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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

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5 Books For Kids Who Don't Like Reading

5 books for kids who don’t like reading

Reading is not merely an entertaining pastime, but also a great way for children to improve on various language skills. Aside from some kind of lesson and morale, which most children’s books have, reading them also enhances their ability to read, expands their vocabulary, kindles their love for literature and in some cases even gives them a feel for style and structure - the tools they need to craft their own stories one day. Of course, not every child loves reading. Here are some great books that might spark their interest, though:

If your child isn’t easily scared and loves stories with a creepy vibe, then Coraline by Neil Gaiman might be the right choice to get them into reading. The story revolves around young Coraline, who falls through a portal to another world, in which darker versions of her parents try to keep her. It’s one of those books that are not only suitable for children, but for their parents as well. If you enjoyed it, there is also a 2009 movie adaptation that generally received favorable reviews.

This one is ideally suited for younger kids. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle follows the life of a newly hatched caterpillar, that is, as the title suggests, constantly looking for food, until it turns into a beautiful butterfly. The many lovely illustrations and short reading part make it great for kids who don’t like to read long passages. Even I read this one as a kid, and it should be in every kindergarten’s bookshelf.

This is one of the all-time classics. A book that is so obviously a must-read that you might just miss it, hidden in plain sight. Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren is one of the gems even our parents used to love, back when they were children. It follows the adventures of an unconventional young girl, who lives her crazy life exactly as she likes it. Until the present day, it has lost no part of its charm. Also, the movie adaptations are lovely.

This book can be a little gruesome at some parts, but it’s a little masterpiece nonetheless. Max and Moritz by Wilhelm Busch tells the story of two mischievous youngsters who steal, torture animals and play some genuinely evil pranks on everyone around them until they eventually have to feel the consequences. The story is told in many unique images and skillfully written rhymes.

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak is one of the big names when it comes to children’s books. It’s over 50 years old by now, and it is still a great book that many kids (and adults) enjoy today. Nowadays, this classic is available as reproduction that uses modern coloring technologies, but also stays true to the original artwork. With its unique storytelling style and fantastic creatures, this book is sure to continue inspiring children for generations to come.

About the Author
Ben Wendtner is an Austrian author and the creator of the online writing platform Belletristica, a place to publish, enjoy and chat about written words of all kinds.

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Monday, February 22, 2016

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100 Bookish Gifts for Book Lovers

Book lovers, beware! This post is going to make you break your budget and get new bookish accessories. We, people who love books, are a different species. Regardless of whether we prefer pixel or paper, we sure do like our literary decorations and ornaments.

We've taken the time to put together a list of the most popular bookish things that can now be found in the world. Some are destined for users of e-book readers while others address the people who still prefer reading paperbacks and hardbacks. Whatever the case, if you're looking to get a gift for a person who loves reading, you probably need to check out this list:

