July 11, 2019
by Nora Nagy
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Moon Landing 50: “One small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind”

The moon has sparked our imagination since the beginning of time, inspiring poets, philosophers, scientists, explorers and engineers to meditate on and study it in detail. This month, Helbling Readers Blog goes on a trip to the Moon to celebrate … Continue reading

June 17, 2019
by Nora Nagy
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A love of libraries: 5 famous libraries and their resources

In our ‘A love of libraries’ series we have discussed setting up and managing a school or classroom library and have recommended activities for adults, teens and young learners. This time we take a look at five famous libraries with … Continue reading

July 4, 2017
by Nora Nagy
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Painting the fence with Tom Sawyer

We probably all agree that one of the most iconic scenes from Mark Twain’s novels is when Tom Sawyer has to whitewash the fence. As we know, Tom manages to come up with a clever solution by luring his friends into doing the job for him. This scene … Continue reading

June 6, 2017
by Nora Nagy
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Ocean’s 6: Six adventure stories to take you across the seas to faraway lands

Imagine you are sitting by the sea, your feet dangling in the water as you look into the distance. The longer you look, the more details you start to notice. Waves lap the shore, a seagull cries, a fish jumps out … Continue reading

May 30, 2017
by Nora Nagy
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A talent to thrill – 2 exciting political thrillers

Detective stories, mysteries and thrillers have enjoyed immense popularity in recent years. Just think of Scandinavian thrillers like the Millenium trilogy, or TV series like House of Cards. Many of our teenage students are becoming interested in politics and what is … Continue reading