A New Colouring Alphabet...
by admin on July 22, 2020 at 3:26 pm
We've just added a really lovely new colouring alphabet filled with flowers and butterflies - perfect for some summer colouring for older children (and a sneaky adult or two!)
Expanding Our Seaside Theme
by admin on July 11, 2020 at 6:28 pm
We've been going a bit seaside mad over the last few weeks, with a huge new influx of seaside printables, seaside worksheets, seaside crafts ... this is just a selection to tempt you to click through and explore!
Topping Up Our Sports Tracing Pages...
by admin on July 11, 2020 at 5:59 pm
We've been topping up our sports tracing pages with this lovely collection - some summer sports, some winter sports, and hopefully something for everyone!
An Abundance of New Summer Tracing Pages!
by admin on July 11, 2020 at 5:55 pm
Our tracing pages are very popular because they can be used in so many ways. Younger children can trace in the channels, older kids can trace all the dotted lines in different colours - and of course everyone can colour them in / cut them out too!
New Read and Colour Worksheets
by admin on July 7, 2020 at 11:26 am
These new "read and colour" or "read and draw" worksheets are such a low-stress way to work on reading comprehension and following instructions!
More Story Sum Cards...
by admin on June 30, 2020 at 4:09 pm
... this time for addition and subtraction within 20, 50 and 100. These cards are a fun way to show children how they might use their maths skills in "real life".
Introducing Our New I Spy Puzzles
by admin on June 26, 2020 at 4:22 pm
I'm calling these new I Spy activity sheets puzzles, but they can be used in many different ways. Use the I Spy sheets for counting, sorting, colours, vocabulary, conversation ... or play a traditional I Spy game based on what you can see.
Topping Up Our Summer Mazes...
by admin on June 26, 2020 at 2:36 pm
We've been topping up our collection of summer mazes today, adding 16 new printable mazes in total in 4 different levels of difficulty.
New British Butterflies Guide
by admin on June 16, 2020 at 5:11 pm
Do you have a butterfly spotter in the family? Then this guide is for you! And if not, maybe you will have when you've learned about some of the lovely butterflies in these pages.
New Picture Comprehension Worksheets
by admin on June 16, 2020 at 3:28 pm
Our latest picture comprehension worksheets - we've added 10 new ones today - are a really fun way to stretch children's observation skills and also encourage a bit of creative thinking, writing and drawing!
Multicultural kids books
on July 22, 2020 at 9:00 am
Looking for great picture books to share with the children in your life? You'll find books here that are sure to captivate the imaginations of kids ages 0-8. Monthly.Delivered: 7/22/2020 12:00:00 AM
How I learned to read
on January 12, 2016 at 5:03 pm
I was in first grade in 1941. The school system (one of the best in the country) adhered rigidly to the look say method. I wasn't reading while it seemed
2015 Winners of Caldecott Award and Newbery Medal
on February 3, 2015 at 11:28 am
The latest winners of the oldest and most prestigious awards for children's books - the Caldecott Award and the Newbery Medal - were announced on 2nd February 2015. The 2015 Caldecott Award was won by Dan Santat, the illustrator and writer of The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend. This is a picture book about friendship and courage. An imaginary friend, Beekle, is born on an island far away and waits to be chosen by a real child. Eventually, fed up with waiting, he heads off on a courageous and emotional journey to the city to find his own human. Read more here about previous winners of the Caldecott Award, including our all-time top favourites. The Crossover by Kwame Alexander was the winner of the 2015 Newbery Medal. It is about two 12-year-old African American twin boys who are basketball stars, coached by their father, a former professional basketball player, and supported by their mother, the assistant-principal. When an attractive girl arrives on the scene, the brothers begin the painful process of moving apart for the first time. This novel, suitable for readers aged 11 and over, is written in verse with quirky vocabulary adding an amusing touch to the narrative. You can read more about the previous winners of the Newbery Medal here.
Best Word Book Ever
on January 20, 2015 at 11:55 am
After being read to from the better books, a child will often be interested in seeing the words for anything that interests him or her. Richard Scarry's
Book and Toy Gift Ideas
on November 27, 2014 at 10:48 pm
Can't think what to give your little ones for Christmas? I love to give books as presents to the special children in my life, and often I try to go one step further and pair a book or two with a similarly themed toy to create an educational book and toy gift combination. The toy helps to spark the child's interest in a new subject and then, when they are captivated enough to want to find out more, they can turn to the book to extend their knowledge. Here you can find some of my favourite book and toy gift ideas for children. In each case I have suggested two books in addition to a toy which perfectly compliments the book choices.
