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Michael Rosen on poetry in primary schools

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A recommended read for Curiously Good schools and libraries! Michael Rosen’s blog is a great resource, with many marvellous ideas for sparking a love of poetry in children. “Make yourself a finder-out of poems for the class. Tell the children when you’ve discovered a poem. Tell them that you’re excited when they discover a poem… Read more »

The authors who helped us grow up

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Need a book recommendation? The New Yorker children’s literature archive is a wonderful resource. From Where the Wild Things Are to Harry Potter,  with articles from the 1920s to early 2000s, there’s a lot of booky ground covered. We want to hear about your favourite children’s books. Are they the same as when you were a child?… Read more »

Book Club giveaway

This month we are kickstarting the Curiously Good Book Club! Pledge a little (or a lot!) to the cause, and be in to win a HUGE pile of Curiously Good Books! Pledge here and help us spread the word. Every pledge helps, and every pledge goes in the draw!

The Curiously Good Book Club needs your help!

We want to create a digital and real life community where people can share knowledge about great books for children (not just our books) and find creative ways to encourage children to love to read. The Curiously Good Book Club will include activities for kids, real people events and rich digital experience – all designed… Read more »

The Lost Kitten in Huffington Post

The Lost Kitten, illustrated by by Komako Sakai, is featured in The Huffington Post as one of the best children’s picture books.

The best books for young minds

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Gecko Press, reading on devices, and the heart of children’s publishing. Read Julia’s whole interview from the Dominion Post here.

Chapter books for curious and engaged readers

John McIntyre from The Children’s Bookshop speaks about the wonderful experience of reading your first chapter books. Helper and Helper makes his list.