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Finding Mindfulness in the Natural World, Poetry & Everyday Life

Finding Mindfulness in the Natural World, Poetry & Everyday Life

Jo Loring Fisher on cultivating a life of mindfulness by being present to nature and everyday life, and how this inspired her newest picture book poem Taking Time Plus, check out her list of mindfulness activities you can do with your kids!
Books to Comfort, Inspire & Empower During Lockdown

Books to Comfort, Inspire & Empower During Lockdown

Jo Cummins, who runs the brilliant Library Girl and Book Boy blog and podcast, shares a fab list of books that will not only comfort & inspire readers during lockdown but "make them realise their own power and awesomeness".
Women of Colour in Fictional Culture

Women of Colour in Fictional Culture

For Women's History Month, Moni Serneabat Ungar (founder of the University of Glasgow's first-ever BAME Society) shares some amazing characters that made her & her friends proud to be women of colour.
Children’s Literature: A Cure for What We Have Become

Children’s Literature: A Cure for What We Have Become

Author Devjani Bodepudi on parenting post-Brexit, the healing power of children's stories, and how these can help our young ones make the world a kinder place

KidLit Talk: Ashok Banker and Sandhya Prabhat on 'I Am Brown'

KidLit Talk: Ashok Banker and Sandhya Prabhat on 'I Am Brown'

Author Ashok Banker and illustrator Sandhya Prabhat in conversation about their new book I Am Brown, a joyful celebration of being brown, of being amazing, of being you!
My Seven Favourite Lunar New Year Things

My Seven Favourite Lunar New Year Things

Ang paos? Dragon dances? Lucky food? Author Joyce Chng loves them all & shares what they symbolise for the Chinese diaspora in the Lunar New Year. Plus, watch the stunning trailer of her book Dragon Dancer (created by illustrator Jérémy Pailler) and start the Lunar New Year with a dose of good luck!

Oxford Drag: Creating safe spaces for LGBTQ+ Youth

Oxford Drag: Creating safe spaces for LGBTQ+ Youth

Ginger Tart, founder of the Oxfordshire Drag Collective, on giving the panto a modern twist with the inclusive Away with the Fairies and the power of drag to teach kids tolerance and creative self-expression.
9 diverse books for World Children’s Day

9 diverse books for World Children’s Day

Ciarra Chavarria shares her top diverse and inclusive reads for World Children's Day – celebrating children who take action! The perfect book list to show young people that they have a voice and that their stories matter.

13 spooky tales by Black writers: Halloween books for kids & teens

13 spooky tales by Black writers: Halloween books for kids & teens

Zahrah Nesbitt-Ahmed gives us the ultimate booklist for Halloween AND Black History Month. Here are her 13 picks to chill and thrill kids and teens - all by Black authors.
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