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.

Inclusivity in Children’s Books

We were privileged last evening to attend an interesting event hosted by Lewes Children’s Book Group.  Our own children’s literature ex [...]

National Non-fiction November

Children’s general non-fiction is the fastest growing category in publishing.  Publishers (and readers) claim that we are living in a ‘ [...]

Children’s literature of War and Peace in the Twentieth Century

This is a longer post than usual, in celebration of a significant project on children’s literature, undertaken by School of Education [...]

British Science Week

British Science Week runs from 8th to 17th March.  To celebrate, we have put up a display of fiction and non-fiction books which could be u [...]

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 [...]
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