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The Magic of Myths and Folklore

The Magic of Myths and Folklore

Being based in the south-east, it’s no surprise that Monster Books has a penchant for bizarre and fantastical stories. Narnia, Middle Earth, and Wonderland were all invented in nearby Oxford, and the river that runs through the inventively named Henley-on-Thames is...

How to get a child interested in reading

How to get a child interested in reading

Some children seem to have been born with their noses stuck in books. I was one such child, exhausted every day at school because I had stayed up late reading Molly Moon or My Secret Unicorn - or whatever I was obsessed with at the time. In an act of desperation, my...

Fantastic Fantasy: The best YA fantasy reads for right now

Fantastic Fantasy: The best YA fantasy reads for right now

After the frankly unbelievable plot of the past 12 months in real life, it’s hard not to wonder if we’re going to have to rethink the definition of fantasy fiction. When reality has had you suspending your disbelief for an extended amount of time, you have to choose...

What makes a children’s bestseller?

What makes a children’s bestseller?

Observations of a Children’s Bookseller World Book Day is about getting children interested in books - and that’s the job of a children’s bookseller all year round. So as the day approaches once again, I find myself thinking - what is it that makes the popular books...

Funny February: The Lifeline of Funny Books

Funny February: The Lifeline of Funny Books

The world is throwing us many challenges at the moment, one of them being exactly how to keep kids engaged with learning while they’re stuck at home, missing their friends and teachers. It’s not easy - but funny books might just come to the rescue. The role of funny...

Funny Books For Kids By Age

Funny Books For Kids By Age

Trying to keep kids interested in reading can be a challenge at the best of times - and especially when they’re stuck inside all day getting a bit sick of all the home schooling. Luckily, funny books come to the rescue to grab their attention. There’s a huge range to...

Best Language Apps 2020

Best Language Apps 2020

Here is a list of our favourite language apps in 2020 (feel free to suggest any you love): Grammarly (Chrome extension or keyboard addition) – Grammarly is an AI-powered writing assistant which checks your spelling and grammar across documents, emails and social...

Good Translator > Google Translate – Harriet’s Opinion

Good Translator > Google Translate – Harriet’s Opinion

Good translator > Google translate  There are many situations in life which encourage us to reach for the immediate assistance of Google Translate: a monolingual menu in that charming, local restaurant you discovered on holiday; a desperate attempt to give helpful...

Covid and Translation

Covid and Translation

Translation: A sure-fire investment for the future I’m 52 years old today (… why thank you – it’s all that clean living) but, I can still recall the classroom dust motes, the smell of polish and wood, and the pain and anguish, 40 odd years ago, as I sat there, utterly...