Author Archives: Curriculum Centre


Curriculum Centre

I work in the School of Education's Curriculum Centre at Falmer and have the enviable job of choosing lots of wonderful children's books for our trainee teachers to use in their teaching practice.

Using the IBBY Honour List 2016 to support learning

IBBY Honour List 2016 Introduction We were fortunate enough to host the latest IBBY Honour List books in the Curriculum Centre again earlier [...]

Poetry award shortlist announced with free teaching sequences

The shortlist for the Centre for Literacy in Primary Poetry Award (CLiPPA) has been announced. This award celebrates outstanding poetry publ [...]

Recommended books for challenging transphobia

Wednesday 17th May 2017 was International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia and I was fortunate enough to join the related se [...]

Branford Boase Award shortlist 2017

Are you searching for a fantastic new author to get stuck into? Well, look no further than this post. The Branford Boase Award is given annu [...]

New EYS/KS1 inclusive picture book and an old favourite

        Some of our students have been looking at using children’s books during sessions on inclusion this week, and I have enj [...]

Non-fiction book award shortlist 2017

The School Library Association have announced the shortlist for their annual SLA Information Book Award which is designed to re-inforce the [...]

Brilliant books for Autism Awareness Week

March 27th to 2nd April 2017 is School’s Autism Awareness Week. The National Autistic Society has free teacher resource packs from Ear [...]

Blue Peter Book Award winners and Greenaway/Carnegie shortlists announced

Blue Peter Book Awards 2017        The winners of the annual Blue Peter Book Awards have been announced. The two winners are decided en [...]

UKLA award shortlist and other nominations announced

Three exciting book award nomination lists have recently been announced; the UKLA Book Awards shortlist, the Klaus Flugge Prize longlist, an [...]

Reflecting Realities in Children’s Literature

  I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the Reflecting Realities: British Values in Children’s Literature conference last w [...]

Get ready for World Book Day and win a book

  It’s World Book Day on Thursday 2nd March. This annual event celebrates books and reading, with many students and teachers choo [...]
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