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100 best books for children BookTrust

Details: This is our list of the 100 best books for children from the last 100 years. It is the ultimate booklist to read before you're 14, with books for children 0-5, 6-8, 9-11 and 12-14 years.

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10 must-read children's books by Black authors and

Details: 10 must-read children's books by Black authors and illustrators, chosen by Sharna Jackson. Published on: 10 August 2021 Author: Sharna Jackson We're so excited to have teamed up with Knights Of and the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE) to produce Happy Here - a brilliant new anthology of stories from Black British authors and illustrators with an …

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5 brilliant must-read children's books by Russian authors

Details: A wise and heartwarming story by famous Russian children writer Marina Aromshtam and wonderfully illustrated by award-winning Victoria Semykina, a Russian-born illustrator who lives in Italy. Victoria is a truly amazing artist and I cannot stop looking at the visual poetry of her pictures. 4. Catlantis.

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Top 10 Fictional Diaries BookTrust

Details: Different Ways To Get Famous Revealed Here By Experts

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10 real-life mysteries that no one has ever solved …

Details: The famous German author Goethe said he met his identical "double" when out riding one day. Can there be an exact copy of you or someone else, or is it some strange form of dream or imagination? Fish Rain and Other Weird Falling Objects. Sometimes strange stuff falls out of the sky for no apparent reason. There have been reports of many kinds

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Here are the young activists that can make the world a

Details: Although Greta is now a famous face, known the world over, her journey as a political activist started out small. Between August and September 2018, Greta protested every day outside parliament, demanding that the Swedish government reduce carbon emissions.

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Myths and stories behind beautiful trees from all over the

Details: Myths and stories behind trees from all over the world. Discover yet more reasons to love and care for our beautiful planet in this new picture book that highlights the importance of trees for different cultures, past and present. Perfect for summer, Under the Canopy: Trees Around the World (Nobrow Press) is a celebration of all things woody

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9 brilliant stories for children celebrating Chinese

Details: 1. Cheeky Monkey: Animal Signs Series by Xue Lin, illustrated by Jian Zhi Qiu (Snowflake Books) This light-hearted story celebrates the original legend of the famous Chinese Monkey King. Every Chinese child knows about this special, magical monkey from the ancient classic text Journey to the West; the moral of the story is all about working

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Myths and legends: Read the very best children books that

Details: Less well loved than her most famous book, The Dark Is Rising, this sequel is just as thrilling, taking her hero Will Stanton, an Old One tasked with defending the Light, to Wales to convalesce after an illness. There, he’s drawn into battle with an ancient spirit of the Dark and sinister grey foxes that no mortal can see.

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10 crazy things you need to know about Alice in Wonderland

Details: Before Carroll, there weren't many books so openly strange and surreal. Writers and painters from the Surrealist movement, like Salvador Dali, have been famous fans of Lewis Carroll, for the way he takes everyday things and make them odd and dreamlike. Even a lot of silly humour we see today probably owes a debt to Carroll's nonsensical books.

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LGBTQ books for children aged 8-12 BookTrust

Details: This magical book of non-fiction bedtime stories been an international smash. Originally funded via Kickstarter, and gloriously illustrated, a series of famous and unjustifiably obscure women each receive a mini bio. Included is Coy Mathis, a trans girl. If only they’d called it "about Rebel Girls": this one should be read by everyone.

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The best fictional aunts BookTrust

Details: The following day, I messaged my friend Michael, who has perfect recall for children's literature. He was on a train in Berlin but replied instantly, 'Aunt Fanny in The Famous Five, classic background aunt'. It was a good suggestion.

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Rhymes in early childhood BookTrust

Details: Rhymes in the early years. For many, sharing a book with a child is a cherished activity. Children love rhyming texts and will actively chose them over other books. The pleasure of the rhyme is in the strong rhythm, created by the alternation of stressed and unstressed syllables. Repetition and predictability can make both the rhyming word and

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10 thrilling books for budding explorers, chosen by Vashti

Details: 10 thrilling books for budding explorers, chosen by Vashti Hardy. Published on: 08 May 2018 Author: Vashti Hardy Author Vashti Hardy knows a thing or two about what makes a thrilling adventure for children - that's what makes her book Brightstorm such a rip-roaring read!. Now she's chosen ten more books that will get budding adventurers all fired up

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10 fantastic children's books about wildlife, chosen by

Details: 10 fantastic children's books about wildlife, chosen by Nicola Davies. Published on: 12 February 2018 Author: Nicola Davies We know that the world around us is precious, but books can be a brilliant reminder of that.

