Author Archives: Laura Brett

2018 Children’s Book Award – voting now open!

Voting has opened for the 2018 Children’s Book Award, the only book award voted for entirely by children. The award is coordinated by [...]

Happy World Book Day 2018

Congratulations to the winners of the Blue Peter Book Award 2018. Winner of Best Book: The Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell Winner of Best [...]

World Book Day Competition

Lesson plans, teaching guides, activity sheets, costume ideas, quizzes, audio extracts, videos… Teachers have a plethora of World Book Day [...]

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 [...]
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