Category Archives: Themed booklists

20 new books for the primary classroom

I was asked by a couple of our students recently (hello!) to put together a list of recommended primary titles across the curriculum; a pr [...]

Challenging stereotypes through fairy tales

    Ensuring that the books we share with children include characters which represent our diverse world can be difficult when it comes to [...]

Books for Spring adventures

It’s that time of year when the weather suddenly changes and you and your students find yourselves looking longingly out the window. [...]

Books featuring LGBT characters

February is LGBT History Month and I thought that I would take this opportunity to recommend a few children’s books featuring LGBT cha [...]

Great books to read aloud

It’s National Storytelling Week (Jan 31st to Feb 7th 2015) so why not mark this event with your class by settling down with a book and [...]

15 books to discover for 2015

Arm yourself with a list of quality books for 2015. We have chosen 3 recommended titles for each stage from Early Years to Key Stage 4. Earl [...]

Christmas gift ideas

Books of course! I have put together a range of new children’s books that would make great Christmas presents. In fact, you might even [...]

Refugees and asylum seekers in children’s books

Stories which offer the reader a new or different viewpoint are essential books for children to help them understand the world. The often na [...]

Books for National Poetry Day October 2nd 2014

It’s National Poetry Day on Thursday 2nd October so celebrate by introducing a bit of poetry into your or your students’ lives. [...]

Picture books to support outdoor learning

Outdoor learning is not just an chance to get out of the classroom and into the great outdoors but is also an excellent opportunity to link [...]

Exploring World War 1

Monday 4 August 2014 marked exactly 100 years since Britain joined the war in 1914 with lights turned out across the UK in honour of those w [...]

Technology (or a sudden lack of) in children’s literature

Picture books and fiction can be an interesting way to open up discussions surrounding technology. There aren’t that many titles featu [...]
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