Category Archives: Book news and events

Black History in Children’s Literature

October is Black History Month.  However problematic the concept of naming certain days, or months, as the time to concentrate on areas of [...]

National Poetry Day – today

Today is National Poetry Day, and the culmination of my week of choosing and posting a daily poem. Among the many online and real-time event [...]

Poetry picks, day 7

During the week before National Poetry Day, I am aiming to post a poem (or two) each day.  The ambition is to select works which have broad [...]

Poetry picks, day 6

Curriculum Centre staff – including the original creator of this blog – have long and deep links, both familial and professional [...]

Poetry picks, day 5

In the run-up to National Poetry Day on October 1st, I am sharing some poems that I hope will have wide appeal.  Today’s poems are by [...]

Poetry picks, day 4

  Today’s poem is another choice from Happy poems chosen by Roger McGough, an edited collection whose merits were extolled in yes [...]

Poetry picks, day 3

  In the run-up to National Poetry Day (October 1st), each day I am posting a poem that I hope will have wide appeal. Let’s have [...]

Poetry picks, day 2

National Poetry Day this year is on Thursday 1st  October.  In this week before, I am aiming to post a poem a day, by a contemporary poet, [...]

National Poetry Day

There’s one week to go until National Poetry Day, Thursday 1st October 2020.  Over the next week, I am hoping to flag up some useful [...]

Book news

Tribute to a literacy champion For any readers who missed it, here is yesterday’s Guardian obituary and tribute to the inspirational W [...]

Black lives represented

Now seems an appropriate time to remind readers of two important projects from the children’s literature community.  Both projects combin [...]

Miniature worlds

The British Library is calling on children to write and illustrate little books which will form part of an online National Library of Minia [...]
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