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Read Aloud - Hareclive Primary School Bristol

This week I had the pleasure of listening to a group of reading recovery pupils at Hareclive Primary School in Hartcliffe, Bristol. The children read aloud confidently from their favourite books. Reading Recovery is a school-based, short-term intervention designed for children aged five or six, who are the lowest achieving in literacy after their first year of school. The intervention involves intensive one-to-one lessons for 30 minutes a day with a trained literacy teacher, for between 12 and 20 weeks. It was fantastic listening to all of the hard work that the children have achieved since starting the programmeđź“š#readingrecovery

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FUNDRAISING FOR CHILDREN'S BEREAVEMENT CHARITY - WINSTON'S WISH

Lemon Drop Books are donating £3 from every sale of Otis Lemon & The Magic Scooter in November to help support bereaved children - just enter the code WINSTONSWISH at the checkout. This is a cause really close to Mark’s heart and one that we hope you’ll support. Please share and let’s make a real difference to children struggling with loss.

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MARK LEMON INTERVIEW WITH MAMAZOU

Mark Lemon is a dad of two mixed race kids: Otis and Thea. While Otis and Thea loved all the classics, Mark couldn’t help but wonder if there were any books out there with characters that looked like his children. Disillusioned by the woeful lack of diverse characters in children’s books, he took matters into his own hands and started penning his books during his daily commute. Since then, Mark has currently sold over 500 books through his own website and his books are now available in Waterstones, Foyles and Amazon and independent bookstores throughout his home town of Bristol. He provides books to local children’s hospital libraries and has worked closely with a number of primary schools having created...

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