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17 Best Easter Books for Children in 2020

17 Best Easter Books for Children in 2020

Here are 17 fun Easter-themed books for children which I hope you’ll enjoy sharing with your little ones. There’s a touch-and-feel book, some beautiful Easter board books for babies and a couple of non-fiction titles which do a good job of explaining the origins of our Easter celebrations and some of the symbols of Easter. I’ve also included a …

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12 Best Books About Ramadan For Kids

12 Best Books About Ramadan For Kids

These 12 books about Ramadan for kids are a great way to teach children all about Ramadan and Eid. I am not of the Muslim faith but I share these books with the children I teach because I think it’s important for them to understand and respect the beliefs of others. So what is Ramadan? When does it happen and why? …

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10 Best St Patrick’s Day Books For Kids

10 Best St Patrick’s Day Books For Kids

The St Patrick’s Day books for kids on this page are a fun way to explore with children how and why people celebrate St Patrick’s Day. As a teacher I find that, although many schools celebrate St Patrick’s Day in some way, most of the children have no idea who Saint Patrick was, why he has a day dedicated to remembering him or why everyone …

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20 Valentine’s Day Books For Kids

20 Valentine’s Day Books For Kids

Are Valentine’s Day children’s books a thing these days? Well, yes and no. As a mum and now as a teacher, I use Saint Valentine’s Day as an opportunity to discuss two things: the origins of Valentine’s Day and the celebrations and customs which go along with it; and the concept of love in all its many forms. For many years now I’ve been using picture books …

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11 Chinese New Year Books For Kids

11 Chinese New Year Books For Kids

Looking for Chinese New Year books to help introduce your child to the celebrations and traditions which surround the lunar new year?I’ve put together a list of 11 fantastic Chinese New Year books to help you. The Chinese New Year always falls some time between 21 January and 20 February and this year the celebrations begin on 25 January 2020 …

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12 Great Books of Nursery Rhymes for Kids

12 Great Books of Nursery Rhymes for Kids

Bookshops and libraries were once full of books of nursery rhymes for kids. I have a lovely collection of books of nursery rhymes for babies and toddlers which dates back to the years when my children were small but finding a good book of nursery rhymes these days can be hard. Yet nursery rhymes and poems continue to play an important role in the learning-to-read journey …

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Why Nursery Rhymes and Poems Still Matter in 2020

Why Nursery Rhymes and Poems Still Matter in 2020

Nursery rhymes and poems are great fun to share with young children but did you know they also play an important role in building the foundations for learning to read? If you didn’t, you’re not alone. I didn’t know this when my children were small and today I find that most parents (and even a few fellow teachers) aren’t aware of how important nursery rhymes and poems are for little ones …

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8 Todd Parr Books About Families

8 Todd Parr Books About Families

Have you read any Todd Parr books with your little people? I’ve been using a selection of Todd Parr books in the classroom for some years now and I’m always delighted when a new one is released. Todd was originally an artist but he’s now written over 35 books picture books for children …

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Hello!

I’m Felicity.

I write about children’s books and reading and about their potential for enriching the lives of young humans.

I review picture books, board books and sometimes books for older children.

As well as being a lover of all things to do with books and reading, I’m a mum of three young adults and a primary school teacher.

I also create gift baskets filled with the very best books for children from newborns to four-year-olds.

Welcome. It’s nice to meet you.