Category Archives: Book reviews

Summer reading highlights

Here, in no particular order, are this summer’s personal highlights.   Malcolm Duffy, Me Mam. Me Dad. Me. (Zephyr) Danny is a fou [...]

Top dogs: the eyes have it…

The 26th August is International Dog Day.  Here is a look at two favourite picture books which share my personal Top Dog prize. Lily takes [...]

Sabina Radeva talks about art, science, inspiration, and the power of the picture book

Life on earth is diverse and complex.  Currently, there are eight million or so species which all evolved from a simple, single-celled orga [...]

Recommended reading

  With two weeks to go before the winners of the prestigious Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Awards are announced, here is a look at two of the [...]

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 [...]

Exciting new picture books

We hope you all enjoyed World Book Day yesterday, especially those of you who were running activities with children or dressing up as book c [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

A selection of some of our new books

We recently received some new books at the Curriculum Centre. Here is a quick look at some of them. They include stories suitable for pla [...]

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 [...]
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