Picture books: a way for children to better understand stressful situations — Tiny Owl Publishing

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How picture books can help to discuss difficult topics. By Samantha Brown* When one of my friends, Katie, was five years old, her dad suddenly died. Not really sure how to explain it to her young daughter, Katie’s mom turned to a picture book. This book introduced Katie to the topic of death and helped…

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Book Review: The Wooden Camel — Book Monsters

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Book Monsters HQ has been very busy of late, so blog posts a little sparse. However, we’re back and have sniffed out and taken bites from some fantastic books. First up we visit Lantana Publishing who’s ethos is to ensure every child recognises themselves in books they read. Therefore Lantana Publishing have been producing unique…

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Book Reviews: The Big Bad Mood / Everyone …

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The Big Bad Mood Tom Jamieson and Olga Demidova Bloomsbury Children’s Books Beware the Big Bad Mood; he’s always lurking somewhere around on the off-chance that you’ll be having one of those days when everything in the world seems to be conspiring to ruffle your feathers and make you feel thoroughly bad tempered. It’s such […]

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Explore the outdoors during National Bookstart Week!

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National Bookstart Week will be held from 5 – 11 June 2017. This year’s theme encourages outdoor exploration, their chosen book Everybunny Dance! by Ellie Sandall – a lovely story about friendship is guaranteed to get your little ones moving outdoors whatever the weather.

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Book Review: My Daddy is a Silly Monkey/ The Dictionary of Dads

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46bfec_a203a381e44c49958dbbd0697159460b~mv2My Daddy is a Silly Monkey Dianne Hofmeyr and Carol Thompson Otter-Barry Books A little girl shares with readers, the characteristics of her dad, likening him first thing in the morning, to a huge, yawning, grizzly, grouchy bear. Then as he performs his ablutions, a toothily grinning crocodile … He becomes octopus-like as he texts, […]

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