Poetry picks, day 7

During the week before National Poetry Day, I am aiming to post a poem (or two) each day.  The ambition is to select works which have broad [...]

Poetry picks, day 6

Curriculum Centre staff – including the original creator of this blog – have long and deep links, both familial and professional [...]

Poetry picks, day 5

In the run-up to National Poetry Day on October 1st, I am sharing some poems that I hope will have wide appeal.  Today’s poems are by [...]

Poetry picks, day 4

  Today’s poem is another choice from Happy poems chosen by Roger McGough, an edited collection whose merits were extolled in yes [...]

Poetry picks, day 3

  In the run-up to National Poetry Day (October 1st), each day I am posting a poem that I hope will have wide appeal. Let’s have [...]

Poetry picks, day 2

National Poetry Day this year is on Thursday 1st  October.  In this week before, I am aiming to post a poem a day, by a contemporary poet, [...]

National Poetry Day

There’s one week to go until National Poetry Day, Thursday 1st October 2020.  Over the next week, I am hoping to flag up some useful [...]

Summer reading highlights

Here, in no particular order, are this summer’s personal highlights.   Malcolm Duffy, Me Mam. Me Dad. Me. (Zephyr) Danny is a fou [...]

Top dogs: the eyes have it…

The 26th August is International Dog Day.  Here is a look at two favourite picture books which share my personal Top Dog prize. Lily takes [...]

Sabina Radeva talks about art, science, inspiration, and the power of the picture book

Life on earth is diverse and complex.  Currently, there are eight million or so species which all evolved from a simple, single-celled orga [...]

Climate change in children’s books

In the Antarctic the polar ice sheet is breaking up, and there’s sunbathing in Arctic Siberia.  While Corona-virus imperils us at per [...]

Little Rebels Award 2020

The 2020 shortlist has just been announced.  The Little Rebels Award celebrates children’s fiction which challenges stereotypes, promotes [...]
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