmother, Big Yaga, in a special hut, deep in a mysterious…

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Added by Susan Keefe on May 9, 2017 at 9:28am — No Comments

Marie and Mr Bee by Margaret Welwood

Important life lessons from Marie and Mr Bee

In this wonderful children’s book we meet Marie, who is a lovely happy little girl who just happens to be in a wheelchair, and for me this is a very important element of this book and one which makes it extra…

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Added by Susan Keefe on April 18, 2017 at 10:25am — No Comments

Book Themes #1: Books About Reading Books

 This week I'm sharing a theme featuring picture books about reading books. The books below can engage young readers to discover wacky characters who love books and reading. As always, happy reading!

One of the many cool things about picture books is that they can be themed based. What I…

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Added by Kristi Bernard on March 30, 2017 at 7:26pm — No Comments

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