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3 TRAVEL BOOKS FOR CHILDREN

06/27/2017,

Would you like to cultivate a passion for travel in your children? I feel that traveling is a great kind of education, teaching children about new cultures, languages,  life, people and how things are completely different in other countries. But, we all have a limited budget and we cannot travel as much as we would […]

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NATURE & KIDS: FORESTS

05/14/2017,

“The clearest way into the universe is through a forest wilderness”- John Muir Have you heard about the Japanese practice of “forest bathing”? (This is such an interesting article about it). It’s basically just being in the presence of trees! This “ practice is proven to lower heart rate and blood pressure, reduce stress hormone […]

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Big World

LOST IN TRANSLATION BY ELLA FRANCES SANDERS

04/19/2017,

As World Book Day approaches  I would like to recommend you one of the most original, clever and tender books I have read recently: Lost in Translation by Ella Frances Sanders, who describes herself as “a writer out of necessity and an illustrator by accident“.   Lost in Translation is an artistic collection of more […]

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JAPANESE ILLUSTRATOR SHINSUKE YOSHITAKE

05/15/2016,

I believe that we can use books as tools for helping children learn about the world. Rather than just focusing on teaching children to read, perhaps we should use literature and books to foster their understanding about the world. Today I would like to suggest you to discover Japan with your kids through 2 great […]

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DREAM SNOW BY ERIC CARLE

12/14/2015,

Eric Carle  is a venerable and prolific author who has created a wonderful series of children’s books, including the famous ” The Hungry Caterpillar” loved by children worldwide.  All his amazing stories are simple with beautifully colored pictures. Eric Carle’s new picture book Dream Snow (we have read the Spanish version edited by Editorial Kokinos) is […]

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Education

WE LOVE READING: TRAVELLING LIBRARIES IN EVERY NEIGHBOURHOOD

12/07/2015,

Reading is essential to the development of children’s personality, imagination, and cognitive skills. Children must learn to love and enjoy reading to reap its benefits, but regrettably not all children around the world read books daily. We have featured previously the amazing international work of the organization Book Aid International and today I am pleased […]

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Education

BOOKS CHANGE LIVES: BOOK AID INTERNATIONAL

11/05/2015,

Book Aid International is the UK’s leading library development charity working in sub-Saharan Africa. Across Africa millions of people are unable to reach their full potential because of a basic lack of books, reading materials and information. Book Aid International believes that books and reading afford people the opportunity to improve their own lives and […]

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Inspiration

PERSONALIZED BOOK FOR BRAVE KIDS

08/22/2015,

This is a special post for brave children and their parents, brought to you by Mundo Cronopio. It all starts with just a simple and special envelope that your brave kid will receive by post and with an inspiring quote: “We need to spread the world with love“. Inside, the magic continues with the book  […]

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ELENA ODRIOZOLA: AWARD WINNING ILLUSTRATOR

07/29/2015,

This wonderful illustration by Elena Odriozola is the cover of a  new picture book edition of Cinderella. A former publicist, Elena started to work as an illustrator in 1997.  Since then, she has illustrated more than a 100 books that have been edited in Spain, France, United Kingdon, Mexico and Taiwan.   I have long […]

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WHOLE WORLD: A MARVELOUS SINGALONG

06/28/2015,

Illustrated by Christopher Corr and sung by Fred Penner, Whole World is one of our favorite Barefoot Books  sing-along. It is hard to describe such a fascinating book. The illustrations by Christopher Corr, a London-based painter, are full of color, details and life. Fred Penner, the UNICEF Canada spokesman, is a wonderful singer for this great […]

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KIDS BOOKS: OUR GROWING COLLECTION

06/16/2015,

I am a passionate book lover and my kids have become passionate children’s picture book lovers. I regret that most of my childhood books were not saved from our different moving purges, but my kids have been very lucky to keep at least some of my brother’s old books and his comic collection. Our ever-growing […]

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