Author Archives: Mandy Williams


Mandy Williams

Mandy is the Co-ordinator of the Curriculum Centre, a dedicated resource centre for student teachers embedded within the School of Education at the University of Brighton.

Fairy tales from over the sea

Recent news reports have raised concerns about the decline of language learning in our schools, so with World Book Day fast approaching, her [...]

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 [...]

Fairy tales around the world

We have recently added to our Traditional Tales section a series of Beloved Tales published by Raintree.  These are collections, in one sli [...]

A round up of award winners

As the new academic year gets under way, here is a round up of some great children’s literature that has been recognised as excellent [...]

Science through story

Our latest booklist is a catalogue of good quality picture books that would enrich many a science topic.      Click here for the full lis [...]

UKLA Book Award winners announced

Ross Collins wins the 3 to 6 category of the 2017 UKLA Book Award. Strong rhythm and rhyme, interesting words and humorous pictures work we [...]

Lauren Child is the new Children’s Laureate

Lauren Child, award winning author and illustrator, has become the tenth Children’s Laureate.  Child’s work includes the Charli [...]

Dutch without tears… a guest book review

The PGCE Modern Foreign Language students are due to visit the Centre on Monday, so for them, and for anyone interested in authentic French [...]

Cressida Cowell is this year’s writer in residence for the Book Trust

Cressida Cowell, author of How to train your dragon, among many other titles, has been appointed as this year’s writer in residence fo [...]
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