Longlist for CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals

The CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway longlist for 2018 were revealed this morning. The shortlists for both will be announced on the 15th o [...]

Creative Writing Competitions

Creative writing competitions can provide children with some motivation for writing a story, poem or play. Many public libraries and schools [...]

Women’s Suffrage Centenary

On the 6th February 1918, the “Representation of the People Act” received royal assent and passed into law, giving some women in the UK [...]

National Storytelling Week 27th Jan – 3rd Feb

Saturday marks the start of National Storytelling Week and many venues will be hosting storytelling events throughout the country. The Soci [...]

Writing to ants

Listening to Liz Chamberlain speaking about inspiring children to write yesterday, brought one of our new picture books to my mind. In A Rai [...]

Inspiring Writing

The PGCE English Conference takes place next week and focuses on inspiring children as writers. From puppets to story cubes, curiosity bags [...]

Stocking fillers for 2017!

With Christmas on its way, many of you may be looking for ideas for presents or stocking fillers. And what greater gift could there be than [...]

Picture book stories in a virtual way

Picture books are wonderful resources to have in the classroom. They can be used to introduce children to a variety of topics, stimulate cla [...]

Happily Ever After: The Evolution of Fairy Tales Across Time and Culture

I was delighted to attend the 2017 IBBY Conference “Happily Ever After: The Evolution of Fairy Tales Across Time and Culture” last Satur [...]

Let’s take a look at some new books

We’ve recently had some new books arrive at the Curriculum Centre, which is always very exciting! Here are some of my favourites: &nbs [...]

Silent Books exhibition in the Curriculum Centre

Monday 6th – Thursday 16th November 2017 Open Learning Centre, University of Brighton, Checkland, Falmer In response to the waves of refug [...]

Useful booklists

We had some students in the Centre recently looking for picture books that they could use to enrich a music lesson. You can search our catal [...]
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