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Book review: ‘Juez Dredd, origenes’

In Spanish, from 12yo.

This explains how it all started. Judge Dredd receives a parcel at the courthouse that will send him on a mission to the Curse Land. Find out how he became adept of instant justice in his futuristic world.

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Book review: ‘Splat el gato’

In Spanish, from 2yo.

Splat is a young cat and he is about to start school. He is frightened and finds all sorts of reasons to stay home. Finally, he has to go and decides to take his pet mouse along. Once in the cat’s school, he learns that cats chase mice.

Can you guess what will happen when he releases, Seymour, his pet mouse? How will the day end? WIll Spat want to go back to school?

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Book review: ‘Polliwog’s wiggle’

Bilingual Tagalog-English, from 8yo.

This book is about the life cycle of the frog. One day a funny looking fish is born near a school of minnows in the mangroves. The minnows accept this new friend and call him Polliwog as he keeps wiggling. However one day, it becomes harder to breathe under the water, and his legs are growing and his tail is shortening. What is happening? Will he still be able to be friend with the minnows after the weird things that are happening with his body?

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Book review: ‘Giulio Coniglio e la nave pirata’

In Italian, from 2yo.

The porcupine Ignazio has a great idea, he convinces his friend Giulio the rabbit and Tomazo the mouse to play pirates. GIrls are not allowed on board but the snail Laura manages to sneak on board. What is the plan of the ferocious pirates?

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A multicultural gift for Christmas

Opening little minds up to other cultures is giving the gifts of curiosity, love of learning about and from others but also tolerance. Taking your children to cultural festivals, making them taste foreign foods, reading books in foreign languages, reading foreign stories translated in English, playing games are all great ideas to offer this multicultural exposure without having to travel.

Here is a list of multicultural ideas that you might like to have at home. They are fun and great for learning.

  • A world atlas
  • Memory games: Arabicity, Arabicouples, Cities of the world
  • City pop ups: Paris, New York and London
  • Stories about Africa: Bella’s adventures in Africa, African animals ABC, African tales
  • Bilingual English-Ngaanyatjarra(Goldfields Aboriginal dialect) Australian  grub life cycle
  • World stories: Lin Yi’s lantern, The Faery’s Gift

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Book review: ‘Su o giu?’

In Italian, from 0yo.

Learn the opposites with this beautiful book. A refined work of paper in which silhouettes of animals and objects are cut out on black paper and become well-defined shadows on a coloured background.

Fun way to learn opposites with your little one, such as up and down, fast and slow…

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Book review: ‘Miss Peregrine’s school for peculiar children’

In Chinese, from 12yo.

The famous book by Ransom Riggs adapted to the movies. After the tragic death of his grandfather, Joseph travels to an island off the coast of Wales. There, he meets with Miss Peregrine and the children she looks after. They are all special, they all have special talents. Joseph, will soon discover, they are all in danger.

 

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Book review: ‘Oficios’

In Spanish, from 0yo.

Gorgeous and sturdy board books. The collection includes 4 titles: The veterinarian, the cook, the mechanic and the gardener.

The designs are contemporary and colourful, perfect to attract the young readers’ attention.

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Book review: ‘La ciudad’

In Spanish, from 4yo.

This large format book is perfect to read out in a playgroup or in a classroom. You will love the 32 illustrations by Ingela P. Arrhenius. It will remind you of the 40s and 50s art style.

There is one word about the city per page. You can promote language by asking questions, such as what is the name of your mailman? Is the school close to your house? What is your favourite restaurant?

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Book review: ‘L’isola del tesoro’

In Italian, from 8yo.

Rediscover this classic by Stevenson in Italian. the story has been adapted to suit young language learners. Young Jim Hawkins has discovered a map that will lead him to the fabled Treasure Island. But a host of villains, wild beasts and deadly savages stand between him and the stash of gold. Not to mention the most infamous pirate ever to sail the high seas . . .

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