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3+ books Colin McNaughton Emma Chichester Clark libraries Mother Goose nursery rhymes picture books reading rhyming

Have You Ever Ever Ever?

Colin McNaughton (text) & Emma Chichester Clark (illustrations) (Walker Books) A little boy stands alone in a deserted playground, clearly unhappy. As we are witness to his conversation with the narrator it becomes obvious he is not familiar with many classical nursery rhyme characters. But in the distance it seems someone is flying down towards him. …

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16+ books Daniel Pennac France humour in translation Quentin Blake reading Sarah Ardizzone school schools

The Rights of the Reader

Daniel Pennac with illustrations by Quentin Blake, translated by Sarah Ardizzone (née Adams) (Walker books) Parents, teachers, librarians,please on no account use these pages as an instrument of torture. These words of caution from the author at the very beginning of the book set the tone of one of my most favourite books. Daniel Pennac is a bestselling French …

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5+ books Lane Smith multimedia reading stories

It’s a Book

Lane Smith(Macmillan Children’s Books) A jackass (read donkey) and an ape (and a little mouse, hidden under his hat!) are sitting, reading. The ape has a book, the jackass a laptop. When the jackass enquires about the ape’s “gadget”, he is surprised to hear that it doesn’t have any gimmicks … just a good old-fashioned book, with pages …

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