Giraffe Problems – Youth Services Book Review

Giraffe Problems– Jory John, Illustrated by Lane Smith. Random House, 2018. 9781524772031. Format: Hardcover. Rating:1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Genre: Picture Book What did you like about the book? Edward the Giraffe is very self-conscious about his neck. He admires the necks of his fellow animals (the lion’s neck is “adorned with a […]

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Book Review – Angry Cookie ~ Red Reading Hub

Angry Cookie

Angry Cookie Laura Dockrill and Maria Karipidou Walker Books Who can resist the words of the chief protagonist on the back cover: “Don’t even think about opening this book, you nosy noodle. I’m warning you. I am very angry.” Of course, like me you will immediately open the book and discover that Cookie IS angry, […]

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Why experience matters in teaching — Education & Skills Today

By Francisco AvvisatiAnalyst, Directorate for Education and SkillsPhoto credit: KT King/FlickrIt often takes years of reflective practice to master complex, non-routine jobs. And few jobs today are more sophisticated and complex than teaching.As parents and citizens, we expect students to leave schools not only with a solid foundation in reading, mathematics and other subjects; we…

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Book Review: What Does the Crocodile Say? — Red Reading Hub

What does crocodile say

What Does the Crocodile Say? Eva Montanari Book Island A really smashing ‘starting nursery’ book is this one from author/illustrator, Eva Montanari starring a little crocodile on his very first day at nursery. Mama wakes him, baths him, dresses him; they eat breakfast together and off they go. At the door, teacher elephant greets parent […]

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All Are Welcome — Youth Services Book Review

All Are Welcome – Alexandra Penfold, illustrated by Suzanne Kaufman, Alfred A, Knopf, 9780525579656, 2018 Format:Hardcover Picture Book Rating: 1-5: (5 is an excellent or a Starred Review) 4 What did you like about the book? Colorful, fun artwork shows children of every nationality playing and working together. I love the way this book portrays the […]

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Book Review: Cinderfella ~ Red Reading Hub

cinderfella

Cinderfella Malachy Doyle and Matt Hunt Walker Books I do love a fractured fairy tale and Malachy Doyle has smashed the Cinderella story well and truly with this funky, bang up-to-date rendition. The star of the show is undoubtedly Cinderfella himself but he has two thoroughly undesirable, enormously lazy, extremely bossy older brothers named Gareth […]

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Book Review: Shifty Gifty and Slippery Sam – The Missing Masterpiece ~ Red Reading Hub

Shifty

Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam The Missing Masterpiece Tracey Corderoy and Steven Lenton Nosy Crow A fox with a penchant for paintings – really? Yes really; one going by the name of Cunningham Sly and he steals them – in Paris no less. However, that’s where the famous canine bakers Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam […]

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