The Famous Five Series to Hit the Movie Screens
The theatrical rights to the ‘Famous Five’ series by Enid Blyton have been acquired by the UK production company…
Magic Faraway Tree Series to Be A Feature Film
Enid Blyton is a much-loved English author with a volume of work that would be near impossible to match. The rights…
Percy Jackson And the Olympians Series
You are probably eagerly awaiting the second movie, but did you know that Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series is…
Can I Read My Stephen King Books?
I have not read any Stephen King novels. I have tried reading a couple but could not get into them. His books are horror,…
The Importance Of Fairy And Folk Tales
Fairy Tales are more than ancient stories passed down from generation to generation. Thousands of tales are written…
Classroom Collections to Meet Your Needs - Bookworm
Bookworm has been providing customized book fairs as fundraisers for public and private schools in the greater Northern…
Childrens Books Articles (40)
Doctor Seuss books
I have two very young children and they absolutely love Doctor Seuss books! As a result, my husband and I love Doctor Seuss books. I've heard the argument that they are not that good, from an educational point of view and I can understand this because there are a heap…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   Mar 20, 2011  
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Little Golden Books the Baby Boomers Friend
The Little Golden Books are a popular series of children’s books. They still sell in the millions today. Many baby boomers remember them and many have a Golden Books collection. I still have my favourite little Golden Book, ‘The Five Little Firemen with its illustration of the fat lady being…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   Oct 15, 2014  
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Beatrix Potter: Scientist Naturalist Conservationist And Best Selling Author
Beatrix Potter is one of the best selling children's authors of all time. She was born in Kensington, London, on the 28th of July 1866. She died on the 22nd of December 1943. Beatrix Potter was not a woman of her time. She had courage and intelligence and she escaped…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   Oct 26, 2014  
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Percy Jackson And the Olympians Series
You are probably eagerly awaiting the second movie, but did you know that Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series is a set of five books by Rick Riordan. The novels in order are: The Lightening Thief The Sea of Monsters The Curse of the Titan The Battle of the Labyrinth…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   Aug 10, 2013  
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How to Teach A Child to Read: A Summary Of The Teaching Of Reading to Infants
Because learning to read is imperative in today’s society there has been an enormous amount of research undertaken. The theories of reading are numerous, but you can probably place them in the whole language basket or the phonics tray. Adults often forget that learning to read is challenging and needs…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   Nov 08, 2014  
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Go the F*ck to Sleep! – A Success Of Viral Marketing
The current #1 bestselling book on Amazon is ‘Go the F*ck to Sleep’, a bedtime story for the frustrated and despairing parent when the little one just wants ‘one more bedtime story’. Again. ‘Go the F*ck to Sleep’ is a story for the real world where a cute story (with…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   May 15, 2011  
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The Importance Of Illustrations In Children's Books
The Kate Greenaway medal acknowledges the importance of illustration in children's books. I enjoy reading beautiful picture stories where the illustrations are just as important as the text. Without the illustrations, the story could not exist. I think that illustrators are often overlooked. Often the author and the illustrator never…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   Oct 30, 2014  
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Two Distinguished Awards for Children’s Books
The awarding of medals for excellence in children’s literature is to encourage authors and artists and to make their books well known. The American Library Association awards the Newberry Medal for excellence in children's literature. It was instigated in 1921 and named after the eighteenth-century English bookseller John Newbery. The…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   Oct 15, 2014  
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Puffin Books the Best Loved Children’s Publisher In the World
Puffin Books is the children’s book division of Penguin Books one of the most influential publishers in the world today. Puffin Books was founded in 1940 in the United Kingdom and is the largest British publisher of children’s books. They also publish books from other English speaking countries. Their distinctive…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   Oct 26, 2014  
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Classroom Collections to Meet Your Needs - Bookworm Central
Bookworm has been providing customized book fairs as fundraisers for public and private schools in the greater Northern Virginia area for over 20 years. They will even go as far as Southern Maryland and Washington DC. Bookworm Central began in the founder's basement in Fairfax, VA, and has evolved into…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   Jan 16, 2014  
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Harry Potter Got Me Reading
Harry Potter is a fantasy series of seven books written by J.K. Rowling. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix Harry Potter and…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   Oct 20, 2014  
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You Have to Stop This
WARNING: This review contains spoilers. In order to give parents a good idea if this book is appropriate for their child, I need to give away a few things. Now for the review... In this fifth (and supposedly final) book of the Secret series, a class field trip turns bad…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   Dec 06, 2011  
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The Success Of An Unhappily Married Woman
I enjoy browsing through opportunity shops as we call them here in Melbourne. I think they are called charity or thrift shops in other places. I have over twenty shops on my regular visiting list. I have picked up some fantastic books people have donated for sale. Titles that were…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   Oct 31, 2014  
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Why Children Need Books
You Can Give Your Child the Gift of Reading Fortunate are the children who have parents who read to them. Giving a child the gift of reading begins in the first months of life. The way you value books and reading will be handed onto your child. Your actions will…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   Nov 08, 2014  
