Category Archives: Book reviews

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 [...]

Let’s take a look at some new books

We’ve recently had some new books arrive at the Curriculum Centre, which is always very exciting! Here are some of my favourites: &nbs [...]

Fairy tales around the world

We have recently added to our Traditional Tales section a series of Beloved Tales published by Raintree.  These are collections, in one sli [...]

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 [...]

Book Review – Hell and High Water by Tanya Landman

Hell and High Water is one of those books where you’re desperate to get to the end so you can find out what happens, but then all of a [...]

A selection of new book recommendations from EYS to KS4

Early Years    Time Now to Dream by Timothy Knapman and Helen Oxenbury (ill.) (Walker Books) This story of two siblings facing their fears [...]

Dutch without tears… a guest book review

The PGCE Modern Foreign Language students are due to visit the Centre on Monday, so for them, and for anyone interested in authentic French [...]

The Island by Olivia Levez

    The Island (Oneworld) is the debut title from UK author Olivia Levez and is aimed at ages 13+. I devoured this book in one sitti [...]
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