Dear friends,

    READ AND SHARE'S Reading map of Europe is finally ready!

    First and foremost, to be able to make it, I  received much help from the project's partners, as I would never learn about the most popular children's books in many countries if you did not reseach and tell me.

    I also received my ETwinning students' help at school.For example, Galini, a member of the Greek team, who is bilingual as her mum is Ukrainian, helped me a lot by conducting a small research among friends and relatives before telling me children's favourite books in Ukraine, Lithuania, Belarus and Finland.So did other students in our school, too,e.g.for Albania, Serbia etc

    Also, as we are members of teachers' forums on facebook, many colleagues from other European countries helped us create this great work by sharing with us the most popular children's books in their country.At the same time, they got informed about ETwinning and the inspiration it can provide to teachers and students.

    I would like to thank all of you, as this great work definitely broadened our horizons and gave us the opportunity to catch a glimpse of a kaleidoscope of colours which is the world of children's literature in Europe!

                                                                                                                         Christina Kasinti, the Greek team's teacher




    Let's see images from the making of our map now...

    This is what our map looked like at the beginning.Pretty different from now, isn't that true?

                                                                       And a bit later, this is an image of it...

                                                                     Just before its completion, it looked like this...


                                                                                                                   And finally,...

                                                                                                                  Now, let's have a look at  some images of how much collaboration among students and                                                                      teachers it required to be achieved. Galini is giving me the books she has found,



    My partners' help was of major importance.Some of them wrote to me in the twinspace, and some others tried really hard to help and contact me as soon as possible.

                                                                      For example, Aneta Kleisa's help was great ...



                                                                 Miroslava Borovcova's help was indispensable, too.                                                                                                                                               And so was Cristina Silva's, 

                                            and finally, here are some images from the teachers' forums I am a member of...                                                                                                                             

    You can read more on:

    Finally, this is what a colleague from Albania who asked me permission to use our Map, posted on her facebook account about it:

    These are some of the books we used for our Map:

    • Yan Bibiyan by Elin Pelin  for Bulgaria
    • Kevade by Oskar Luts for Estonia
    • Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone for Great Britain
    • Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren for Sweden
    • Le Avventure di Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi for Italy
    •  Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry  for France
    • Die unendliche Geschichte by Ende for Germany
    • Heidi by Spyri for Switzerland
    • Orlovi Rano Lete by Branco Copic for Serbia
    • Toreadors from Vasyukivka by Nestayko for Ukraine 
    • The Adventures of Tin Tin by Hergé for Belgium
    • Fada Oriana by Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen for Portugal
    • Platero y yo by Jiménez for Spain
    • Mangas by Penelope Delta for Greece
    • Kake Make by Lina Zutaute for Lithuania
    • The Tale of Tsar Saltan by Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin for Russia
    • Tüskevár by István Fekete  for Hungary
    •  Amintiri din Copilarie by Ion Creanga for Romania
    • Cufoja dhe Bubi Kacurrel by Gaqo Bushaka for Albania
    • Pabbi Professor by Gunnar Helgason for Iceland
    • Jip en Janneke by Annie MG Schmidt for the Netherlands
    • The Moonmins by Tove Jansson for Finland
    • Akademia Pana Kleksa by Jan Brzechwa for Poland
    • Slovenské Rozprávky by Pavol Dobšinský for Slovakia
    • Artemis Fowl and the Time Paradox by Eoin Colfer for Ireland
    • Den grimme ælling by Andersen for Denmark
    • Mrs Pepperpot Stories by Alf Prøysen for Norway
    • Čudnovate zgode šegrta Hlapića by Ivana Brlić Mažuranić for Croatia
    • Geschichten vom Franz by Christine Nöstlinger for Austria
    • All about doggie and pussycat by Josef Capek for The Czech Republic
    • Міхасёвы прыгоды by Якуб Колас  for  Belarus