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Waffle Hearts

The debut novel from Norwegian writer Maria Parr. It’s one of those delicious novels that you’ll want to read again and again.

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Paul Jennings - Encouraging Children to Read

Wow, have we got a treat for you! Nurturing buzzing, life long readers is a big responsibility. Some children take to it like a duck to water, others, well a little more creativity is required.

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Oliver and the Seawigs

Great for independent readers who are just beginning to delve into longer novels.

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The Weasel Puffin Unicorn Baboon Pig Lobster Race

This is the most zaniest picture book, you'll love it!

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Two Simple Tricks to Get the Most Out of Book Apps

Two Simple Tricks to Get the Most Out of Book Apps

Have you downloaded books apps for your child(ren)? Do you know what to look for?

I asked Dr Kristy Goodwin, from Every Chance to Learn, is a children’s technology & brain researcher and mum to pop into My Book Corner to share her expertise ...

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The Creation of a Picture Book - a behind the scenes peek with Tottie & Dot

The Creation of a Picture Book - a behind the scenes peek with Tottie & Dot

Grab a warm cup of tea & enjoy this insightful peek into the creation of a picture book.

Many picture books involve the collaboration between two very important people - the author and the illustrator. Wouldn't you just love to know how this works in reality?

Tania McCartney and Tina Snerling have successfully collaborated on the energetic An Aussie Year, and have just realised their second picture book together ... Tottie & Dot.

Read more: The Creation of a Picture Book - a behin...

   

Pepino, Anna and Holly’s 10 Babysitting Tips

Pepino, Anna and Holly’s 10 Babysitting Tips

This is possibly one of the most giggle inducing guest posts I've had the pleasure of hosting here at My Book Corner!

I asked Pepino, Anna and Holly (stars of the The Royal Babysitters by Clémentine Beauvais) to share some pearls of wisdom with you ... their top tips for babysitting!!

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Yasmeen Ismail - Interview - Children's Author

Yasmeen Ismail - Interview - Children's Author

Yasmeen Ismail's illustrations really are just wonderful. Last year her picture book Time for Bed, Fred! hit more than one award list .. it really is pretty good!

I loved Yasmeen's latest creation Specs for Rex when I received it, with a little one who wears glasses it totally spoke to both of us. 

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Nicola Davies - Author Interview

Nicola Davies - Author Interview

From Whale Boy to Just Ducks, to A First Book of Nature I'm a huge fan of Nicola's passion for nature and her ability to turn her hand to well .. a huge range of books. 

Here's a little peek at the talented lady behind those books ...

Read more: Nicola Davies - Author Interview

   

#CountdownYA Laure Eve ~ Ten Things You Didn't Know ...

#CountdownYA Laure Eve ~ Ten Things You Didn't Know ...

I'm so excited to be a part of #CountDownYA ... a celebration of all the fab YA books which are hovering in the air, about to hit your bookshelves on 7th August!

To celebrate Laura Eve has popped into My Book Corner to share ...

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11 Great Apps for Summer

11 Great Apps for Summer

Andrew Goff, current COO of Gazoob & former teacher, is a bit of a whizz when it comes to educational apps, which is just as well as there are a plethora of apps on the market at the moment.

Which one to choose?

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The Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2014 - Longlist

The Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2014 - Longlist

It was a bumper weekend for children's fiction with The Guardian announcing their long list, alongside a celebration of children's fiction in their weekend edition.

Read more: The Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 20...

   

Moose Kid Comics

Moose Kid Comics

Were Are you a Beano fan?

I loved receiving my regular comic when I was younger, I'm even more delighted now my two children have discovered the magic of comics too. 

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The CILIP Carnegie & Greenaway Medal Winners 2014

The CILIP Carnegie & Greenaway Medal Winners 2014

Drumroll pleeeeease!

The winners have been announced for the 2014 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals.

Read more: The CILIP Carnegie & Greenaway Medal Win...

   

NAIDOC Week 2014 - Reading List

NAIDOC Week 2014 - Reading List

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Read more: NAIDOC Week 2014 - Reading List

   

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