June 15, 2017
by Nora Nagy
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Quick Guide to Children’s Books 1: Picture books

The world of children’s literature is an enchanting place which often looks like a colourful maze with imaginary creatures in fantastic worlds. These creatures and worlds are mostly versions of our own realities, and through them we can learn more … Continue reading

June 14, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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Inside picture books: a reading list for teachers

There is nothing as lovely as sitting down with a beautiful picture book. But this is no surprise as visual narratives have been present in our cultures since the first cave drawings, entertaining, informing and enchanting their viewer-readers, regardless of … Continue reading

May 31, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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What did we read as kids?

What are the first things you remember when you look back on your childhood? Most likely the games you used to play, places you visited, and books you read (or were read to you). To celebrate children of all ages (0-99), we have … Continue reading

March 8, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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Hooked on Books: Michele Rocchetti on bringing illustration and literature into the language class

In this series of interviews we talk to teachers, ELT writers, visual artists and researchers about the importance of using literature in the language classroom. Together they have over a hundred years of experience in teaching and writing so they can definitely … Continue reading

March 12, 2015
by Nora Nagy
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Meet the illustrator: Catty Flores

What is it like to illustrate fairy tales, children’s stories and classics? We chatted with Catty Flores, illustrator of much-loved children’s books and readers. Once you see her illustrations, you will always remember her powerful and mesmerising visual style. What … Continue reading