Category Archives: Reading

Tried and Tested Magazines and Newspapers for Primary Schools

  When encouraging children to read for pleasure it is important to remember that they should be able to choose their reading material whenever possible. This choice may not always be the latest award winning novel but perhaps a magazine, … Continue reading

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Highlights of My Reading Year in Children’s Books

2017 has been a wonderful year for children’s books. The increasing range of high quality books available is a joy to children’s book lovers such as me.  However not all my favourite reads of the year were published in 2017 … Continue reading

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The Lost Words – A Review and an Evening with Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris

Books tend to be put in categories. Books for children, Young Adult books, ‘’coffee-table books’’, picture books, non-fiction and poetry are labels applied to many. Every so often a book appears that defies categorisation and The Lost Words is such … Continue reading

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Letters From the Lighthouse by Emma Carroll Review and teaching links

From her very first book for children, Frost Hollow Hall, I have loved Emma Carroll’s stories. They are the sort of books that the ten-year old me would have adored and they have a magic about them which makes me … Continue reading

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Love your School Library? – Five Reasons You Should Join the School Library Association Now

For more than seventeen years I have been a school librarian. When I first started I could not have managed without the advice, support and help of the School Library Association (SLA). If you care about your school library then … Continue reading

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