Winners of the 2020 Waterstone Children’s Book Prize

The UK bookseller, Waterstones, has just announced the 2020 winners of their Children’s Book Prize. This award, which is chosen by Waterstones’ booksellers, honors emerging writers of exceptional talent and are blooming in the children’s writing industry.

Here are the winners:

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Earth Day at 50: Books to Help Commemorate

Today mark’s the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. We may not be celebrating it as we usually would this year, however, if this ongoing crisis has shown that caring about the Earth is necessary more than ever. So if you want to take this unprecedented time to brush up on your knowledge on climate change, check out these book recs that can be useful to you, books in various age groups:

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National Tea Day: Books Paired With the Perfect Brew

Today is National Tea Day in the United Kingdom and right now, more than ever, we need to celebrate this soothing beverage, since it is one of the few things that is getting us through this crisis. Continue reading “National Tea Day: Books Paired With the Perfect Brew”

Quote of the Day – January 6, 2020

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“If you’ve been up all night and cried till you have no more tears left in you – you will know that there comes in the end a sort of quietness. You feel as if nothing was ever going to happen again.”
― C.S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Books for Indigenous People’s Day

Today is marked as Columbus Day, however, the legacy of Christopher Columbus has been in hot contention in recent years. There has been so much controversey that it has caused some US states to change the name of the federal holiday from “Columbus Day” to “Indigenous People’s Day”, finally giving recognition to the people who were the true founders of most lands of the world.

Most of us, including myself, have been remiss in our education of Indigenous People’s history. But now is our chance to learn about a past that was conveniently left out of our school textbooks. If you are interested to learn more about Indigenous People (and not just in the United States, but all across the world), here are some great book selections that will give you a great start:

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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15-October 15 marks the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, a month long celebration that recognizes people’s contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the country’s history, culture and heritage. If you are looking for ways to celebrate (or just educate yourself more about the hispanic heritage), here are some great book selections that will have you on your way:

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Winners of the 2019 Waterstone Children’s Book Prize

The UK bookseller, Waterstones, has just announced the 2019 winners of their Children’s Book Prize. Celebrating their 15th anniversary this year, this award, which is chosen by Waterstones’ booksellers, honors emerging writers of exceptional talent and are blooming in the children’s writing industry.

Here are the winners:

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Waterstones 2018 Book of the Year Is…

Waterstones announced their choice for the 2018’s Book of the Year. And the winner is… Continue reading “Waterstones 2018 Book of the Year Is…”

My Top Picks for The Great American Read

I have been talking about The Great American Read here on cup of tea with that book, please, ever since its launch. I have encouraged all of you to vote everyday and watch the amazing TV episodes that have aired. But now as voting ends tonight and the grand finale airs in a couple of days, I realized I never told you what my picks are. There were just so many great books to choose from but I think I managed to narrow it down to at least 10: Continue reading “My Top Picks for The Great American Read”