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7 Children’s Books for Easter

As well as the chocolate eggs and Easter treats, why not pick up a book and read it with your child? Buy them a book to go with their chocolate eggs? There are plenty...

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How To Be A Better Writer

Whether you’re writing something creative like a story, or something more formal like a letter, good writing is an invaluable skill. There are hundreds of ways you can improve your writing, and the internet...

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Making Books

Today is World Book Day! One of the highlights of the school calendar for teachers and students alike. Its magic is two-fold, because we all get to indulge in dressing up (I have been...

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Holocaust Memorial Day

January 27th marks Holocaust Memorial Day. On this day we remember the millions of Jews that were murdered in the concentration camps by the Nazis during World War II. It is very important that each...

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New Year Resolution – Pick up a Book!

January is here again! Once again we will all be looking to become better people. Be it slimmer, smoke-free, alcohol refraining, multi-lingual, kinder or less-stressed. The list goes on. For many, these admirable aims...

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Blackhen’s Book List for Children

What would you like to read next? As a tutor for Blackhen Education, parents ask for my suggestions about books. Sometimes they are for further reading around a topic, but more often than not...

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7 Tips for Reluctant Readers

  How can I get my child to read? This is probably the most frequent question an English teacher gets asked. Actually, it is usually ‘How can I get my son to read?’ That’s...

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5 Ways That WW1 Still Influences Us

November 2018 marks the centenary of World War 1. In the 100 years since that terrible conflict that took the lives of millions, thousands of books, newspaper articles and films have been written. From...

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World War One: A Hundred Years On

One hundred years ago, on the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month, four years of some of the most destructive fighting the world had ever seen finally came to an...

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6 Spooky Teen Reads For Halloween

I love Halloween, because it happens at my favourite time of the year and falls 3 days after my birthday. It is Autumn, I can close the curtains, light the fire and light the...