In Oliver Twist, there is a wonderful observation... "There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts." That is just so true, but we definitely wouldn't say that about the stories written by Charles Dickens! When he died nearly 150 years ago, he left a legacy of wonderful literature… Continue reading Charles Dickens: Scenes from an Extraordinary Life by Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom
Purchase this book from... Booktopia | Amazon | Book Depository Once there was a monarch called Frederick the Great and he was king of Prussia (Germany) during the Eighteenth Century. There is a legend from his reign which has earned him the nickname, 'Potato King'. This little book expounds the legend of Frederick the Great introducing the… Continue reading The Potato King by Christoph Niemann
Nature is all around us. The rhythm of seasons and life continue as we go about our busy lives, either connected or disconnected in some way. For those that are connected, they make the time to stop and notice the changes in nature outside their home or work, but those who are disconnected will only… Continue reading Nature’s Friend: The Gwen Frostic Story by Lindsey McDivitt
Purchase from Amazon Purchase from Booktopia Purchase from Book Depository Purchase from AbeBooks “Bronze and Sunflower” is a delightful story about a family living in the Jiangsu province, China during the 1960/70s Cultural Revolution. A little orphaned girl, (Sunflower) is adopted by a poor family in the neighbouring village where she and her new brother… Continue reading Bronze and Sunflower by Cao Wenxuan
Every now and then, a book comes along that makes you jump with joy, and this is one of them! I started reading it, then I had to hunt through my 10 year old daughter’s room to find it as she kept taking it to read for herself!
I don’t think any child is too young to be introduced to the great playwright, William Shakespeare. They may not necessarily read his writings at age six, but they can definitely hear the plays in story form and read simple books about the man himself. This publication, “Will’s Words” by Jane Sutcliffe is an excellent book… Continue reading Will’s Words How William Shakespeare Changed the Way You Talk by Jane Sutcliffe