Books to help children cultivate an attitude of Gratitude

Books to help children cultivate an attitude of Gratitude

Cultivate an attitude of gratitude Raising grateful kids isn’t just about teaching them to say thank you. Developing an attitude of appreciation happens in little ways every day.  Books are a perfect opportunity for exploring themes of gratitude and thankfulness! Reading to your children from a young age, as well as helping them learn to read for pleasure, heaps lifelong rewards. Here are some fantastic books about gratitude that you’ll want to read over and over again….

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#Dahl100 for Life Lessons

#Dahl100 for Life Lessons

If there’s one author that makes us all smile with the exaggerated (and sometimes macabre) sense of humor, it’s got to be Roald Dahl. You might have great trouble finding someone in the crowd that reads who has not read a Roald Dahl story. And boy, do his stories entertain us! He wrote some true gems in his trademark funny style, with invented words. All you want to do is to read them over and over…

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My Teacher! My Hero! 16 Books about Teachers

My Teacher! My Hero! 16 Books about Teachers

Teachers are amazing! Children spend much of their life in their schools, learning new skills, and discovering the world around them. A very big part of their schooling journey is a teacher. With Teacher’s Day coming up, it is the right time to think about the value a great teacher adds to a student’s life. Most of us can name at least one teacher that made a difference for us, and we hope that our…

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Kindness Matters – 15 Books that inspire children to be kind

Kindness Matters – 15 Books that inspire children to be kind

Any act of kindness no matter how big or small can make a difference! It has also been scientifically proven that there are many benefits to being kind! Kindness is contagious and makes both the giver and the receiver feel good. Wouldn’t we then want our children to grow up to be compassionate and empathetic to others needs, to lend a hand when a friend is struggling? We must build this foundation early and cultivate kindness…

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Once upon a story – Awesome Opening Lines from Children’s Books

Once upon a story – Awesome Opening Lines from Children’s Books

Most of us start a story with “Once upon a time…” But that is not the only way to begin a story! The very first sentence of a story has a huge impact on its readers or listeners. It can resonate with the readers and linger for long after the story has been read. Did you know that the classic Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery opened with a 148-word sentence? Also, J. M….

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Charles Darwin’s Around The World Adventure – Book Review

Charles Darwin’s Around The World Adventure – Book Review

Darwin Day is a celebration to commemorate the anniversary of the birth of the famous scientist Charles Darwin on 12 February. The day is used to highlight Darwin’s contribution to science and to promote science in general. On this day, here we are, with the review of a picture book that tells the youngs minds about Darwin’s work and its importance in a simple lucid language, a great graphic representation. Charles Darwin’s Around The World Adventure Author: Jennifer Thermes Age Range: 5 –…

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Rabindranath Tagore’s Stories and Poems for Every Child

Rabindranath Tagore’s Stories and Poems for Every Child

Did You Know – Tagore is the only person to have written anthems for three countries! Jana Gana Mana – India, Amar Shonar Bangla – Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka Matha – Sri Lanka (Tagore wrote the Bengali version which was later translated into Sinhala). Click to read more interesting facts and books about this Nobel Laureate, fondly called ‘Gurudev’!

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Happy Valentine’s Day – 10 books about Love and Friendship for Kids

Happy Valentine’s Day – 10 books about Love and Friendship for Kids

Love is in the air! It’s Valentine’s Day and the theme of love on everyone’s mind during February! What better way to celebrate it than with great kids’ books about love and friendship! There are so, so many wonderful books about love for children available, a comprehensive list of which could probably be too long to fit in here! So here we are with 10 of our favourite children’s books about love and friendship!

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Don’t let your kids miss reading these books! – 11 Best Books by Mo Willems

Don’t let your kids miss reading these books! – 11 Best Books by Mo Willems

Why we love Mo Willems! Mo Willems is the author of some of the most incredibly humorous books for children. He is best known for his Caldecott Honor winning picture books – “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!” and “Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale”. His simple illustrations – cartoons which any 5 year old can replicate,  adorable stories with delightfully witty characters captures every child’s attention! Mo Willems books are all character driven and his illustrations…

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Book Review – Frankenstein: A Monstrous Parody

Book Review – Frankenstein: A Monstrous Parody

Frankenstein: A Monstrous Parody Written by Ludworst Bemonster (Rick Walton and Nathan Hale) Parody of Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans This is one of the best kids parody books we’ve seen.  This book parodies the Madeline story line by line and picture by picture, including the “CaldeNot Horror Book” badge! Though you need not have read Madeline to enjoy this book, you can really enjoy if you do know the story! For those who have not…

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