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10th June 2016
In Praise of the Nation's Dads
In Praise of the Nation's Dads
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1st March 2016
World Book Day
World Book Day
  The World Book Day strapline ‘Turning Millions of Kids into Millions of Readers' is simple and effective. Children may read with confidence. They may diligently read the school book they bring home in their book bag every day. But they don't necessarily read for pleasure and instilling a love of reading in children is a gift for life. So... Read More...

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1st March 2016
Here's our 500 words
This week we have been thrilled to hear that BBC Radio 2’s 500 word competition is a popular as ever, with a record number of entries. Just in case you have haven’t heard, the 500 word competition aims to get children excited about reading and writing. All children (aged 5 – 13), no matter their ability, write an original story on... Read More...

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3rd February 2016
Top Tips for Making Up a Story (it's harder than it seeems...)
You may not know but it's World Storytelling Week, a global celebration of storytelling that should have children curled up on their parents lap, totally absorbed by a captivating story... Except, if you're anything like me, you'll find it much harder than you imagine to make up a good story on the spur of the moment. I tend to start with great... Read More...

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24th November 2015
Mog Mania
Mog Mania
Judith Kerr’s resurrection of her beloved cat Mog, 13 years after she was killed off in Goodbye Mog, has shot to the top of the UK book charts, beating names including David Walliams, Bill Bryson and Ian Rankin to the number one slot. Kerr’s new picture book, Mog’s Christmas Calamity, sees the beloved tabby cat cause chaos in... Read More...

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9th November 2015
Our Top Five Books for Christmas
Our Top Five Books for Christmas
It's been a busy year at Itsyourstory with four new books launching, bringing our tally to 28. Choosing our top five books for Christmas was no easy task but we've done our best (with the obvious caveat that all of our books make a wonderful Christmas present!)   1 Read More...

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30th October 2015
Top 5 Haunted Houses in Children’s fiction
Top 5 Haunted Houses in Children’s fiction
It's almost time for monsters, witches and goblins to come out and go ‘Trick-or-Treating’, but if you and your family happen to be tucked up indoors, staying away from all the ghosts and ghouls, why not share a scary story on a blustery October night!? Listed below are our top 5 picks of children stories which contain haunted houses: Read More...

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20th October 2015
Calling All Animal Lovers
Did you know that a cow’s “moo” has a different accent depending on what region they originate from? Or that bats always turn left when they fly out of a cave? Zebras are actually white with black stripes, not the other way around and that Flamingos can only eat when their heads are upside down!  These are just a few of the million amazing... Read More...

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9th September 2015
Children Starting Pre-school? What You Should Know
All parents wish for their children to have a strong start in life, & a good pre-school experience provides a strong foundation for a successful future in education. If you considered enrolling you child in pre-school this year but were worried they were not quite ready then rest assured that there are a number of easy ways to prepare you little one for... Read More...

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15th June 2015
Read Yourself Around the World
Read Yourself Around the World
On Its Your Story, we regularly mentioned how important parental involvement is in helping children to become confident & capable readers. With this in mind, we encourage our blog followers & your children to take part in the Reading Miles Global Challenge. In 2012 the National Literacy Trust & the Oxford University press teamed up to launch... Read More...

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