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World Book Day #ShareAStory #ShareAMillionStories

For more information about World Book Day simply click the logo to visit the main website.

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Ruby’s #OneMinuteStory 04 ‘Fashion Statement’

Day 04 is an environmental poem written for World Book Day several years ago but we thought we would share it here

Happy Listening.

Fashion Statement

 

Share A Million Stories for World Book Day

Folk can still sign up to be part of the Million Stories Event with prizes up for grabs.  All reading for a minimum of 10 minutes counts towards a story share.

DON’T FORGET: 1 story share = the number of children who are listening, so if you are reading to a group of 30, that’s 30 story shares!

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Ruby’s #OneMinuteStory Day 03

World Book Day #ShareAStory #ShareAMillionStories

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Ruby’s #OneMinuteStory 03 ‘The Game’

Day 03 is a #OneHundredWord story, inspired once again by folktales that we have been reading. We loved the thought of a child breaking the starry sky, whilst playing a simple game.

Happy Listening.

‘The Game’ by Rose English

At the top of the world, sits Nanook; surrounded by shards of black glistening crystals, light having been extinguished.

He feels guilty – but it was just a game.

Yet he had knocked the North Star from the sky, leaving his world dim.

“Have you learned your lesson boy?’

The village elder had approached silently; the heavy darkness had muffled the sound.

“Yes father. I’m sorry’.

The chief lifted a shard, it began to shine. Throwing it up into the air, it shot off at great speed, the others followed, back into the velvet night, illuminating once more the heavens.

Share A Million Stories for World Book Day

Folk can still sign up to be part of the Million Stories Event with prizes up for grabs.  All reading for a minimum of 10 minutes counts towards a story share.

DON’T FORGET: 1 story share = the number of children who are listening, so if you are reading to a group of 30, that’s 30 story shares!

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Ruby’s #OneMinuteStory Day 02

World Book Day #ShareAStory #ShareAMillionStories

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Ruby’s #OneMinuteStory 02 ‘The Nightingale and the Rose’

Day 02 and our ‘One Minute Story’ is from a folktale. It is also another #OneHundredWord story.

Happy Listening.

‘The Nightingale and the Rose’ by Rose English

It is said that long ago, the Nightingale could not sing, he simply squawked. One hot summers day, he saw a beautiful white rose and fell instantly in love.

From that day he was inspired to sing. It is believed that the flower would only open her petals when she heard the Nightingale’s song.

The pair were so in love that the little bird hugged the white rose so tightly a thorn stabbed through his heart, sadly killing him. However, Nightingale’s blood splashed the rose, turning her white petals red, and thus she stayed for the rest of her days.

Share A Million Stories for World Book Day

Folk can still sign up to be part of the Million Stories Event with prizes up for grabs.  All reading for a minimum of 10 minutes counts towards a story share.

DON’T FORGET: 1 story share = the number of children who are listening, so if you are reading to a group of 30, that’s 30 story shares!

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World Book Day #ShareAStory #ShareAMillionStories

Officially the Share A Million Stories started yesterday, but here we are to share our news on the event. We are counting down to #WorldBookDay2020 and would love to be able to take part in  ‘share a million stories’ but time alas is against us. However, we are going to try out a few of our ‘One Minute Stories’. Drop by each day until World Book Day on Thursday 5th March 2020 to check out each story.

In the meantime, to find out more about World Book Day simply click the logo to visit the main website.

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Ruby’s #OneMinuteStory 01 ‘The Last Race’

Check out our first ‘One Minute Story’ You might also like to know that it is also a #OneHundredWord story.

Happy Listening.

The Last Race by Rose English

A fragrant spring breeze gently blew over the meadow. The last dandelion clock prepared for the big race; it was not a race to the finish, but a contest of agility – which seed would get the furthest, in the least amount of time?

The athletes shivered in anticipation, each seed nudging its neighbour. The wind whirled, caressing the wildflowers that cheered and waved. It rippled over the grass, tickling and teasing those who waited in anticipation of the final battle. The bluebells rang out, signifying for the seeds to be ready.

Then it was here, and they were off!

Share A Million Stories for World Book Day

Folk can still sign up to be part of the Million Stories Event with prizes up for grabs.  All reading for a minimum of 10 minutes counts towards a story share.

DON’T FORGET: 1 story share = the number of children who are listening, so if you are reading to a group of 30, that’s 30 story shares!

Click the logo below.

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#WorldBookDay coming Thursday 5th March 2020

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World Book Day 2020 #ShareAStory

So once again it is that time of year where we spread the love of reading to our younger friends or children. World Book Day is a great way of doing this and you can find out more by clicking the logo at the top of the page to go to their main website.

#ShareAMillionStories

This year the aim is to Share A Million Stories with younger readers, schools and community groups even parents can sign up to share a story each day starting 27th February 2020 with a chance to win book prizes check it out HERE.

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Over the next few days we will be sharing some of our ‘One Minute Stories’. We hope you will drop by and check each one out. All leading up to World Book Day on Thursday 5th March 2020.

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First Lines Friday (Children’s Books)

We love this idea so we will give it a go but use only children’s books. It is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?  Check out Wandering Words for more info, and follow the rules below:

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!

If you’re using Twitter, don’t forget to use #FirstLinesFridays!

Here we go…


“Where’s Papa going with that ax?” said Fern to her mother as they were setting the table for breakfast.


This is from a classic do you know it?

If not read on to find out which book this extract is from…

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03 Charlottes Web

Wilbur the pig’s life has already been saved by Fern, but when he is sold to her uncle he realises his life is in even more danger.

Enter Charlotte A. Cavatica, a beautiful large grey spider. Charlotte is determined to keep Wilbur from the chopping block, and comes up with an ingenious way to do just that.

Charlotte’s Web  by E.B. White  is a classic tale of friendship, bravery and a little bit of animal magic.

A highly recommended read, a truly beautiful tale.

Thank you for visiting and Happy Reading

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‘That’s Our Home!’ by Jude Lennon

Keep Our Beaches Clean!

Are you passionate about keeping our beaches clean?

Would you like to help our lovely author friend Jude Lennon from Little Lamb Tales to publish her latest children’s book ‘That’s Our Home!’ You would or still not sure? If not sure then check out Jude’s video below. Or find out more on the project page by clicking HERE

If you take part in this great Kickstarter project. You could also receive goodies in exchange for your pledge. We pledged a small amount and if the project is successful we will receive a signed copy of the book. How exciting is that?

Visit Lamby and Flossie and find out more about the Kickstarter Campaign by clicking on the little lamb logo below.

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Oh my goodness check this out, a sneek peek of some of the wonderful characters that will be featured in ‘That’s Our Home!’ by Jude Lennon with the beautiful illustrations by Lisa Williams

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Don’t forget you can help to get this book in print. Just visit the Kickstarter Page and show your support. Pledge £10 or more and you can help get the book, and its environmental message out into the world. Plus, by pledging this amount you can opt to receive a signed copy of the book should the campaign be successful. Go on what are you waiting for.

Please #SpreadTheWord and thank you for visiting. Happy Reading.

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