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Book Review: In the Tea Village

Book Review: In the Tea Village

Sundays are For Reading - Cultural Adventurers: In the Tea Village by Dingli Stevens and Liang Kun Have you ever wondered how tea is made? In this book from the creative team behind Happy Chinese New Year, Elena!, Elena and her friend Robert discover the cultural significance of tea in Chinese culture when they pay a visit to the enchanted land of the Tea Valley.When the children land in the magical Tea Valley, they wander through a museum and learn all about tea facts and different types of tea. As they discover different factual terms and learn about all kinds of tea from...

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Book Review: In the Rice Paradise

Book Review: In the Rice Paradise

Sundays are For Reading - Cultural Adventurers: In the Rice Paradise by Dingli Stevens and Liang Kun Adventure, culture, and all you wanted to know about growing and harvesting rice! Join Elena as she visits the magical rice paradise and finds out about the importance of rice in Chinese culture, from the creative team behind Happy Chinese New Year, Elena! Elena travels to an enchanted museum of rice in a story that intertwines facts alongside the illustrated spreads that illuminate the cultural significance of rice and the rice-growing process. From planting to harvest, Elena learns to grow rice as well as...

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Book Review: The Book of Hopes

Book Review: The Book of Hopes

Sundays are For Reading - The Book of Hopes edited by Katherine Rundell The Book of Hopes is a collection of stories, drawings, facts, and accounts, put together in the early days of the COVID-19 outbreak when the outlook was bleak and hope seemed to be a tall order. As editor Katherine Rundell notes, it was in books that she found the strength to become just that bit stronger. So she went to some of the very best in children’s literature in search of a little hope to hand on to the children who were going through a world in crisis....

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Book Review: Anne Arrives

Book Review: Anne Arrives

Sundays are For Reading - Anne Arrives Inspired by L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables, adapted by Kallie George and illustrated by Abigail Halpin Adapted from L. M. Montgomery’s beloved classic Anne of Green Gables, this illustrated early reader series is all set to introduce a younger set of bookworms to the world of Anne’s imagination and escapades. Anne Arrives begins with the Cuthberts’ anticipation of an orphan boy’s arrival by train. But when Matthew arrives at the station, he discovers instead an imaginative orphan girl by the name of Anne-with-an-e. The episodic nature of Anne’s adventures in the original classic...

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