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Recently I became part of the Nosy Crow Crew  and thought this was a perfect opportunity to showcase some of their lovely picture books.   Troll Swap Leigh Hodgkinson Timothy Limpet is a troll that does not much like troll things and behaviour. Tabitha Limpit is a little girl who definitely does not behave like one. …

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Picture books about reading, books and libraries

  Here is a list (not necessarily comprehensive, please add suggestions in the comments) of picturebooks about books, reading, libraries and metareading:   Peter Bently & Deborah Melmon ~ Bunny Loves to Read (review) Peter Bently & Laura Ellen Anderson ~ Princess Sleepyhead and the Night-Night Bear (review) Jane Blatt & Sarah Massini ~ Books Always Everywhere (review) …

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BOOKSTART 20: Our twenty favourite books to share

  I’ll happily admit that I go on about Bookstart a lot. I talked about it a little bit here, when the government first announced they were cutting the funding to Booktrust’s bookgifting schemes.Bookstart is 20 years old this year, having been first established in 1992, though it did not become a national scheme until roughly 2000. You can …

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SPOOKY READS FOR HALLOWEEN (9): Hubble Bubble Granny Trouble

Tracey Corduroy (text) & Joe Berger (illustrations)(Nosy Crow) What if your granny was a little bit “out there”? What if people stared at her in the street when you are out shopping with her? What if your friends found her really cool, while you just found her just a little bit embarrassing? And what if …