Blog Posts tagged: parents

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Children's Book of the Month: Super Gran

Check out this month's children's book recommendation: a laugh-out-loud adventure story from Forrest Wilson. We have 5 copies to give away!

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Children’s Book of the Month: Beaky Malone, World’s Greatest Liar

Check out this month's children's book recommendation: a laugh-out-loud story from bestselling author Barry Hutchison. We have 5 copies to give away!

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Children’s Book of the Month: Calum’s New Team

Check out this month's children's book recommendation: a fabulous football debut from Danny Scott. We have 5 copies to give away!

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10 of my Favourite Mother-Daughter Relationships in Children's Books

Queen of tween Karen McCombie's new novel, The OMG Blog!, is a hilarious look at what happens when a group of teenage girls' mums push them too far! The world of children's books is full of memorable mother-daughter relationships - in this post, Karen tells us about some of her favourites.

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6 Ways to Encourage Reluctant Readers

It can feel like a struggle trying to get a reluctant reader interested in books. But don't lose heart - people just have different paths into reading. The right book IS out there - you just need to know where to look. Our schools team offer their top tips to engage a reluctant reader in this blog post.

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Teens' Book of the Month: Riverkeep

Debut YA author Martin Stewart tells us about the story behind Riverkeep, and we've got 5 copies to give away!

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10 Augmented Reality Apps That Will Amaze You

Augmented reality apps are big on the wow factor - whether you're an adult or a child you'll be amazed by the way they can digitally enhance the real world around us! In this blog post, technology and school libraries consultant Bev Humphrey shares her favourite apps to digitally enhance books. Prepare to be app-solutely amazed (sorry).

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Darren Shan's Top Tips for Writing Horror Stories

Darren Shan's celebrated Zom-Best series reaches its conclusion with Zom-Best: Goddess, available now! To celebrate the culmination of this fantastic series, we asked Darren for his top tips on writing horror. As Darren explains, it's about a lot more than blood and guts...

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11 Great Graphic Novel Apps

Graphic novels are exploding in popularity right now, both in the physical and digital worlds! In this blog post, school libraries and technology consultant Bev Humphrey gives the lowdown on some of the best graphic novel apps for iOS and Android devices.

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Children's Book of the Month: To Wee or Not To Wee!

Pamela Butchart tells us all about her hilarious new book of Shakespeare retellings, and we've got five copies to give away!

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