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Picture books for children – reviews

 ‘Brilliant eye for the absurd’: Beatrice Alemagna’s Harold Snipperpot’s Best Disaster Ever. Photograph: Beatrice Alemagna Poor Harold Snipperpot is about to turn seven and longing for his first proper birthday party. Normally too uptight for…



Tips for successful preparation of Exams

Nisha Khatana Generally perceived as a hard task, right preparation in a relaxed and stress-free way can be a fruitful and gratifying experience. Seven skills important for excellence are persistence, self control, optimism, grit, curiosity,…



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Top 10 books about Hollywood

A town that shills the truth … Kim Basinger in the film version of LA Confidential, the third volume of James Ellroy’s LA Quartet Photograph: Allstar/Warner Bros The idea for my novel Bindlestiff riffs on my own…


Watch: How books can empower your child

In these Ted Talks, experts talk about why your kids need to read more books. Why a good book is a secret door In this Ted Talk, award winning author Mac Barnett shares anecdotes to…



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Top 10 books about women and the sea

Raynor Winn, author of The Salt Path, pictured near Poluran, Cornwall, with her husband Moth. The pair walked the South West Coast Path after losing their home. Photograph: Jim Wileman/The Guardian The sea, historically, has…