Yesterday, I spent the afternoon with our fabulous School Library Service at the termly primary book review. It reminded me just how many fabulous books have been published this year, especially for Upper Key Stage 2, which are they ones I read most of. Every fiction genre seems to have had two or three real … Continue reading The Highs and Lows of School Librarianism
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So, today I achieved two things. The first was actually managing to put my socks on; for the first time this week, my feet have been warm all day. The exertion required to complete this simple task left me feeling like I'd run a marathon so I lay down and checked my emails. And there … Continue reading #HiddenBooksGame
I'd read Cogheart, and loved it. Then, as if all of the cogs in the universe aligned, I saw on Twitter that Peter Bunzl was going to be at the National Space Centre in Leicester on a day I was free! I did what anyone would have done. I got over excited and tweeted him, … Continue reading Peter Bunzl Day
I am currently on a mission with one child to release him from the clutches of Horrid Henry. I’ve been listening to him read Horrid Henry for the last 18 months. They are “The only books I like Miss.” Now, I know, it doesn’t matter what he reads as long as he is reading. But … Continue reading Horrid Henry 0 – Super Villains 1
This is my adventure to stock my personal bookshelf at school with books that will help all of the children find ‘that book’, you know, the one that you read as a child that made you go all starry eyed, you were desperate to read, and you were devastated when you finished it because it … Continue reading How I Got Hooked on Books