Category Archives: Book reviews

Recommended reading

  With two weeks to go before the winners of the prestigious Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Awards are announced, here is a look at two of the [...]

World Bee Day

It’s World Bee Day today.  Thinking about these vital pollinators reminds me of a tale called The Bee-Man of Orn.  Written by the Am [...]

The house on the mountain, by Ella Holcombe, illustrated by David Cox

  After the recent summer of horrendous bushfire in Australia, with the TV news footage still frightening and fresh in our minds, this [...]

Exciting new picture books

We hope you all enjoyed World Book Day yesterday, especially those of you who were running activities with children or dressing up as book c [...]

Reading fiction with Year 3

A student asked me to write a post about fiction books, which would be suitable for reading with children in Year 3. So I’m going to t [...]

World Mental Health Day

As it’s World Mental Health Day today, I thought it would be good to highlight some of our resources, which can be used to encourag [...]

Newly published books

We are very excited about some new books that have been published and are eagerly awaiting their arrival at the Curriculum Centre. Here are [...]

A selection of some of our new books

We recently received some new books at the Curriculum Centre. Here is a quick look at some of them. They include stories suitable for pla [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Fairy tales around the world

We have recently added to our Traditional Tales section a series of Beloved Tales published by Raintree.  These are collections, in one sli [...]

New EYS/KS1 inclusive picture book and an old favourite

        Some of our students have been looking at using children’s books during sessions on inclusion this week, and I have enj [...]
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