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Inspiration

THE CREATIVE WORLD OF AUTHOR NASTASIA RUGANI

09/26/2018,

Once in a while, you read such an interesting book that you immediately would like to meet the author. This happened to my 7-year-old son this summer. He was fascinated with “El pequeño cuidador de insectos” by Nastasia Rugani, and he suggested  I should contact her. Today we travel to France and meet Nastasia. I […]

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Big World

4 GREAT TRAVEL BOOKS

09/14/2018,

“To travel far, there is no better ship than a book”- Emily Dickinson. Travel and literature go together in this series of great travel books.  Today I am pleased to recommend to you four great books that I have enjoyed reading and that I hope you will like too. Ready to travel to New York, […]

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Inspiration

THE MYSTERY OF THE GOLDEN WONDERFLOWER BY BENJAMIN FLOUW

07/22/2018,

Today we propose you a very special trip to Marseille, where we will speak with French author and illustrator Benjamin Flouw about his book “The Mystery of the Golden Wonderflower”, recently published by Little Gestalten.   “The Mystery of the Golden Wonderflower” is a charming story that celebrates so many great things: nature, friendship, beauty, […]

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JAPANESE LITERATURE

04/14/2018,

“If you think of someone enough, you’re sure to meet them again”- Haruki Murakami. We have spoken before about Japanese literature and about Japanese illustrator Shinsuke Yoshitake. Today I would like to recommend you two more books that will transport you immediately to Japan. My first recommendation is Hôzuki by Aki Shimazaki. I would love […]

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Inspiration

INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR MARÍA ISABEL SÁNCHEZ VERGARA

01/25/2018,

María Isabel Sánchez Vergara is one of my kid’s favorite authors. I have reviewed previously her great book “El Cuadro” and her titles dedicated to Frida Kahlo, Marie Curie, and Amelia Earhart. It was such a great pleasure to interview María Isabel Sánchez Vergara. You are going to love her answers about writing, living in […]

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Education, Inspiration

MAISTORY BOOK: INSPIRING IN CHILDREN A LOVE FOR BOOKS

12/17/2017,

“Children are made readers on the laps of their parents” –  Emilie Buchwald. Do you want your child to love to read? Are you looking for resources to inspire your children a love for books?  Look no further! Today we interview Maya, founder of MaiStoryBook. Maya is an artist and elementary teacher-to-be-in training who is […]

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TRAVEL & LITERATURE: JAPAN

06/05/2016,

“REAL LITERATURE, LIKE TRAVEL, IS ALWAYS A SURPRISE” – Alison Lurie. I hope this will be the first of many posts about Japanese literature. Today I would like to recommend you 6 books by Japanese authors or about Japan, that I have enjoyed reading lately and that are a great approach to the culture and […]

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Inspiration

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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BEDTIME STORY & READING TO OLDER CHILDREN

03/01/2016,

According to recent research, when children begin to read independently (between the ages of 6 and 9) their parents usually stop reading aloud to them. Yet, most of those children say “they loved it” when their parents read aloud to them at home. And the top reason is that bedtime story is a special time […]

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