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Lucia and Lawrence - Capturing the Magic of FriendshipJoanna Francis, author and illustrator talks about the nature of relationships and finding the characters and concept for her book Lucia and Lawrence.July 9th, 2018READ MORE
10 Tips for Struggling Readers with author Candice Lemon-ScottHere are my 10 top tips for struggling readers, drawn from my own experience, and from observing other children as I share my books with them in school and libraries.June 19th, 2018READ MORE
Watch Annie White illustrate Is It The Way You Giggle?Watch Annie White as she illustrates Is It The Way You Giggle?May 23rd, 2018READ MORE
Edward and The Great Discovery selected for the 2018 Summer Reading ChallengeThe Summer Reading Challenge is an annual event run by the Reading Agency to encourage children to read in the summer months.
“Children's reading can 'dip' during the long summer holidays. The annual Summer Reading Challenge helps get three quarters of a million children into libraries each year to keep up their reading skills and confidence. Because everything changes when we read.”January 10th, 2018READ MORE
Children across the UK review Jake in SpaceIn September 2017, the first two books in the Jake in Space series by Candice Lemon-Scott were released in the UK - Jake in Space: Moon Attack and Jake in Space: Robot Games. Following the success of the series in Australia, the team at New Frontier was keen to find out what the children in the UK thought of Jake and his adventures. With the help of The Reading Agency, we embarked on a nationwide review of the books from children aged 7-11 years. The results were charming, honest, humorous and above all extremely helpful. The children loved the story and characters and we thought we would share just a few of the reviews we received. We would like to say a big thank you to the Reading Agency for all their help and hard work.
Below you can see the locations of all the children throughout Britain who have read and sent in reviews of Jake in Space.January 10th, 2018READ MORE
Join Mr Darcy and celebrate Stir-up Sunday with family and friendsThe festive season is here and to mark the start of the season we have a special Sunday coming up. This is the first big day prior to opening the first window on your advent calendar on December 1.
This Sunday, 26 November 2017 is ‘Stir-up Sunday’, so put on your apron and gather family or friends to make a Christmas pudding. It’s the day when wishes come true, so get stirring!
According to tradition every person in the household including the children take a turn to stir the Christmas pudding mixture and make a wish.
The Christmas pudding is one of the essential Christmas traditions and is said to have been introduced to Britain by Prince Albert, husband of Queen Victoria.
Stir-up Sunday is the basis for Mr Darcy’s latest adventure in Mr Darcy and the Christmas Pudding. All his friends take a turn stirring the mixture. Can you guess Mr Darcy’s wish?
Join in the fun and get cooking with family and friends this Sunday. Good luck!November 22nd, 2017READ MORE
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