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Get Ready for Windrush Day June 13, 2022 – Posted in: Book News, Windrush Day

Windrush Day Wednesday 22 June 2022 marks the fifth national celebration of Windrush Day. 74 years since the HMT Empire Windrush arrived at Tilbury Docks in Essex. The ship carried the first Caribbean migrants to the UK to help rebuild Britain after the Second World War. After the Second World War, the UK was in urgent need of repair. The Windrush Generation came over, largely from the Caribbean. They undertook a variety of jobs with Continue reading

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee May 24, 2022 – Posted in: Book News, Spotlight On...

In 2022, Her Majesty The Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee after 70 years of service. Get involved in celebrating Her Majesty’s historic reign in the run up to the Platinum Jubilee with our selection of books.

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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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The Great Fire of London October 12, 2016 – Posted in: Book News

The Great Fire of London is having its 350th anniversary in 2016 and there are some wonderful new books being published just in time. The Great Fire is one of the most gripping events in British history and a topic that KS1 children really get enthusiastic about. The Great Fire of London: 350th Anniversary is an utterly stunning book from Wayland Press by Emma Adams. The illustrations are so vivid and beautifully designed and the text

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