I'm delighted to have been asked by True Education Partnerships to write an article about books to commemorate Remembrance Day. There are so many wonderful stories to choose from. Please visit the True Education Partnerships website to read the article: https://www.trueeducationpartnerships.com/schools/stories-to-mark-remembrance-day-schools/ Click on the covers below to find out more or purchase on-line from Amazon.
The air is crisp, leaves are falling and nights are drawing in. Autumn is the perfect time to curl up with a good book. I'm really pleased to have written an article for True Education Partnerships with five fantastic books for Autumn! Follow the link to read the article: https://www.trueeducationpartnerships.com/schools/five-brilliant-books-for-autumn/ Click on the covers below… Continue reading Brilliant Books for Autumn
What was the most recent children’s book you read that really had an impact on you and stopped you in your tracks - made you gasp, stop and think, or continue thinking about it long after you’d turned the final page? We’re spoilt for choice with so many powerful children’s books being published each month.… Continue reading Books That Stop You In Your Tracks
I'm really pleased to have been asked to write an article for True Education Partnerships with my top recommendations for children's books this summer. The article also includes some fun summer reading challenges. Click here to go to the article Click on the covers below to find out more or purchase on-line from Amazon.
In 2017, Empathy Lab founded Empathy Day. This year, developing empathy is more important than ever as the entire world is living through incredibly challenging times. In order to support and care for each other, we need to build up our empathy skills. I have written an article about books that develop empathy for Barrington Stoke publishers and… Continue reading 5 FANTASTIC BOOKS TO DEVELOP EMPATHY IN CHILDREN
We've just recognised Mental Health Awareness Week (18 - 24 May 2020) and I'm pleased to have been able to write an article for True Education Partnerships about my recommendations for books to help build resilience in children. They are all gorgeous books and so lovely to share with your children. Follow the link to… Continue reading Books to Build Resilience
1. Think about the type of classroom community you want to create. How will you build relationships with the children in your class from day one? Respect, care, kindness, teamwork – what will you class’s core values be? What do you want the atmosphere in your classroom to feel like? At the end of the… Continue reading Top Ten Tips for Primary NQTs
Our cats seem to think we've all given up work so we can spend all day with them and they are absolutley living their best lives at the moment! In between cuddles and being sat on, we're all trying to get some work done. We have been home learning for 8 weeks now (including the… Continue reading What’s Working Well During Lockdown…
What a question! When I asked it on Twitter, I never imagined the number of responses I would receive: over 300 comments and more than 200 different book recommendations ranging from picture books to young adult. Favourite authors were praised too with many comments simply stating, “Anything by Katherine Rundell / Emma Carroll / Eloise… Continue reading Which Children’s Books Would You Recommend For Adults?
Thursday 23rd April 2020 is World Book Night UK – a celebration of reading on Shakespeare’s birthday! You can find out more about World Book Night here: https://worldbooknight.org/ Today's questions have been taken from a selection of fairly recent and absolutely fantastic middle grade children's books. I really hope you enjoy the quiz! Good luck!… Continue reading Middle Grade Book Quiz for World Book Night 2020!