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The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read

By Fiona Hamilton / November 15, 2023

So what might you study this week? How studious can you be? Persevere and we will see you on the other end of your achievements.

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The Light Within You

By Fiona Hamilton / November 13, 2023

Be enlightened about words and Diwali, the ‘Festival of Lights’ as you read the delightful, The Light Within You.

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Beneath

By Fiona Hamilton / November 1, 2023

There is much that lies beneath. The same is true for words, letters and the stories they tell. Come look beneath the letters with us!

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Funny Bones

By Fiona Hamilton / October 25, 2023

In a dark, dark town in a dark, dark house lived two skeletons and their dog. And in that dark, dark, town there were some words…

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Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes

By Fiona Hamilton / October 18, 2023

Go walking, singing and resilience-building with Pete the Cat, learning when life throws unexpected things your way ‘it’s all good’.

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Julián is a Mermaid

By Fiona Hamilton / September 27, 2023

Julian is creative. Julian is inspired. Julian is also a mermaid. Enjoy exploring words that may inspire you and your creativity.

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The Boy Who Tried to Shrink His Name

By Fiona Hamilton / September 21, 2023

Embrace the stories behind names and words and unite your community through this week’s text that celebrates identity and connection.

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Deep

By Fiona Hamilton / September 13, 2023

So many things to go deep into in this beautiful fact-filled reference book. Why not go deep with word inquiry too? So much to explore!

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Never, Not Ever!

By Fiona Hamilton / August 16, 2023

Does trying something new leave you shaking, trembling or even sobbing? Pascaline the bat feels the same in this ‘first-day jitters’ tale.

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Dave’s Rock

By Fiona Hamilton / June 14, 2023

What can you rock with a rock? Whatever it is, make it good, then better, and finally your best with cavemen Jon and Dave in Dave’s Rock.

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The Circles All Around Us

By Fiona Hamilton / June 9, 2023

Who are the people around you? Who is in your circle? Celebrate your place and connection in a community with this wise worldly text.

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In a Jar

By Fiona Hamilton / May 31, 2023

What do you collect and what is worth keeping in a jar? Find out what collections two friends move with them in this moving story.

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Elmer

By Fiona Hamilton / May 24, 2023

Elmer, the patchwork elephant embraces his uniqueness and teaches us it’s okay to be different. Inquire into our differences with Elmer.

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The Speedy Sloth

By Fiona Hamilton / May 17, 2023

Slow or fast, first or last, race to read The Speedy Sloth and engage with words, letters and classmates in several different ways.

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Stick and Stone

By Fiona Hamilton / May 10, 2023

These friends really stick together and some letters often stick together too! Explore different letters in this tale about friendship.

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My Cat Likes to Hide in Boxes

By Fiona Hamilton / April 27, 2023

My cat likes to hide in boxes and graphemes can hide in words too. Explore this book – take a close look at the spelling of some words.

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The Lost Words: a spell book

By Fiona Hamilton / April 18, 2023

Take time to celebrate nature – and naturally, we encourage you to explore the wonderful words we use to describe all things natural.

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Crescent Moons and Pointed Minarets

By Fiona Hamilton / April 13, 2023

Shapes and words are a part of everyday life. What shapes represent things that are important to you and what are the stories they hold?

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Spring Stinks

By Fiona Hamilton / April 5, 2023

Dislike something that everyone else likes? You are not alone. But everyone enjoys springing into word investigations with Spring Stinks.

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Busting

By Fiona Hamilton / March 30, 2023

What would you do if you really needed the loo but noone would let you jump the queue? Find out in this text packed full of rhyme.

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