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Friday follow: The Pool

If you haven’t come across The Pool yet, what have you been doing for the last year?

This marvellous website was set up by Sam Baker ( 190 more words

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Proper brew: Behind the scenes at the bookshop

Ever wondered what goes on in a bookshop? This week, I got the chance to visit a charity bookshop in Newcastle to see how the donated books are sorted, catalogued and tagged before heading to the shelves. 1,243 more words

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Friday follow: Book Riot

This website is a fantastic resource of all things books.

There are reviews, suggested reads, a heads up on upcoming releases and a wealth of video and podcast content. 131 more words

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Teaching Your Child to Read with Phonics

If you sit down and think about it – English is a very confusing language.  One of the worst parts about it is the pronunciation – particularly the fact that the alphabet letter names are different than the sounds the letters actually make when saying a word.   516 more words

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To e-read or not to e-read ?

This is an issue that bubbles on and on and on in the book community. It’s the battle of our lifetime, the 21st century struggle between technology and tradition. 411 more words

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World Book Night giveaway plans are sorted

I was very excited to be chosen as a World Book Night book giver for 2016. Yipee!

It’s an event I’ve not been involved in before (surprising for a pushy book lover like me) but I was intrigued to see what it was all about. 305 more words

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Reading Skills Explained: What Goes On in My Child’s Brain While Learning to Read?

“S…a…mmm….sss….aaa…mmm….Sam!” Said the little girl I was reading with.  At the age of six, Monica was beginning to blend letter sounds together to form words.  She began each word with a halting interpretation of the letters.   662 more words

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