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Remus the Dog: Fully Trained in Potter Spells

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Harry Potter is super cool, and this is the Internet so we know you all love puppies and this blog contains a combination of both of those things! Remus the dog is the latest Instagram sensation and he’s not only abso-bloody-lutely adorable, but he’s also fully trained in Harry Potter spells!

Remus is a longhaired mini dachshund, his Instagram profile tells us he “loves belly rubs, and hates full moons” and it’s packed with adorable videos and images of this Harry Potter loving pooch.
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Sir Ian McKellen Backs LGBT Children’s Book

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LGBT books are becoming ever more popular in recent times, including children’s literature. In 2017 Promised Land was released thanks to a crowd funding project started by the creators Chaz Harris and Adam Reynolds from Wellington, New Zealand. As a follow up to the success of that romance story about a farm boy and a prince comes a new LGBT love story following the adventures of a fisherman’s daughter and a female sea captain.

Famous faces have come out (no pun intended) in support of Promised Land and Maiden Voyage– particularly LGBT celebrities such as George Takei and Sir Ian McKellen.

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Doctor Who’s Jodie Whittaker Reads a Bedtime Story

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We’ve seen many celebrity readers on CBeebies Book at Bedtime and among those have been several Time Lords including David Tennant in 2009 and Christopher Eccleston in 2010, and now the first female Doctor has made an appearance reading Ada Twist, Scientist to children earlier this month.

Whittaker called the experience “an honour” when she made her CBeebies debut on 7th December, just a few weeks ago. If you saw it you’ll known it was a magical experience, if not then we’ve included the reading here so you can watch it now.

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Huawei uses AI to translate books to sign language

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In a moving Christmas advert, mobile phone company Huawei introduced a new technological advancement for books and reading. Using Artificial Intelligence (AI), their app, StorySign, uses designs by Aardman Animations to translate children’s books into sign language for deaf children across the world. Created in partnership with the European Union of the Deaf and the British Deaf Association, Huawei wanted “to ensure it is a genuinely useful tool, as well as to raise awareness of deaf literacy and to inspire people and organisations to get involved by supporting their local deaf charity.”
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Drag Queen Story Time Ruined by Religious Zealots

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Drag Queen Story Time is a fun and educational scheme in libraries in the USA and UK where children enjoy stories read by local drag queens. The drag queens come to read to children aged 3+, to celebrate “diversity, helping kids look beyond gender stereotypes, accepting differences, and preventing bullying.”

The scheme encourages open-mindedness, tolerance, and respect for all- something Warriors for Christ and Special Forces of Liberty could not abide. Their attorney, Chris Sevier, has a history of concocting ridiculous, bigoted schemes masquerading as equality. In 2013 he attempted to sue Apple for making computers that could access pornography, and once tried to marry his computer as an apparent show of his complete misunderstanding of marriage equality. In 2017 Sevier sued four Democratic congress people for flying a rainbow flag- one he believed established an LGBT religion

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7-year-old Releases Debut Children’s Book

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A 7-year-old boy from the USA has written his debut book in hopes it will help other children improve their vocabulary.

Kayla and Kyle: The Walking Dictionaries was dreamt up by Nicholas Buamah after being inspired by his mother’s encouragement. Danielle Buamah told BlackNews“I developed the character of Kayla when Nicholas was younger to help teach him expanded vocabulary. After being praised by his first grade teacher for using the word ‘collaborate’ during his first week of school, I asked Nicholas what he thought about writing a book to help his friends expand their vocabularies. He thought it was a great idea, as long as one of the main characters could be a male figure, and that’s when he created Kyle.”

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The author’s heartbreak that inspired ‘Love You Forever’.

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Love You Forever was written by Canadian author Robert Munsch, and published in 1986; it tells the story of a relationship between a mother and her son as they both age and grow. For many it is a sweet and heartwarming tale of how deeply a parent’s love can be and how long it can endure, and for others it is a creepy tale of an obsessive mother who breaks into her grown son’s home to rock him in his sleep.

It has sold millions of copies all over the world and has been a popular children’s book since its publication, but we readers had no idea where the book’s inspiration first came until now.

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Tom Fletcher to Publish Sequel to the Chistmasaurus

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The Christmasaurus was a resounding success and one of the biggest children’s books of 2016 and now it’s announced that Tom Fletcher is writing a sequel and it’s to be published by Puffin Books later in 2019.

The sequel to Fletcher’s debut novel will be called The Chirstmasaurus and the Winter Witch and will be written by Tom Fletcher and illustrated by Shane Devries. The events in the book take place one year after the first book when William Trundle is swept back into the North Pole where he meets the Winter Witch.

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Canadian Bakery Creates Hogwarts Masterpiece

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Hogwarts has been replicated in the most delicious way possible by a Canadian baker in Edmonton.

Garner Beggs, co-owner of the Duchess Bakeshop in Edmonton, CA, created the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry out of gingerbread  in the hopes that the amazing piece will encourage people to donate to a good cause. Inspired by Dobby the House-Elf who was granted freedom after being given a sock, Beggs is supporting The Bissell Centre charity who help people out of poverty. Residents of Edmonton are encouraged to donate socks to become in with a chance of helping to demolish the delicious building.

The winner of the gingerbread school will be announced after January 13th 2019.

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