Category Archives: Book news and events

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 [...]

Writing to ants

Listening to Liz Chamberlain speaking about inspiring children to write yesterday, brought one of our new picture books to my mind. In A Rai [...]

Inspiring Writing

The PGCE English Conference takes place next week and focuses on inspiring children as writers. From puppets to story cubes, curiosity bags [...]

Picture book stories in a virtual way

Picture books are wonderful resources to have in the classroom. They can be used to introduce children to a variety of topics, stimulate cla [...]

Silent Books exhibition in the Curriculum Centre

Monday 6th – Thursday 16th November 2017 Open Learning Centre, University of Brighton, Checkland, Falmer In response to the waves of refug [...]

Tick-Tock, Tick-Tock – “The Book of Dust” is on its way!

Fans of Philip Pullman, who have waited very patiently for quite a while, will be rushing to bookshops from midnight tonight to buy the firs [...]

Libraries Week 9th – 14th October 2017

  This week is Libraries Week, where we celebrate all of our different kinds of libraries – including school libraries, public libraries [...]

“Words Have Power. Read a Banned Book”

This week (Sept 24th – Sept 30th) is Banned Books Week, where we celebrate our right to read. The American Library Association’s Office [...]

Lauren Child is the new Children’s Laureate

Lauren Child, award winning author and illustrator, has become the tenth Children’s Laureate.  Child’s work includes the Charli [...]

Goodbye from me

This will be my final post as author of the children’s literature blog as I am moving on from the University of Brighton. The vacant p [...]

Using the IBBY Honour List 2016 to support learning

IBBY Honour List 2016 Introduction We were fortunate enough to host the latest IBBY Honour List books in the Curriculum Centre again earlier [...]
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