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

January 21, 2015
by Nora Nagy
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The Power of Imagination in Children’s Books: An Interview with Andrés Pi Andreu

How do children use their imagination to understand new life situations? And how can children’s stories help us approach topics like loss and grief implicitly? Andrés Pi Andreu introduces these topics from an exciting perspective, focussing on the powerful and resourceful imagination of … Continue reading