I recently attended a read-aloud training workshop in a community centre on the other side of town, where the participants were primarily mothers from low-income families. A question came up from a mother regarding her own reading skills.Sunday, 11 March, 2012, 12:00am
I recently attended a read-aloud training workshop in a community centre on the other side of town, where the participants were primarily mothers from low-income families. A question came up from a mother regarding her own reading skills.11 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
A New Year's Reunion by Yu Liqiong is one of my favourite books and my daughter's, as well.
It is the story of Maomao, a little girl in China spending Lunar New Year with her parents and friends.
Her father is a migrant worker who returns home only once a year.15 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
After 25 years, 10 studio albums and sales that exceed 50 million units, frontman Mick Hucknall remains the single common thread running through soul-pop legends Simply Red. That is, Hucknall, and the timeless music the band has produced. Through it all, he remains very much the face of the band.19 Sep 2010 - 12:00am
A picture may be worth a thousand words, but most Hong Kong parents don't subscribe to that idea when buying books for their children. More often than not, they select volumes with considerable text, even for very young readers.20 Aug 2008 - 12:00am
Here's a chance for young writers and painters to get their works published.
Under the Young Storyteller campaign, organised by SCMP Book Publishing Limited, six books created by children aged nine to 15 have already been published this summer.19 Sep 2007 - 12:00am
Joan Rankin adapts the ugly duckling theme in her zany picture book, You're Somebody Special, Walliwigs (Bodley Head, $170). The chick in question is an ugly baby parrot whose mother built its nest at the top of a ship's funnel. She is away on a feeding foray when the ship sets sail, leading to high adventure for Walliwigs.25 Sep 1999 - 12:00am
ALL children will sooner or later meet a bully who makes their lives a misery. But there can be few better antidotes for the young than an encounter with Bootsie Barker.
Bootsie is the little horror in Bootsie Barker Bites by Barbara Bottner, brightly illustrated by Peggy Rathman (Mammoth $68).4 Nov 1995 - 12:00am
DINOSAURS are creatures with many lives, this time making their return in Dinosaur Fright by Colin Threadgall (Red Fox $51). A band of dinosaurs takes ingenious action to rid their once-happy land of an invading herd of giant brachiosaurus. This colourful picture book introduces the various species.27 Aug 1994 - 12:00am