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Delightful December

December 5, 2010 by

Winter is – for all intents and purposes – upon us, and there is one character in particular who would be overjoyed by that fact. Find out who and why by reading When Chickens Fly, and put a little magic into the season with a story that celebrates the spirit of equality! The Under The [...]

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Who amongst us does not have a special skill that makes us unique? Everybody has something different to offer the world and Grinelda is no exception! Learn about what sets her apart in Grinelda The Mad Hatter! November 24th is Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day and you should waste no time in getting organized for this [...]

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Game On!

November 15, 2010 by

Open up the pages of The Red Gumboot Storytime Coloring Book and you will find a fabulous tale of imagination and fun in ‘The Great Game’! The story shows that nobody has to be just a pawn, but that everyone can contribute to the creative process and come out a winner! National Game And Puzzle [...]

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If you want to take a step back in time and remember what it’s like to be a child, try taking a page from the book Then It Rained. Rediscover one of the simplest joys of being a kid and celebrate the spirit of the young, and the young at heart, as you join in [...]

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Variety is the spice of life! Join one little boy as he comes to understand this lesson and learns about accepting the things that he finds frustrating in ‘No NO Day’ in A World Of Stories. One of the greatest gifts we can give to children is how to appreciate the things that make us [...]

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Acting In Kind

November 5, 2010 by

Farmer Yercle’s Circles, in ADDverse, is one example of a story that shows how being positive and attentive to detail can cause kindness to come back to you, leaving you surrounded by friends. What kind deeds can you think to do right now? World Kindness Day is right around the corner on November the 13th, [...]

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Tongue Tied

November 1, 2010 by

Searching for a fun tool to help you zone in on the intricacies of one particular letter? Look no further than Ready For R, a great book designed to take the twists and turns out of developing language! Tough tongue twisters twist tough tongues! In case you didn’t get the hint, International Tongue Twister Day [...]

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Family History

October 29, 2010 by

Family stories are important, whether reminiscing about them or living them out as they unfold. Dead Frog On The Porch is the perfect book to illustrate this point while engaging the reader in a fun tale that shows how two siblings can work together to solve a mystery that has everyone hopping mad. This quickly [...]

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Nifty November

October 22, 2010 by

Are you counting the days until Halloween? If you like to count down (or up) than check out aRYTHMÉtique to help you get acquainted with numbers while appealing to your poetic side! Halloween is a fantastic holiday, and it is the one celebration which gets a lot of time in the spotlight during this time [...]

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It’s Magic

October 18, 2010 by

As the season of spooks, spirits, and the supernatural approaches consider bringing a little magic into your life with the beautiful artwork and poetry of Faeries Are Real! Forget trick or treat! Stick with the former option and enjoy a magical time this October 31st! National Magic Day is celebrated in honour of one of [...]

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