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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

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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Getting into Reading May 20, 2016 – Posted in: Book News

This week we’ve been looking at books that can bridge the gap between picture books and young fiction. For some children stepping up to young fiction can seem a slightly daunting proposition whereas others may be either reluctant readers or want to dive into something more challenging. In recent years, there has been a number of titles published, that try to address these issues through skilful writing and innovative illustration and book design. Claude: Going

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