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Boolino is more than a website about children’s and young adult books. Discover in our blog advice about how to foster reading habits and much more.

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Children & kids Books

20 Years of Harry Potter

Can you believe it’s been 20 years since JK Rowling blessed us with the first book in what would become the biggest selling children’s book series of all time? We certainly can’t! Up and down ...

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Blogging for fun!  · 

Celebrating Father's Day

After our post on Superhero Dad recently, we felt inspired to talk more about fictional dads! So we compiled our list of top dad's in children's books to share with you all this Father's Day!

Guest Bloggers  · 

To read or not to read. Looking for compromises.

We were very pleased to be contacted recently by Alya Khomenok, a young writer from Belarus who now lives in Minsk with her husband and two daughters. Alya studied law, but fell in love with ...

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Boolino book review - The Snugglewump

Does this sound familiar - that one toy that you couldn’t be parted from, it’s old and ugly and could do with a wash, but you just can’t bear to be without it?

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Children & kids Books

Tummies will be rumbling!

14 may 2017

Tummies will be rumbling!

This picture book definitely comes with a warning, read it with a full tummy or make sure your kitchen is stocked ready to get baking after you’ve finished reading! 

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Children & kids Books

There's a Werewolf in my Tent! - Review

10 may 2017

There's a Werewolf in my Tent! - Review

I defy anyone, and I mean anyone not to laugh at this brilliant series from Pamela Butchart. This is the sixth book about Izzy and her friends and it’s another cracker. This time they get ...

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Young Adults

The Upside of Unrequited - A review

7 may 2017

The Upside of Unrequited - A review

Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso is always careful. She’s the complete opposite to her twin sister Cassie, who is always trying to bring her out of her shell. 

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Young Adults

Countless - a review

4 may 2017

Countless - a review

“When Hedda discovers she is pregnant, she doesn’t believe she could ever look after a baby. The numbers just don’t add up. She is young and in the grips of an eating disorder that controls her ...

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Children & kids Books

Introducing Toddlyworld

30 april 2017

Introducing Toddlyworld

This month we’d like to introduce you to the Toddlyworld series. These colourful board books follow little Toddly as he makes new discoveries, along with his teddy bear sidekick, Toddlybear. 

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Guest Bloggers

My Inspiration

27 april 2017

My Inspiration

My niece Eliana is a hero of mine.  She was born very early, a tiny scrap of a baby who fought against all the odds to survive and thrive. She grew up into someone kind and caring, cheerful ...

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Children & kids Books

Book Lovers Interview

25 april 2017

Book Lovers Interview

This months Book Lovers Interview is with primary school teacher, Kate (or Teacher Kate as she's known as on Twitter!) Kate has had many years experience teaching students and promoting the importance ...

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Children & kids Books

Fly away on a new adventure!

23 april 2017

Fly away on a new adventure!

This week we’re reviewing a new release from Indie Publisher Big Sunshine Books. The company, founded by Caroline Baxter in 2015, aims to publish bright books for bright minds focusing on the ...

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Guest Bloggers

Your Bedtime Story Questions Answered

20 april 2017

Your Bedtime Story Questions Answered

Since launching Storytime Magazine, we’ve been asked lots of questions by parents who are unsure of the what, when, why and how of reading bedtime stories to their children. Here, we answer 5 ...

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Young Adults

Letters to the Lost preview

18 april 2017

Letters to the Lost preview

For LETTERS TO THE LOST, I really wanted to tell a story about teenagers who felt so very lost and alone, and needed to find each other to help dig their way out. Both Juliet and Declan are struggling ...

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