Parrot Street HQ Blog

Musings from Emily and Sarah on books, reading and family-friendly activities

The power of funny books

Posted on Friday, November 16, 2018

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Funny books are a serious business. It’s easy to dismiss them as frivolous and silly, but for nurturing a love of reading and encouraging reluctant readers in particular, they are extremely powerful.


Meet the Parrot Street Advisory Board

Posted on Saturday, November 10, 2018

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We're very lucky to be supported by an advisory board that provides feedback on our book selections and activity packs, discusses topics, themes and techniques appropriate for our age groups, and suggests age-appropriate activities for our packs.


Our Halloween reading recommendations

Posted on Tuesday, October 30, 2018

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We've recently enjoyed reading (and re-reading) some Halloween-related books with our kids. Here we share our top 6 spooky reads for you to try.