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Book Lists for Children Of Books They Can't Put Down
In Australia, a nationwide campaign is held every September to encourage Australians to discover the pleasure of reading books. Called ‘Get Reading’ the campaign is an Australian Government initiative developed through the Australian Council for the Arts. The books are not limited to Australian books though they are well represented.…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   Oct 27, 2014  
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An Emperor's New Clothes Situation
One of the ways to get an insight into human behavior is through stories. There are great traditions of storytelling in most societies. The stories that are repeated from generation to generation give an insight into ourselves that we internalize and hopefully retain and use to evaluate what is happening…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   Oct 17, 2014  
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World's Number One Story Teller
I went to the local library yesterday to see what Roald Dahl books were on the shelf. Dahl is the creator of some of the best-loved children’s books of the twentieth century. He was born in Cardiff in 1916 and died in Oxford on November 23, 1990. I managed to…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   Nov 08, 2014  
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Book Review: The Book Thief By Markus Zusak
Parents, this book review contains spoilers. But you don't have time to read the book yourself anyway, right? That's why you're reading this review. You need to be able to tell at a glance whether or not The Book Thief is appropriate for your child. So let's get started... Description…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   Dec 15, 2011  
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Aesop's Fables Little Sugar Coated Pills Of Wisdom
Do you know the story of the hare and the tortoise? The story where the tortoise wins the race and the hare that was too confident about his running loses. How did you react to his sneering of the plodding tortoise? I felt he was heading for a fall! The…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   Oct 31, 2014  
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Classic Children's Stories
Every year thousands of books are published but they don't become classic books for children. Very few of them survive more than one printing or reach classic status. By this, I mean a book that is known by at least two generations of children. It is a book parents remember…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   Oct 17, 2014  
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Australia’s Home Grown Favourite Children’s Books
In June 2013 “Get Reading “ the Australian Government initiative to get Australian’s to read for pleasure set out to find the 100 favourite Australian books. It was an Australia wide survey and people responded through Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and through the ‘Get Reading’ website. There were more than…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   Oct 27, 2014  
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The Enid Blyton Phenomenon
Enid Blyton was born in East Dulwich, a suburb of London, on the 11 August 1897. She died in 1968 aged 71. She is one of the world’s bestselling children’s authors having written over 700 titles. Her books sell worldwide. It is estimated her sales are over 400 million copies.…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   Oct 11, 2014  
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Can I Read My Stephen King Books?
I have not read any Stephen King novels. I have tried reading a couple but could not get into them. His books are horror, fantasy and science fiction genres which I don’t enjoy reading. However, he has written one of the most enjoyable books I have read in the past…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   Nov 08, 2014  
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Children's Classic Books Are The Perfect Gift
For a child's birthday, everyone wants to get the perfect birthday present that will not only be fun, but educational as well. There are few gifts, however, that are perfect for both children and adults. Selecting one of the many children's classic books available is one gift idea that is…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   Aug 01, 2012  
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A Wimpy Kid is the New Harry Potter
Another book series has entered the best-selling books list and there are more to come. When a nine-year-old boy says, he has read eight books of the series ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid in four weeks it is a sign to check these books out. Although I was aware of…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   Nov 01, 2014  
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The Wind In the Willows: A Review
The Wind in the Willows was written in 1908 by Kenneth Grahame and for me it is the best children's book of all time. It is a classic children’s book, never out of print, with numerous editions. It has been adapted for television, film and stage. Many high profile actors…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   Oct 18, 2014  
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Cat And Hat Two Rhyming Words That Lead to A Best Seller
The Cat in the Hat was written by Dr Seuss (pen name of Theodore (Ted) Geisel) and this book came about by chance. As usual there was an argument about how to teach young children to read. The books being used were regarded as unsuitable. The arguing still goes on…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   Nov 08, 2014  
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Best Books for Kids By Australian Authors
I have had the privilege to read some of the best books for children. Many of them are classic books for kids because they are handed down through the generations. As a teacher librarian, I had access to many of the best books to read to children available and to…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   Nov 08, 2014  
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Do You Want to Write for Children?
I told an acquaintance of mine that I thought writing for children must be very satisfying. He was amazed at my comment. For him, authors wrote for children because they were not good enough to write for adults. I thought this was an incredibly unenlightened comment. But writing for children…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   Oct 23, 2014  
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Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel And the Power Of Sequels
Don't you just hate the feeling you get when the book you're enjoying so much is about to end? The pages which you could hardly wait to read are getting fewer and fewer, the characters who's everyday encounters amused you so much are taking their last steps in untangling the…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   Dec 07, 2012  
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