Category Archives: Book news and events

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 [...]

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 [...]
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