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My Mum, Books and Me – A Reading Legacy

“Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.”                                                       Emilie Buchwald This … Continue reading

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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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Why School Librarians Are Educators Too and Why School Libraries Matter

  ‘’We are all educators…….accompanying young people in their efforts to build their lives for today and tomorrow.’’ For seventeen years I worked as a librarian in a school at which the words above formed part of the mission statement. … Continue reading

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Books on Reading for Teachers who Read

The summer holiday is often the only opportunity that teachers have to make time to read all those books that have been recommended to them throughout the school year.  If you want to ensure that the pupils in your class … Continue reading

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