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The best children's books of 2019, chosen by top authors

Details: The best kids' books of 2019, chosen by top authors and illustrators. Published on: 05 December 2019 Author: Emily Drabble 2019 has been another amazing year for children's books! BookTrust's Emily Drabble asked authors and illustrators including Waterstones Children's Laureate Cressida Cowell, BookTrust President Michael Morpurgo, Patrice Lawrence, Julia …

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5 best children's books set on islands, chosen by Cat

Details: 5 best children's books set on islands, chosen by Cat Doyle. Published on: 16 August 2018 Author: Cat Doyle The Storm-Keeper's Island is a fantastic new adventure set on the island of Arranmore, full of magic, secrets and mysteries.. There's something very special about tales set on islands, so we asked The Storm-Keeper's Island author Cat Doyle to tell us about …

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What to read after Enid Blyton BookTrust

Details: Get top recommendations and book ideas for what to read after Enid Blyton. Whether you're hooked on The Famous Five, Malory Towers or The Magic Faraway Tree, you're sure to find a new story you'll love with our tips, readers' thoughts and author suggestions.

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How to arrange an author or illustrator school visit

Details: How to prepare for your author or illustrator's visit. Practical arrangements: Make sure your visitor has all the practical advice they will need well in advance, such as a map, useful contact details, start and finish times, information about your school, and transport details. Prepare your pupils: Read and discuss your writer or illustrator's

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Blyton, Enid BookTrust

Details: Five on a Treasure Island. Author: Enid Blyton Publisher: Hodder Children's Books Interest age: 7+ Reading age: 9+ Meet Enid Blyton's most famous characters - Julian, Dick, Anne, George and of course the ever-loyal Timmy the dog - for the first time in this, the first book in the classic Famous Five series.

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Meet the former Children's Laureates BookTrust

Details: Chris Riddell. Chris Riddell was Children's Laureate from 2015 to 2017. He is a prolific writer and illustrator whose work is familiar to both children and adults. He is known especially for his distinctive line drawings with their clever caricature, fascinating detail and often enchanting fantasy elements.

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Five on a Treasure Island BookTrust

Details: Meet Enid Blyton's most famous characters - Julian, Dick, Anne, George and of course the ever-loyal Timmy the dog - for the first time in this, the first book in the classic Famous Five series. Julian, Dick and Anne are excited about spending their holidays at Kirrin Bay, and meeting their cousin Georgina for the first time.

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Meet the 5 best new children's book illustrators on the

Details: Meet the 5 best new children's book illustrators on the Klaus Flugge shortlist. Published on: 16 May 2018 Author: Catriona Wightman The Klaus Flugge Prize celebrates the best debuts from children's book illustrators - and it's just unveiled its 2018 shortlist.

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Great Books Guide 2020: 8-9s BookTrust

Details: An illustrated poem filled with stunning painted portraits, written to commemorate the birth of Alexander’s daughter and the inauguration of Barack Obama in 2008, The Undefeated remembers unforgettable, unafraid and unbowed, famous and overlooked figures from black history. While this is a book that would be best read with an adult who can

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Writer in Residence Sita Brahmachari BookTrust

Details: Sita Brahmachari. Red Leaves author Sita Brahmachari was BookTrust's 12th Writer in Residence, beginning her time in the role in February 2015 and using her blogs to champion diversity in children's books.. Sita Brahmachari was born in Derby in 1966 to an Indian father from Kolkata, India and an English mother from the Lake District.

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5 science fiction stories that are perfect for children

Details: 5 science fiction stories that are perfect for children. Published on: 23 November 2018 Author: Lindsay Galvin Author Lindsay Galvin talks us through some books that fit into the science fiction genre, but in an appropriate way for kids.

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Mian, Zanib BookTrust

Details: Planet Omar: Unexpected Super Spy. Author: Zanib Mian Illustrator: Nasaya Mafaridik. Publisher: Hodder. Interest age: 6-11. Reading age: 6+. Omar's mosque is in danger of being closed down, so quick-thinking Omar holds a school talent show to raise the money needed for the emergency building repairs. When the money goes missing, it's up to Omar

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Corpse Talk: Dead Good Storytellers BookTrust

Details: Corpse Talk, the 'show that brings the dead famous to life' is a highly amusing and clever graphic novel/comic style book that introduces the reader to historical figures in a fresh and funny way. In this episode, storyteller and host Adam Murphy has resurrected 15 …

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Top 10 books by Malorie Blackman BookTrust

Details: Boys Don't Cry. Author: Malorie Blackman. Publisher: Corgi Children's. Interest age: 14+. Reading age: 11+. Dante is waiting for the postman. It's 'A' level results day and he has high hopes, but a knock on the door brings an old girlfriend and some news that will change his plans for good.

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7 of the best middle grade books with CATS BookTrust

Details: When Polly dies, she leaves her famous secret pie crust recipe to Lardo and leaves Lardo to her niece, Alice. A mystery ensues when Lardo is cat-napped and Alice and her friend Charles have to find him. Full of desserts, mystery and 14 pie recipes, this is a really enjoyable read. 3.

