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.

Miniature worlds

The British Library is calling on children to write and illustrate little books which will form part of an online National Library of Minia [...]

Klaus Flugge shortlist

  The Klaus Flugge shortlist was announced this week.  Set up to honour Klaus Flugge, founder of Andersen Press, this award is [...]

World Bee Day

It’s World Bee Day today.  Thinking about these vital pollinators reminds me of a tale called The Bee-Man of Orn.  Written by the Am [...]

The house on the mountain, by Ella Holcombe, illustrated by David Cox

  After the recent summer of horrendous bushfire in Australia, with the TV news footage still frightening and fresh in our minds, this [...]

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 [...]
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