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It's Halloween....

Trick or Treat : Here is a selection of Halloween children's books that your children will enjoy reading. children, and they work all kinds of terrifying spells to get rid of them.
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Parents have a huge impact on how quickly their children learn to read.

Parents have a huge impact on how quickly their children learn to read. Parents are more concerned about their child's progress in reading than in any other subject taught in school, and rightfully so.
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The Environment and Kids

Children love nature. They jump at the chance to go to the park or beach in the summer and build a snowman in winter. So how can we as parents translate that seemingly innate love of the outdoors into a life-long commitment to caring for the planet?  When we talk about the environment we mean everything in the world around us that surrounds and affects all life on earth, including the air, food chains, the water cycle, plants, animals and other humans. Climate change is one of the really big environmental changes that is affecting the lives of people, animals and plants all over the world. 
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Graphic Novels

Parents, teachers, and librarians have come to recognize the sophisticated skills needed to read graphic novels; they are certainly not just for struggling readers. When images are used alongside text, students can more easily decipher the meaning of the text, as well as retain elements of the story.
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Summer Reading for Adults

Need some great adult reads to add to your summer reading list? Find your book amongst a great selection of bestsellers and prize winners at  : www.espabooks.com
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Anne Frank Anniversary

THIS MONTH IS ANNE FRANK'S 90TH BIRTHDAY Anne Frank was born on 12 June 1929. On Anne's 13th birthday, on 12 June 1942. Anne received her first, red-chequered diary for her birthday. ‘Maybe one of my nicest presents…’ she wrote.
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Judith Kerr dies aged 95

Anna Judith Gertrud Helene Kerr  was a German-born British writer and illustrator. She created both enduring picture books such as the Mog series and The Tiger Who Came to Tea and acclaimed novels for older children such as the semi-autobiographical When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit, which gave a child's-eye view of the Second World War. Born in the Weimar Republic, of Jewish background, she moved to Britain with her family in 1933 during the rise of the Nazis.
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50th Anniversary Moon Landing

Apollo 11 was the first manned mission to land on the Moon. The first steps by humans on another planetary body were taken by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on July 20, 1969. The astronauts also returned to Earth the first samples from another planetary body. Celebrate this anniversary reading about the Space.
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Literary Quotes. Children Authors

“Access to books and the encouragement of the habit of reading: these two things are the first and most necessary steps in education and librarians, teachers and parents all over the country know it. It is our children’s right and it is also our best hope and their best hope for the future.”  Michael Morpurgo J. M. Barrie, Peter Pan :The moment where you doubt you can fly, you cease for ever being able to do it.
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New York Public Library Best illustrated Children's Books 2018

Since 1952, The New York Times have convened a rotating annual panel of three expert judges, who consider every illustrated children’s book published that year in the United States. They select the winners purely on the basis of artistic merit.
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