1. Bookish... and Proud of It. Get it here.

2.  I have a Book Hangover. Get it here.

3. The Complete Works of Jane Austen. Get it here.

 4. Bookworm Wrap ring. Get it here.

5. The Hobbit bookmark. Get it here.

6. Kindle Voyage E-Reader. Get it here.

7. Kindle Klevercase. Get it here.

8. Lost Ocean: Coloring Book for Adults. Get it here
9. HighSun Literary Mr. Cat. Get it here.

10. This book-like iPhone case. Get it here.

11. Library Card Canvas Tote Bag. Get it here.

12. Outop Elegant Antique Book Tissue Dispenser. Get it here.

13. Alice In Wonderland Pouch. Get it here.
14. Onesie - The Little Prince. Get it here.

15. Watership Down T-Shirt. Get it here.

16. The Fault in Our Stars Hoodie. Get it here.

17. Afoxsos The Hunger Games Bracelet. Get it here.

18. The Call of the Wild T-shirt. Get it here.

19. Eat Sleep Read Earrings. Get it here.

20. This comfy reading pillow. Get it here.

21. Book Lovers Never Go To Bed Alone T-Shirt. Get it here.

22. I Love Books Earrings. Get it here.

23. Pride and Prejudice Scarf. Get it here.

24. Edgar Allan Poe Socks. Get it here.

25. Read Books and Be Happy Jumper. Get it here.

26. Foot Traffic Socks For Bookworms. Get it here.

27. So Many Books So Little Time Sleepshirt. Get it here 

28. Book Lights. Get it here.

29. See-N-Read Reading Tool. Get it here.
30. Why Can't People Just Sit and Read Books iPhone Case. Get it here.

31. Bookend Set - Creative Co-Op Metal Arrow. Get it here.

32. Harry Potter and Hedwig Bookend. Get it here.

33. Game of Thrones Bottle Opener. Get it here.

 34. This book-scented candle. Get it here. 

 35. Ayn Rand Atlas Shrugged Bottle Opener. Get it here

 36. This bookish coffee/tea mug, available here 

 37. Never Judge a Book by Its Movie Bookmark. Get it here

38. PagePal Page Holder. Get it here

39. A Bamboo Reading Rack. Get it here

 40. Harry Potter Marauder's Map. Get it here

41. Lemony Snicket Earrings. Get it here

42. Reading Magnifier. Get it here

43. Direwolf Bookmark (Inspired by Game of Thrones). Get it here

44. Book Holder and Travel Pillow. Get it here
45. The Book Lover's Journal. Get it here

46. This folding bookcase. Get it here

47. Plain Glasses. Get it here

48. Always Harry Potter Poster. Get it here

49. Charles Bukowski Quote Poster. Get it here

50. Kurt Vonnegut Literary Mug. Get it here

51. To Kill a Mockingbird Poster. Get it here.

52. Oh, The Places You'll Go Dr. Seuss Poster. Get it here.

 53. Book Necklace. Get it here.

54. 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die. Get it here.

55. Potterhead Keychain. Get it here.

56. Readers Gonna Read Mug. Get it here.

57. Will Power Shakespeare T-Shirt. Get it here.

58. I Like Big Books and I Cannot Lie Tote Bag. Get it here.

59. John Steinbeck Quote Poster. Get it here.

60. Night Circus Brooch. Get it here.

61. You Fell Asleep Here bookmark. Get it here.

62. Tequila Mockingbird. Get it here.

63. Novel Teas and literary quotes. Get it here.

64. We're All Mad Moleskine. Get it here.

65. Miniature Book Necklace. Get it here.

66. Bad Grammar Makes Me [sic]. Get it here.

67. I Love a Good Book Typography poster. Get it here.

68. Handmade Candle Bibliotheque. Get it here.

69. I finished my book and now I don't know what to do with myself. Get it here.

70. Reading is knowledge tote. Get it here.

71. My Wine Club Has a Book Problem Tote. Get it here.

72. Handmade Book Cover Antique. Get it here.

73. Harry Potter Quidditch Snitch Pendant. Get it here.

74. Book Clutch. Get it here.

75. Stack of Books Suitcase Bag ID. Get it here.

76. Peter Rabbit Water Bottle. Get it here.

77. Fahrenheit 451 Tote. Get it here.

78. Twilight Bookmarks. Get it here.

79. Fangtasia T-shirt. Get it here.

80. Lumio. Get it here.

81. Read, Remember, Recommend Journal. Get it here.

82. Society 6 The Bookish Forest Mug. Get it here.

83. MightyBright XtraFlex. Get it here.

84. What Would Life Be Without Books? Tote. Get it here.

85. Bookbone. Get it here.

86. Moleskine Peanuts. Get it here.

87. Just One More Chapter Pillow. Get it here.

88. I Love Reading Snoopy Smartphone Case. Get it here.

89. Headboard Light WalterDrake. Get it here.

90. I'd Rather Be Reading T-shirt. Get it here.

91. Books Are My Bag Tote. Get it here.

92. Book Nerd T-Shirt. Get it here.

93. So many books, so little time, Frank Zappa quote poster. Get it here.

94. Divergent bracelets. Get it here.

95. Reading is my super power mug. Get it here.

96. I am simply a book drunkard T-Shirt. Get it here.

97. Library necktie. Get it here.

98. Neil Gaiman quote poster. Get it here.

99. Hercule Poirot Candle. Get it here.

100. Owls i-Clip Magnetic Page Markers. Get it here.

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