Monthly Archives: January 2019


The first McDonald’s restaurant opened in Des Plaines, Illinois on April 15th, 1955, and the franchise went on to become a family favourite in the U.S.A. The first Canadian one opened in 1967. By the 1970s, McDonald’s restaurants were popping up in Europe as well, but Russian kids didn’t get to go to one until […]


Question: What is the longest running children’s TV programme in the world? Answer: England’s Blue Peter which first appeared on the BBC in October, 1958, with the name being derived from the nickname of the blue nautical signal flag with a white square in the centre that indicates a ship is ready to sail. I […]


By the end of January, if not before, a lot of kids will already be bored with some of the stuff they got for Christmas, so here’s a decade-by-decade look at the toys their parents and grandparents favoured in their day.  


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After a son was born to the (nominally) Protestant English king, James II, and his (far from nominally) Catholic queen, Mary of Modena, on June 10th, 1688, England could have been looking at a return to the Catholic/Protestant thing that had caused chaos throughout the land during the reigns of Mary I and Elizabeth I […]


Question: On January 21st, 1976, two Concordes supersonic jets carried out simultaneous take-offs from Heathrow Airport in England and Orly Airport in France, embarking on what was, for each, the first commercial flight with fare-paying passengers. Where were they going? Answer: The British Airways one was headed for Bahrain, the Air France one for Brazil, […]


Question: The royal houses of Lancaster and York fought for the crown of England in an ongoing dispute that took up much of the fifteenth century and was later known as the Wars of the Roses because of the rose emblems each side sported. A marriage between scions of the families represented by the Red […]


Question: What reigning monarch was overthrown by American forces on January 17th, 1893? Answer; Queen Lydia Kamakaeha Liliuokalani, queen of the Hawaiian Islands, which would be officially annexed by the United States of America five years later.  


Shield Of Beom placed fifth out of a list of twenty-five YA books published in 2018.


Happy New Year – if you live in Cwm Gwaun in Wales.  

Historical Debate Society for Girls and Boys

The Historical Debate Society for girls and boys is a society where kids can put their ideas about the latest historical debate and put their own debate. Join in!

The Picture Book Review

Reviews of Children's Board Books, Picture Books, Activity Books, and Graphic Novels

Cafe Book Bean

Talk Books. Drink Coffee.

Raw Streets

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Magna Bloga- A History Blog

Sharing my passion for history

Your Well Wisher Program

Attempt to solve commonly known problems…

Indie Hero

Brian Marggraf, Author of Dream Brother: A Novel, Independent publishing advocate, New York City dweller

O' Canada

Reflections on Canadian Culture From Below the Border

Juju Films

Cutting edge Multimedia Programming


Share something you learned everyday!

Simple Pleasures

Visual Poetry, Photography and Quotes

Project Light to Life

A bucket list blog: exploring happiness, growth, and the world.

Jumbled Writer – Charlie Dims

Putting kids and history together

TheCoevas official blog

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Eric Price

Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Whatever Else Comes to Mind.

John B. Rosenman, SF/F/Horror Writer

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this is... The Neighborhood

the Story within the Story

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Animals, Travel, Casinos, Sports, Gift Ideas, Mental Health and So Much More!

Insight and Intelligence on Residential Real Estate

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Longevity Letter

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Bucca Books

Reading and Experiencing Children's Literature

Fashioning Sociology

Fashioning New and Emerging Media

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Rushing to Read

random reviews from library day


Funny pictures & cartoons to make you smile.

Tails from Paris

Comics Blog with real bites of love and delightful rascals inside ...

Katie L. Carroll

Books for kids, teens, & those who are young at heart

Natter and Review

This site is about books, both the reading and the writing.

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