Category Archives: Book news and events

Some resources for teaching phonics

Students have been asking us about books for teaching phonics today, so I thought I’d quickly highlight two resources that may be use [...]

Are you ready for National Poetry Day (4th Oct)

Tomorrow is National Poetry Day and many teachers and librarians will be hosting poetry events in schools and libraries throughout the count [...]

Promoting reading for pleasure in secondary schools

Booktrust has a reading for pleasure programme for secondary schools, which is funded by the Arts Council. The programme offers a free Scho [...]

International Literacy Day – 8th September 2018

As we get ready to begin another academic year, we would like to extend a very warm welcome to all of our students and we look forward to me [...]

World Cup 2018

The World Cup is underway and this football competition can provide a real stimulus for getting children reading. Children’s author Tom Pa [...]

Read For Empathy Day

  After a successful pilot last year, Empathy Day, established by EmpathyLab, will now be a national event and will take place on the 1 [...]

FCBG Conference – A Golden Treasury: Hidden Gems Bright Futures

As part of their golden anniversary celebrations, the Federation of Children’s Book Groups held a very special conference last weekend in [...]

Read To Inspire : Roger Stevens

Roger Stevens treated our trainee teachers to an entertaining, interactive and inspiring event on poetry this morning. Performing poetry fro [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]
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