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Much more than children’s stories

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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Reading Ideas

This week we decided to write a post inspired by our Pinterest board - Reading Ideas. We’ve been scrolling through the Pinter-verse looking out for pins with suggestions for how to encourage ...

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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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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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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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Children & kids Books

Easter Treats

16 april 2017

Easter Treats

The school holidays aren’t just a time for gorging on chocolate (and hopefully getting out in the sunshine for a bit) it’s also a great time to get stuck into a new book and keep practising independent ...

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The Seeds of a Story

12 april 2017

The Seeds of a Story

Sometimes the seeds of a story are planted so early during childhood, it’s not until much later that you realise what’s been festering away all those years. I grew up on a steady diet of Greek ...

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Children & kids Books

The Impressionists - A review

9 april 2017

The Impressionists - A review

“Impressionism was a painting style developed in the 19th century. The artists painted their impressions and feelings about the world around them”.

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Children & kids Books

Tim Baker and the Ancient Curse – a review

5 april 2017

Tim Baker and the Ancient Curse – a review

We were lucky enough to be invited along to the book launch for the first title in the new Gormless Gods and Hapless Heroes series: Tim Baker and the Ancient Curse. The team at Sweet Cherry Publishing ...

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Children & kids Books

Book Lovers Interview

30 march 2017

Book Lovers Interview

This month's Book Lover's Interview features book blogger Kim, who is a big advocate of reading and reviews lots of wonderful books, with the help of her daughter, over on her blog BookBairn.

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Getting to know Maddie Frost

26 march 2017

Getting to know Maddie Frost

This month sees the release of hilarious new children's book, How Do You Do Mr Gnu? We decided to catch up with illustrator, Maddie Frost, to ask her all about her new book, but also find out ...

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Celebrating Mother's Day

24 march 2017

Celebrating Mother's Day

Mother's Day is a time to celebrate all those important mum's out there, without whom we would be nothing! Here at Boolino we are very lucky to know lots of amazing mum's that work hard every ...

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Education

Getting to know Farmer Falgu

20 march 2017

Getting to know Farmer Falgu

This month we have been introduced to the wonderful books from the Farmer Falgu series. We caught up with the author, Chitra Soundar, to find out how Farmer Falgu has been bringing ...

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