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March Recommendations: World Poetry Day

World Poetry Day is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the beauty and power of poetry. And what better way to do so than with a great book? We have put together the following list with the aim of introducing young readers to the joys of poetry. From classic verse to contemporary rhymes, there's something for every taste and age range. So without further ado, here are our top picks for World Poetry Day:   Collected Poems For Children by Charles Causley Ages 6-12 Charles Causley is one of the most beloved poets for children, and this collection is a testament to his skill and imagination. Featuring poems on topics such as nature, animals, and everyday life, "Collected Poems For Children" is a...

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February Book Recommendations

Whether between family, friends, or significant others, love brings joy and gives meaning to our lives. Our recommendations this month are made up of titles that celebrate love in all its forms. 1. Guess How Much I Love You Age rating: 0-5 Sometimes, when you love someone very, very much, you want to find a way of describing how much you treasure them. But, as Little Nutbrown Hare and Big Nutbrown Hare discover, love is not always an easy thing to measure. The story of Little and Big Nutbrown Hares' efforts to express their love for each other has become a publishing phenomenon. This lovely board book edition is one that children will ask for time and again. 2. I...

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January Book Recommendations

Take a look at these fascinating non-fiction titles suitable for all ages and learn more about the world this 2023 - no matter how old you are! Gaia Goddess of Earth Age rating: 6+ Imagine you made something that was so beautiful and powerful that everyone wanted to take it for themselves. And then you had to watch them destroy it. Would you fight for it?Meet Gaia, the ancient Greek goddess who created the Earth and the universe that stretched beyond it. She raised trees from their roots to the sky, sent waterfalls tumbling over cliffs and created the tides that sloshed on the shore. She gifted her creation to animals and mortals, and watched as they made it their...

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December Book Recommendations

This festive season we have put together some titles to spread the holiday spirit! Keep reading for our top recommendations this month by award-winning authors. 1. The Book of Hopes Age rating: 8+ Shortlisted for Waterstones Book of the Year 2020.In difficult times, what children really need is hope. And in that spirit, bestselling author Katherine Rundell emailed some of the children's writers and artists whose work she loved most:'I asked them to write something very short, fiction or non-fiction, or draw something that would make the children reading it feel like possibility-ists: something that would make them laugh or wonder or snort or smile. The response was magnificent, which shouldn't have surprised me, because children's writers and illustrators are...

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