Author Archives: Laura Brett

2017 IBBY Selection of Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities

The 2017 IBBY Selection of Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities, an international touring exhibition, will be on display i [...]

Shortlisted books for the Costa & Blue Peter Book Awards

Yesterday evening, the shortlist for the Costa Book Awards were announced. Congratulations to all of the following authors, who were selec [...]

Reading fiction with Year 3

A student asked me to write a post about fiction books, which would be suitable for reading with children in Year 3. So I’m going to t [...]

Resources for Remembrance

It’s Remembrance Sunday this weekend, so I thought it might be useful to take a look at some resources that are available for teaching [...]

Celebrating Information Books

Information books books take centre stage during the month of November, with numerous awards and celebrations taking place, including the S [...]

Nikki Gamble – Exploring Children’s Literature

This is a task for first year students who are studying Primary Education 5 -11 years. You have been asked to read and consider the ideas i [...]

Some resources for teaching phonics

Students have been asking us about books for teaching phonics today, so I thought I’d quickly highlight two resources that may be use [...]

World Mental Health Day

As it’s World Mental Health Day today, I thought it would be good to highlight some of our resources, which can be used to encourag [...]

Are you ready for National Poetry Day (4th Oct)

Tomorrow is National Poetry Day and many teachers and librarians will be hosting poetry events in schools and libraries throughout the count [...]

Promoting reading for pleasure in secondary schools

Booktrust has a reading for pleasure programme for secondary schools, which is funded by the Arts Council. The programme offers a free Scho [...]

Newly published books

We are very excited about some new books that have been published and are eagerly awaiting their arrival at the Curriculum Centre. Here are [...]
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