Established by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness week is a national initiative to raise awareness of issues surrounding mental health and mental health problems, promoting the message of good mental health for all. Running from 13th- 19th May, this year’s theme is Body Image, with lots of resources available online for you to… Read More Mental Health Awareness Week 2019
We’ve been delivering project boxes to lots of schools this last week, and have noticed how many are making their outdoors areas into lovely spaces, full of opportunities to do different things whether for relaxation or learning. As well as the usual playgrounds there may be wild areas for nature to go rampant, more cultivated… Read More Let’s All Go Outside!
We’re not afraid to admit that sometimes there are things we’re not experts in- and graphic novels is one of them! With that in mind, we thought we’d throw the mic to someone who IS in the know: Richard Ruddick, Year 6 teacher at Moorlands Primary Academy here in Norfolk, who has shared some of his… Read More Guest Post: Great Graphic Novels!
You may have guessed (perhaps based on the brilliant puns in this post’s title…) that the Easter Holidays are upon us here in Norfolk; while children across the county are enjoying the first week of their break, here in the office we’ve been putting together lots of projects ready for delivery at the beginning of… Read More Egg-citing, Egg-cellent, Egg-tremely Good Books!
This week we’re loading up on reviews, sharing a few things our team have read and enjoyed recently, which we think you should look out for on your travels to your local library or even bookshop, if you’re feeling flush. Don’t forget: you can find us over on Twitter where we share lots of other… Read More Bumper Book Reviews!
Friends, Romans, Countrymen, Shakespeare Week (18 – 24 March) is here again, and we are celebrating by reveling in the titles below….! Shakespeare Week is an annual nationwide celebration established to introduce primary aged pupils to the brilliance of Shakespeare. The festivities are coordinated by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, who provide lots of resources for Teachers… Read More Shakespeare Week 2019
World Book Day is coming up this week, and although OF COURSE every day is a book day for us – how lucky are we! – we love going out to schools to share the extra buzz around books that is created by every pupil being gifted a book token so they can have genuine… Read More World Book Day 2019!
We recently attended an inspirational CPD session organised by the Time and Tide Museum in Great Yarmouth (and we blogged about it here!). Author Sita Brahmachari demonstrated an amazing textile artefact which she uses to engage and intrigue children (and the grown-ups!) before they encounter her lovely prize-winning novel ‘Artichoke Hearts’. We liked her idea… Read More Sita’s Patchwork Storytelling
As the UK approaches – possibly – crunch time with Europe, we thought we would look at a few of the European authors and illustrators who have enriched children’s publishing here. Of course, much loved characters like Asterix, Tintin and Pippi Longstocking have been around since long before the European Union was even created, but… Read More European Reads
Much loved illustrator John Burningham sadly passed away a few weeks ago, so we will have no more of his distinctive picture books to look forward to. But he has left a great legacy, including his Mr Gumpy classics and his lovely sad Granpa (dealing with bereavement). His style was spare, with plenty of white… Read More Books by John Burningham