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Salt to the Sea - Book Review

Advantages: Historical writing at its best
Disadvantages: none

This book was one emotional rollercoaster after the other, but as heart-wrenching as it was, I absolutely loved it! A beautifully written story that offers a haunting glimpse into the journey undertaken by thousands of refugees in 1945, it follows the liv ...

dragon747 31.05.2016 · Read full review
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Review of Salt to the Sea - Ruta Sepetys

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Watching The Sun Come Up

Advantages: Helps children learn about the way a plant grows
Disadvantages: none

***Background*** Kate Perry has written quite a number of books that help make learning things fun with additions like pop ups or in this series of books, flaps. Axel Scheffler is well known for his collaboration on many books with Julia Donaldson and ...

belfin 29.02.2008 · Read full review
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Review of Sam Plants a Sunflower - Axel Scheffler, Kate Petty

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Girasole!

Advantages: Teaching children about the needs of seeds and plants.
Disadvantages: None

It's that time of year in the classroom, seeds being planted, children learning how to plant seeds and what they need to grow etc. Although I have to say that I generally use Nasturtium seeds, fast results and hard to fail! I do however use this as one ...

neenn 16.06.2006 · Read full review
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Review of Sam Plants a Sunflower - Axel Scheffler, Kate Petty

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Shamer's Signet - book two

Advantages: easy to read, good story, great fantasy world
Disadvantages: not for little kids

Summary Dina has the Shamer's Gift - one look into her eyes, and none can mask their guilt or hide their shame. Now even her brother, Davin, no longer dares to meet her glance. His conscience is troubled by his mother and sister's power, and he want ...

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Review of Shamer's Signet - Lene Kaaberbol

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Spot Loves His Dad by Eric Hill - a story for dads & wee ones

Advantages: instantly recognisable illustrations, a nice story, good for dads to read with their chidlren
Disadvantages: very simple, has no interactive flaps

Spot Loves His Daddy Price: £4.60 (board book) Availability: Amazon Suitable: from birth to three years old Second hand: can also be found second hand on Amazon for 1p plus postage and packaging Author: Eric Hill Illustrator: Eric Hill Published ...

snow_drops 27.09.2016 · Read full review
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Review of Spot Loves His Dad - Eric Hill

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