Magnificent Mabel is a huge hit with newly independent readers! But how did author Ruth Quayle, who wrote the series, create Magnificent Mabel and bring her to life?Firstly, Ruth, thanks so much for joining us over at The Little Bookstall. We are huge fans of your ...

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Witches, wizards and mythical creatures. Is there anything more to fantasy books for kids?Hands up if you think that fantasy books are just souped-up fairy tales for little kids. If you flick past books with dragons and mythical beasts with barely a second glance. ...

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School's out for summer....or nearly. We've had a year of lockdowns, partial lockdowns, going nowhere and seeing no-one. Which means that most of us haven't ventured much further than to put out the bins. But you can still keep their imagination alive with our ...

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In the first of our behind-the-scenes interviews, Stephanie Clarkson talks to The Little Bookstall. meet stephanie clarkson who wrote super milly and the super school day. find out how she brought our little super-hero to life and what her own super-powers are!Thanks so much for ...

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Books with no words? What's the point of wordless picture books? How on earth can that help my child to learn to read? Or to improve their reading? Is that what you're thinking? It is, isn't it? I know because I used to think ...

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Now, you might have a kid who takes to reading like a duck to water. Or you might have a reluctant reader, a child who'd rather do anything than pick up a book.Sound familiar? Don't worry. You're not alone. And there are some simple ...

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Hooray! Your child is ready to embark on reading alone! But how do you choose a just right book for independent reading?Firstly, let's start off by giving yourself a big clap on the back. You've probably spent hours (though it might feel a whole ...

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