Category Archives: Book reviews

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 [...]

My favourite books of 2015

Happy New Year to all our readers! I hope you’ve had a lovely break and are feeling refreshed and ready for 2016? Well, as ready as yo [...]

Christmas 2015 picks

There is always a lovely rush of Christmas themed titles published in the run up to the festive season and I wanted to point out a few par [...]

Black History Month novels

         It’s nearly the end of  this year’s Black History Month which takes place annually in October, and I wan [...]

An Island Of Our Own by Sally Nicholls

‘  I took this new title from Sally Nicholls home to read yesterday and devoured it in one sitting! It is a fantastic read and one [...]
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