Magic!
Literature, Classics + Poetry
Literature, Classics + Poetry

‘Magic!’ – brand new fairy tales from new writers!

In today’s blog we’re looking at the fantastic Magic! New Fairy Tales by Irish Writers, an enchanting collection of fairy tales that’s themed around the emerald isle itself: Ireland. Let’s face it, EVERYBODY believes in magic (or at least Read More

Jurassic Classics
Things to Do for Kids of All Ages
Things to Do for Kids of All Ages

Meet the Prehistoric Masters of Literature

Discover literary history with a prehistoric twist and then colour it in! This HAS to be one of the books of the season for us here at Quarto Publishing. Everyone who has had the chance to take a peek at a copy since its release last Read More

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Things to Do for Kids of All Ages
Things to Do for Kids of All Ages

Playmobil Adventure: Sherlock

Who doesn’t love a good mystery? The intrigue, the building tension, and the suspects are enough to draw anyone in. Readers of mystery novels devour their page-turners and can’t wait to discover a solution. And who doesn't love Playmobil? Read More

Jurassic Classics
Literature, Classics + Poetry
Literature, Classics + Poetry

Get a Jurassic Jumpstart on March Reading Madness

In March, many schools and libraries hold March Reading Madness as a way to get kids excited about books. There are so many different ways to hold the tournament, but the basic premise is that kids log the number of hours/books they read Read More

Julius Caesar
Literature, Classics + Poetry
Literature, Classics + Poetry

Beware the Ides of March, Julius Caesar!

In the tragic play Julius Caesar, William Shakespeare dramatizes the assassination of the Dictator of the Roman Republic, Julius Caesar, in 44 BC. Although Shakespeare’s play is a work of fiction, which means that he made up the Read More

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Literature, Classics + Poetry
Literature, Classics + Poetry

Halloween Monster: Was Frankenstein Misunderstood?

Big, green, and mean—all words used to describe Frankenstein. But upon closer reading of the classic horror story, readers might start to wonder if Frankenstein is less like a Halloween monster and more like a misunderstood man. Take for Read More

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Literature, Classics + Poetry
Literature, Classics + Poetry

Writing and Drawing Dracula

For most children, the name “Dracula” evokes this image in their minds— —probably accompanied by “One, ah ah ah…two, ah ah ah…” But for upper elementary or middle school children, they can enjoy this version of the classic Dracula Read More

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Literature, Classics + Poetry
Literature, Classics + Poetry

A Sleepy Hollow Mock Trial for Kids

Whether from reading classic versions, such as this one, or viewing updated movie versions with Johnny Depp as Ichabod Crane, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is just that…legendary. But after reading this spooky tale, readers are left with a Read More

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Picture Books
Picture Books

Folktales for Kids: A Story of the Crow

We often wonder where authors get their incredible ideas. How many times have readers wanted to be able to call up an author after reading a book, simply to pick his or her brain about the amazing story they just read? The author’s note at Read More

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Picture Books
Picture Books

A New Adventure in Fairy Tale Land

One perusal through the Fairy Tale section of your local library (398.2 for you fellow bibliophiles) and you will see that there are various versions of the classics. Some are versions from other countries and cultures, while others are Read More