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 [...]

National Storytelling Week 27th Jan – 3rd Feb

Saturday marks the start of National Storytelling Week and many venues will be hosting storytelling events throughout the country. The Soci [...]

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 [...]

Stocking fillers for 2017!

With Christmas on its way, many of you may be looking for ideas for presents or stocking fillers. And what greater gift could there be than [...]

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 [...]

Happily Ever After: The Evolution of Fairy Tales Across Time and Culture

I was delighted to attend the 2017 IBBY Conference “Happily Ever After: The Evolution of Fairy Tales Across Time and Culture” last Satur [...]

Let’s take a look at some new books

We’ve recently had some new books arrive at the Curriculum Centre, which is always very exciting! Here are some of my favourites: &nbs [...]

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 [...]

Useful booklists

We had some students in the Centre recently looking for picture books that they could use to enrich a music lesson. You can search our catal [...]

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 [...]
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