Poetry Books For Kids

Wednesday, 15, Jun, 2016

A lot of people automatically reach for story books when looking for something to read with their children but there are plenty of benefits from reading poetry; it teaches rhythm, encourages emotive speech and vocabulary and gives children something a bit different to keep that spark of interest alive. Here are a few poetry books to try out with your little ones, whether you're reading with them or to them. Dirty Beasts- Roald Dahl. This collection of poems are all short funny stories about an ....

Top British Authors

Sunday, 24, Apr, 2016

This week has seen the Queen's 90th birthday, St.George's Day and William Shakespeare's birthday and 400th anniversary of his death so in celebration of all things British, here are some of the country's best children's authors. Roald Dahl. Born in Cardiff, Roald Dahl wrote dozens of books and poems that continue to be popular today and many of which have been turned into plays and films such as 'Matilda' and 'The Witches'. He also wrote the screenplay for 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang'. Dahl was a ....

Books About Friendship

Monday, 11, Apr, 2016

One of the many fantastic things about reading is that they can help make sense of the world around us so they are the perfect tool for figuring out friendships, which are constantly changing and evolving as children grow up. Here are a few that you can try depending on your child's age and interests to help explain friendship and resolve issues surrounding it. Sharing a Shell. (Julia Donaldson) This fun rhyming story tells the tale of a hermit crab, an anemone and a bristleworm as they l ....