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Elise Gravel's Disgusting Critters

Nonfiction books that accomplish both instruction and delight, appeal to all kinds of readers (that is girls, boys, adults and everyone in between), can be quite hard to come by. 565 more words

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The photo theme for February is...

Following our visit to the Hepworth today, we realised that we had now completed a whole year of photo themes on the blog and needed to come up with some new and topical ones to get you inspired. 149 more words

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Bones: Nonfiction Minimalism

Welcome to nonfiction month! I have to say that nonfiction for kids these days is just so cool and there is so much out there that isn’t your basicĀ  565 more words


Photo update

Thanks to Jean for sending in these photos – can you guess which two Yorkshire tourist attractions they were taken at?

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Middle Grade Survival: A Reflection on Favourites

In my previous post I talked about totally skipping over the Middle Grade section in the library — well, upon thinking back on it, I did read one type of Middle Grade book, the survival story. 1,907 more words


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Happy almost end of January! It’s always a tough month for everyone, what with the come down from Christmas and the enormous long wait between paydays. 119 more words


Why I Love Middle Grade Books (and you could too!)

Middle Grade books rock. Plain and simple.

But, when I was a Middle Grader I didn’t know it – or maybe there just weren’t as many books written for me, nor were they as well marketed as they are now. 807 more words

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