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Celebrating Pride Month June 1, 2022 – Posted in: Book News, Booklist Updates, LGBTQ+, Spotlight On...

Celebrating Pride Month Celebrating Pride Month is a celebration of people coming together in love and friendship. It shows how far LGBTQ+ rights have come, and how in some places there's still work to be done. LGBTQ+ stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and Queer. The + is an inclusive symbol to mean 'and others' to include people of all identities. This year is a significant year for the Pride movement and the LGBTQ+ community Continue reading

Beside the Seaside June 7, 2017 – Posted in: Booklist Updates

As the final half term before Summer begins, our thoughts are turning towards seaside holidays! Take a look at the Beside the Seaside book list to enhance your summer term topic for KS1. This fabulous collection of fiction and non-fiction books explore coastal geography, seaside creatures and seaside holidays in the past.  ‘Rock Pool Secrets’ is a brand new release, which is perfect for this topic.  With large flaps on each page, children can lift rocks, shells, seaweed

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Shining a Light on the Dark Ages: Anglo-Saxons and Vikings for years 3/4 April 3, 2017 – Posted in: Book News, Booklist Updates, Our Favourites

The period after the Romans left Britain in 410 to the crowning of our first Norman king, William the Conqueror, in 1066 is an important and fascinating part of British history.  As part of the history curriculum for key stage 2, more children than ever are now learning about the so-called ‘Dark Ages’ (something to debate with your pupils! How dark were the ‘Dark Ages’ really?). The history of the Anglo-Saxons and the Vikings in Britain are

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Ships & Shipwrecks! January 31, 2017 – Posted in: Booklist Updates

Q. We are looking at the topic of Shipwrecks this term. We’ve already got a few books on pirates and we’re keen to find some other texts that focus on islands, ship and sunken treasure. Would you be able to recommend some fiction and non-fiction books for pupils in years 5/6? A. Thank you for your question. There’s lots of scope here for brilliant fiction books for UKS2, as well as some great non-fiction titles,

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Reading Around the World December 30, 2016 – Posted in: Booklist Updates, Our Favourites

Q. Hello. Our whole school is going to be participating in a ‘Reading Around the World’ theme next term.  Each class is going to read a book set in a different country, and will be finding out about that country. Please could you recommend some fiction set in different countries, which include plenty of detail about that country’s people and culture? We also need some non-fiction books to help the children with their own research. A.   There

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