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A Concert in the Sand

A Concert in the Sand is based on the true story of the first performance in Tel Aviv in 1936 of the Palestine Symphony Orchestra, now known as the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. A simple historical note at the back of...

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Why?

Lila Prap’s books have been translated into more than 30 languages, I discovered when I started to research Slovenian picture books. I have chosen to review perhaps her most successful title Why? in this post, the last...

A Boy and a House

A Boy and a House is a wordless picture book by Maja Kastelic, a Slovenian author/illustrator with a background in painting and fresco restoration. As you may know, I am a big fan of wordless picture books, a format...

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The Magic Moment

These days, mindfulness is all the rage for adults and children alike. In a world of technological and sensory overload and busyness, we can often lose sight of what we are thinking and feeling in the present. The Magic...

Oh No, George!

George is a dog, a bright orange and red dog with floppy ears and a very long purple snout that looks like it’s been dipped in black paint. He is the glorious creation on the front cover, whose eyes implore you to buy...

Don’t Go to School!

In Australia, the new school year doesn’t start until the end of January, but in many parts of the world, the summer holidays are almost over. August/September mark the beginning of a new term and the first day of...

Ireland

Back in October last year, I received a message on Twitter from Gráinne Ní Mhuilneoir @BooksAsGaeilge asking if I was looking for picture books from Ireland to review. Um . . . yes please, I responded! And within 24...