August 24, 2017
by Nora Nagy
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Quick Guide to Children’s Books 6: Fairy and folk tales

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

March 31, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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Celebrate children’s books, fairy tales and Hans Christian Andersen!

April 2nd marks a double celebration day: International Children’s Books Day which is held on Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday, who was born on this day in 1805. Hans Christian Anderson wrote plays, novels, poetry and travel journals, but he is best remembered for … Continue reading

February 18, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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3 Transformation Stories and 3 Activities for Young Learners

In our previous Readers Blog post we looked at transformation stories and activities for teenage and adult learners. Younger children too are equally fascinated by change and mutation so here are three stories with transformations which your young learners will enjoy reading. … Continue reading

December 17, 2015
by Nora Nagy
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The 12 Helbling Readers of 2015

We published a dozen new titles in 2015, and it’s time to revisit them. We have published The Thinking Train, a great new series of stories that activate thinking skills in young learners, five new classics for young learners, five classics … Continue reading

July 9, 2015
by Nora Nagy
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Fairies, flutes and flowers…

Lusmore and the Fairies – an Irish folktale What are the first things that come to your mind when you think of Ireland and Irish folktales? Green fields, quaint villages, enchanting music and when it comes to folktales, there has … Continue reading