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Summer Reading List: Ten Little Boys Share their Favourite Books

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Books are a big deal in our house, especially at bedtime when we let Stanley pick his favourite stories to cuddle up on the bed and read with us. I’d much rather he got stuck into a good book than picked up the iPad or switched on the TV (although … [Read more...]

Sassy Mama Kids Book Club: Easy as ABC by David Bates, reviewed by Ryan Chat, aged 13

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Are you looking for a cool and fun way to improve your English? The book “Easy as ABC” is a meaningful album of English idioms, one that taught me how to use charming idioms such as "bury the hatchet" and "dropping the hammer." Before introducing … [Read more...]

Christmas reads: 10 festive books for kids

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Top image sourced via shutterstock Want to bring the magic of Christmas alive through books, rather than TV screens this holiday season? The Kelly Yang Project has compiled a list of 10 great reads that will get the whole family feeling … [Read more...]

Sassy Mama Kids Book Club: Hong Kong ABC by Diana Wu-David and Margaret Jung

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We all know our ABC’s, right mama? Well, in this charming book aimed at babies and younger readers, Diana Wu-David gives them a whole new local spin, from ‘Aberdeen’ all the way through to ‘Zoi Gin’, and helps a very worthy cause in the … [Read more...]

Sassy Mama Book Club: Jane Fonda – The Private Life of a Public Woman by Patricia Bosworth

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  Google “Jane Fonda +hate site” and you get 10 million results. In contrast, "Sarah Palin +hate site" gets 109 million. Obama: 101 million, George Bush: 106 million, Donald Trump: 37 million. But it’s not just raw numbers … [Read more...]

Sassy Mama Book Club: Parisian Chic – A Style Guide by Ines de la Fressange

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The book is dedicated “to my new best friend” and then there’s a dotted line for you to fill in. Cringe-worthy? Yes… if the author of a book intended to get you up to speed on Parisian style was just any old supermodel. But Inès … [Read more...]

Sassy Mama Book Club: The Manny by Holly Peterson

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It's easy to hate Holly Peterson. She was born rich – her father, a lord of the Blackstone Group, is said to be worth $1.9 billion. She's married to an investment banker, has three kids who could be in Ralph Lauren ads, and lives at just the right … [Read more...]

Sassy Mama Book Club: Jacqueline Kennedy – Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy

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Put yourself in her place. Your husband was murdered – in public, sitting right next to you – just four months ago. You want to go off in a corner and grieve, but he was America’s greatest star and you are the most celebrated woman in the … [Read more...]

Sassy Mama Book Club: We Need To Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver

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I can't remember the last time I threw a book across the room.  Well, I did that several times on the long, painful day I read We Need to Talk About Kevin. I had my reasons. Mostly, the characters, and, of course, the way Lionel Shriver … [Read more...]

Sassy Mama Book Club: My Life In France by Julia Child

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Most Americans know of Julia Child via the parodies of her cooking show (and now via Meryl Streep's portrayal in Julie & Julia) – a frowsy, big–boned matron with a trill in her voice, hacking up a chicken with more zest than is called for, … [Read more...]

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