February 28, 2019
by Nora Nagy
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Deborah’s dreams: how stories can make a difference

The graphic novel Jane, the Fox & Me by Fanny Britt and Isabelle Arsenault shows us that books and reading can work as protective shields, safe zones and islands of self-discovery. Of course, reading has more dimensions than those. Books can … Continue reading

February 26, 2019
by Nora Nagy
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Beat the bullies through books: a review of Jane, the Fox & Me

“I told her, You’ll see, the story ends well.” Did you have any books in your childhood and teenage years which surrounded you with a protective haze? The ones which made you feel safe and ‘normal’ and where the world … Continue reading

November 21, 2018
by Nora Nagy
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Meet the illustrator: Simone Manfrini

How do you illustrate a famous classic? What are the first steps you take in this exciting process? We talked to Simone Manfrini, the illustrator of our new classic reader, The Age of Innocence written by Edith Wharton. This novel … Continue reading

November 6, 2018
by Nora Nagy
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Lighting up Children’s Lit: Maurice Sendak

The people who made a difference: 4) Maurice Sendak “Once a little boy sent me a charming card with a little drawing on it. I loved it. I answer all my children’s letters — sometimes very hastily — but this … Continue reading

September 6, 2018
by Nora Nagy
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Literacy and skills development in the English class

What do you think of when you hear the term ‘literacy’? In its simplest sense, being ‘literate’ means that a person is able to read and write texts, and has a reasonable level of education. Let’s reflect on the importance … Continue reading