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Tag Archives | Children’s Literature

Competition: Win a Gruffalo Plush or Backpack!

Everybody loves the Gruffalo! We have three stunning Gruffalo backpacks and 3 large special edition plush Gruffalos to give away. All you have to do is the following: 1. Snap a picture of your little one reading a Gruffalo book or playing with Gruffalo toys. 2. Send the picture to socialmedia@exclusives.co.za with ‘Gruffalo’ in the […]

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Product Review: Finding Neverland and Peter Pan

Warning: May Contain Spoilers Since I was very young I have always been fascinated and entranced by the world created by J. M Barrie. Peter Pan is a tale that transcends age, no matter how old you are or how young, you can always find an escape in Neverland. In the past the only movie […]

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Competition: Win a Complete Set of Alex Rider Books

Who is Alex Rider? Name: Alex Rider Age: 14 years Appearance: Alex is well built, with short fair hair and brown eyes. Early Life: A few months after his birth, Alex’s parents, John and Helen Rider, were killed in a plane crash. Alex was then raised by his uncle, Ian Rider. They travelled widely, throughout the UK, Europe and the Americas […]

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Book Review of Wonder by RJ Palacio

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Like My Sister Lives on the Mantlepiece, this title surprised me with the depths of its wisdom considering its guise as a book for pre-teens. I’m thinking of categorising these ‘Sneaky Adult Favourites’. August Pullman, or Auggie as he is called by his loved ones, was born with a facial deformity that causes kids to […]

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10 Great Audio Books to Listen to in Traffic

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Anyone working or staying in or around the city is likely to be subjected to at least a small amount of traffic on a daily basis, and that’s if you’re lucky. Probably one of the worst things about traffic is that it can significantly increase the time it takes you to reach your destination. From […]

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Competition: Win a Hamper of Children’s Titles

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We have compiled a beautiful hamper of children’s books, which includes some of the biggest names in children’s literature, such as Michael Morpurgo, Anne Fine and Dick King-Smith. The hamper includes: Ninnyhammer – Dick King Smith Ruby the Red Fairy – Daisy Meadows Amber the Orange Fairy – Daisy Meadows Jamie and Angus Together – […]

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Competition: Win a Set of Very Short Introductions

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The Very Short Introduction series (the VSI collection) has long been a stalwart part of the Oxford University Press publishing house. These books are pocket-sized insights into a variety of subjects; over three hundred of them thus far. They explore the historical, economic and social aspects of a variety of topics, ranging from art to religion […]

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Kelly Ansara Reviews Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again

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Kelly Ansara over at It’s a Book Thing got her hands on the first ever Flemming-family endorsed sequel to Ian Flemming’s iconic ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang‘ titled ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: Flies Again’ by Frank Cottrell Boyce. A book like this one stands out, not only because of its predecessor (Ian Fleming) but because it […]

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Wimpy Kid vs Zombie Kid: The Court Case Begins

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Until now, monster mash-ups have been done with novels that are no longer protected by copyright due to the author being dead longer than fifty years. Prime examples include Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters and  Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. But now Antartic Press is being sued (and rightfully so, in this author’s opinion) by […]

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