Newbery Medal Winners by Recommended Reading Age
on October 14, 2014 at 8:53 pm
First awarded in 1922, the Newbery Medal was the first children’s book award in the world, and it continues to be one of the best known and most discussed children’s book awards. Reviewing past winners is a reliable way of finding inspirational and captivating novels suitable for young readers aged 8 and over. To help you choose just the right book for your child look no further than this full list of Newbery Medal Winners grouped by recommended reading age. You will even find recommendations for the very best of the best - those books considered by some to be most deserving of receiving this prestigious award.
250 Children’s Books Celebrating Black Girls
by Colours of Us on August 10, 2020 at 2:38 pm
Following our recent list of 150 Children’s Book Celebrating Black Boys, we had many requests to publish one about children’s books celebrating Black Girls, too — so here it is! This list features fictional books for all ages, … Read More The post 250 Children’s Books Celebrating Black Girls appeared first on Colours of Us.
NEW Multicultural Children’s Books July 2020
by Colours of Us on July 31, 2020 at 8:27 am
July has seen the release of some gorgeous multicultural children’s books for all ages! Our favourites this month are Good Night, Little Dancer (Babies & Toddlers), V Is For Voting (Preschool), Your Name Is A Song (Elementary School), … Read More The post NEW Multicultural Children’s Books July 2020 appeared first on Colours of Us.
150 Children’s Books Celebrating Black Boys
by Colours of Us on July 11, 2020 at 7:41 pm
Now more than ever, we need to celebrate Black boys in order to combat stereotypes and racial prejudice! This extensive list includes a huge variety of books featuring Black boys, from classics such as The Snowy Day to … Read More The post 150 Children’s Books Celebrating Black Boys appeared first on Colours of Us.
2020 Stonewall Award-Winning Children’s Books
by Colours of Us on July 6, 2020 at 8:34 am
For the first time in the 51 year history of the Stonewall Awards, the two award-winners as well as the three honour books this year were both multicultural AND written by own voices! The Stonewall Award recognizes children’s … Read More The post 2020 Stonewall Award-Winning Children’s Books appeared first on Colours of Us.
NEW Multicultural Children’s Books June 2020
by Colours of Us on June 30, 2020 at 8:00 am
Here is our selection of new multicultural children’s books for June 2020! Whilst we only found one board book, there are quite a few interesting new young adult novels. Our favourites this month are Antiracist Baby (Babies & … Read More The post NEW Multicultural Children’s Books June 2020 appeared first on Colours of Us.
60+ Children’s Books About Legendary Black Musicians
by Colours of Us on June 17, 2020 at 3:50 pm
June is Black Music Month! Time to celebrate all those legendary Black Musicians past and present — from Sister Rosetta Tharpe to Beyoncé, from Louis Armstrong to Bob Marley, and many more. There’s something for every age group … Read More The post 60+ Children’s Books About Legendary Black Musicians appeared first on Colours of Us.
NEW Multicultural Children’s Books May 2020
by Colours of Us on May 31, 2020 at 9:12 pm
Some exciting new releases this month! It wasn’t easy to decide on our favourite multicultural children’s books from this list but here they are: Welcome To The Party (Babies & Toddlers), Swashby And The Sea (Preschool), Lift (Elementary … Read More The post NEW Multicultural Children’s Books May 2020 appeared first on Colours of Us.
11 Multicultural Activity Books for Children
by Colours of Us on May 13, 2020 at 12:32 pm
Keeping children busy during these unprecedented times isn’t easy! These colourful multicultural activity books are a good way of engaging children in creative activities and at the same time teaching them about different cultures. 11 Multicultural Activity Books … Read More The post 11 Multicultural Activity Books for Children appeared first on Colours of Us.
New Multicultural Children’s Books April 2020
by Colours of Us on May 1, 2020 at 9:28 am
April saw the release of some gorgeous new multicultural children’s books! Our favourites this month are In My Anaana’s Amautik (Preschool), A Story About Afiyah (Elementary School), One Earth (Middle School), and Mad, Bad & Dangerous To Know … Read More The post New Multicultural Children’s Books April 2020 appeared first on Colours of Us.
80 Picture Book Biographies About Bold Black Women & Girls
by Colours of Us on March 16, 2020 at 4:49 pm
Women’s History Month is one of our favourite times of the year! We just love searching the internet up and down for multicultural children’s books about amazing women and girls. You’ll be sure to find plenty of gems … Read More The post 80 Picture Book Biographies About Bold Black Women & Girls appeared first on Colours of Us.