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Chapter 10: Dickon [4]

“How—how?” cried Mary, forgetting to be careful.

“Look along th’ twigs an’ branches an’ if tha’ see a bit of a brown lump swelling here an’ there, watch it after th’ warm rain an’ see what happens.” He stopped suddenly and looked curiously at her eager face. 471 more words

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Day 143: Review - The Great Aaa-Ooo

After making a bird feeder at nursery today, T spotted an owl on the front cover and was drawn immediately to The Great Aaa-Ooo!, by Jonny Lambert, for tonight’s bedtime story. 284 more words


How Should We Disseminate Knowledge Within Our Own Field?

Emma Reay is a first year PhD student. Her research is on video games!

Academic publications and academic lectures are designed for academic audiences. Platforms that follow the TedTalk formula prove that it is perfectly possible to present specialised research to non-specialist audiences, but, generally speaking, the language, format, structure, and price of academic communications do not promote the dissemination of research in The Real World™. 687 more words

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Anne's Colors by Kelly Hill


Anne’s Colors is a sweet little board book inspired by L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables. Each page contains a simple phrase, and an adorable illustration taken from the story. 44 more words


Chapter 10: Dickon [3]

“Well, I’m danged!” he said as softly as if he were saying something quite different. “Tha’ does know how to get at a chap—tha’ does! Tha’s fair unearthly, tha’s so knowin’.” 385 more words

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Day 142: Review - The Dragon and the Nibblesome Knight

Dragons, monsters and the like are proving to be very popular with T, so once he’d seen the front cover of tonight’s choice there was no way he would be picking anything other than The Dragon and the Nibblesome Knight, by Elli Woollard and Benji Davies, for his bedtime story. 231 more words


A Review of Jerry Spinelli’s “Stargirl”

“I wonder if I’ll ever get another chance. I wonder, but I don’t despair. Though I have no family of my own, I do not feel alone. 562 more words

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