July 9, 2019
by Nora Nagy
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Looking together: word and image interplay in picture books

Picture books are rich resources for language development as well as visual literacy development, regardless of the age of your students. In a previous post we discussed some of the key elements of visual storytelling. Now we turn to the … Continue reading

July 6, 2017
by Nora Nagy
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Quick Guide to Children’s Books 3: Illustrated fiction

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

September 15, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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Hooked on Books: Illustrating the Classics with Viola Niccolai

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 19, 2015
by Nora Nagy
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Once upon a time there was a little girl…

Topipittori is a small Italian publishing company, created in 2004 by Giovanna Zoboli and Paolo Canton, whose self-proclaimed aim is ‘to produce picture books which can contribute to the intellectual and emotional growth of children’. Their Almost Classic Tales collection … 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