Category Archives: Book news and events

Read for Empathy Book Collections 2020

The Read for Empathy Book Collection 2020 was announced yesterday. This is a collection of 50 books which have been chosen for their value i [...]

Upcoming children’s literature talks

Students can avail of the opportunity to attend some interesting children’s literature talks in January.    Read to Inspire  &# [...]

The Winter Mini Challenge has begun!

The Reading Agency’s Winter Mini Challenge starts today and runs until Friday 13th January 2020. So what’s involved? Children ar [...]

Poetry Live! and poetry resources online

Poetry Live!, an event which is aimed at GCSE English students, is taking place at Brighton Dome tomorrow (22nd November 2019) with performa [...]

National Non-fiction November

Children’s general non-fiction is the fastest growing category in publishing.  Publishers (and readers) claim that we are living in a ‘ [...]

Halloween is coming…

Halloween is in the air and here is a look at what resources are available for this celebration. The National Literacy Trust have published [...]

Creative writing & poetry competitions

If you are looking for competitions to inspire your students to do some creative writing or poetry, here are two options which are currently [...]

Libraries Week 2019 : podcasts & audio resources

We are currently celebrating Libraries Week and this year’s theme is the role of libraries in the digital world. Libraries often provide f [...]

Celebrating National Poetry Day with verse novels

It’s National Poetry Day today and we hope that you have all been busy writing or talking about poetry. One way of writing poetry is [...]

National Poetry Day – 3rd October 2019

Are you ready for National Poetry Day next week? It’s the 25th anniversary this year and the theme is Truth. On the National Poetry Day w [...]

Reflecting Realities Report

Reflecting Realities: Survey of Ethnic Representation within UK Children’s Literature 2018 was published this morning on CLPE’s webs [...]

Reflecting Realities : a new report on the way

In July 2018, CLPE published a report called Reflecting Realities, which showed that there was a significant need for better ethnic represe [...]
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