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8 of the best Irish children's books as chosen by author

Details: The Hounds of the Morrigan , Pat O’Shea. The Hounds of the Morrigan is gloriously, joyfully Irish, from the speech patterns to the landscape to the mythology. It tells the story of Pidge and his sister Brigit, who must stop an ancient goddess from recovering her lost power. Madcap, fast-paced, hilarious, and at times deeply, thrillingly

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Lesson 1 – Understanding play scripts The Lie Tree

Details: • Show images of famous characters from film/TV (e.g. Darth Vader, Snow White, Willy Wonka, Marge Simpson.) Get students to discuss what these characters are like. • Ask your students to think about voice and character. Do they know any famous characters who adopt

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Details: Whichever scenario is yours, how well do you remember J K Rowling's first book in the world-famous series? Here your chance to prove, ONCE AND FOR ALL, that you are the Harry Potter fan to beat all Potterheads. Done this and were top of the class? Take our Harry Potter in Translation quiz. In this section.

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Detectives (childrens) BookTrust

Details: Flip. Kid Sherlock. Author: Justin Phillips Illustrator: Sean Gregory Miller and Lesley Atlansky. Interest level: 7-11. Reading age: 7+. Loosely based on the stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, this sharp and witty comic is a great introduction for youngsters into the wor…. ; view details. Flip.

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10 of the best dogs in children's books BookTrust

Details: 10 of the best dogs in children's books. Published on: 01 August 2019 Author: Carlie Sorosiak Carlie Sorosiak has just written a book from the perspective of a dog - so we asked her to pick some of her other favourite pooches in children's stories.

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Rai, Bali BookTrust

Details: Author: Bali Rai. Publisher: Scholastic Children’s Books. Interest age: 10-13. Reading age: 9+. Narrated by Private Fazal Khan, a young Muslim soldier in Company 32 of the Royal Indian Army Service Corps, this is a moving and insightful account of a key event in the Second World War. Fifteen-year-old Fazal runs away from his family in

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From writing online to a publishing deal: six Wattpad

Details: From writing online to a publishing deal: meet six Wattpad sensations. Published on: 23 October 2017 Author: Taran Matharu Writer-in-Residence Taran Matharu first found success on Wattpad, a free online storytelling community – and he's not alone.

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Lesson 1: Understanding performance poetry

Details: Alternatively (or in addition), you could show students a famous painting or photograph which they could use as inspiration. Students could work in pairs/groups to mind map all the language they associate with the image. • Then play the next part of the interview, ‘What makes a good performance poem?’ (from 1 min 31 sec) where

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The Top 10 detective novels, picked by Robin Stevens

Details: The Laura Marlin books are a little bit like modern Famous Five stories (I've mentioned the Five a lot in previous top ten lists, so don't worry – I haven't forgotten them!) They feature Laura, a plucky orphan with a three-legged husky called Skye (all the best pets are three-legged), who solves dangerous mysteries around the world.

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Poetry resources and ideas for teachers BookTrust

Details: Books about poetry for teachers. Jumpstart Poetry in the Secondary School ed. Cliff Yates (The Poetry Society). An invaluable resource for writing poetry in the classroom. The Poetry Book for Primary Schools ed. Anthony Wilson and Siân Hughes (The Poetry Society). Full of ideas on how to enjoy writing poetry in secondary schools. Poetry Train ed.

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8 cracking Christmas stories featuring animals BookTrust

Details: 8 cracking Christmas stories featuring animals. Published on: 13 December 2018 Author: Sam Hay and Loretta Schauer A Very Corgi Christmas is a lovely new picture book from author Sam Hay and illustrator Loretta Schauer, and it's just perfect for the festive season.. So we asked them to choose more brilliant books featuring animals that are great for this time of year

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Top ghost stories for children with spooky settings

Details: Top ghost stories for children with spooky settings. Published on: 28 October 2019 Author: Victoria Schwab Who doesn't love a good ghost story? Author Victoria Schwab shares some of her favourite spook-tacular children's books, where its the place or backdrop that really adds to the chills.

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Great Books Guide 2019: 8-9 years BookTrust

Details: Author: Zanib Mian Illustrator: Nasaya Mafaridik. Publisher: Hodder Children's Books. Interest age: 8-11. Reading age: 8+. Planet Omar has all of the everyday life family drama and silly humour of Tom Gates and Sam Wu, and it's wonderful to read …

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What To Read After Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal

Details: As ever, family tends to feature prominently in books for 12-14 years olds, and Holly Smale examines the life of a celebrity family in Happy Girl Lucky in which Hope Valentine navigates the challenges of living with her famous siblings.

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