Blog Posts tagged: Book Recommendations

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The Best Children's and Teens' Books We've Read in January 2017

Our Schools team present their pick of teens', children's and picture books to brighten up your January!

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Verna Wilkins

Verna Wilkins: How Children Helped Me Write a Multicultural Book

Verna Wilkins and Karen Littlewood's new picture book, A Visit to City Farm, is characterised by 'unselfconscious inclusion', where diversity is simply a feature of the story rather than taking centre stage. As Verna explains in this interview, this approach reflects reality and presents children with a world they recognise.

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Christmas Presents Wrapped Up!

Still need a present for a book-y person in your life? We've got it all wrapped up with celebrity book recommendations...

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10 Fascinating Books for Teachers and Librarians About Reading

The market is saturated with books telling you how to teach - but in this blog post, literacy consultant Bill Boyd gives you something a bit different! Rooted in the belief that all teachers can reap rewards from a love of reading, Bill suggests ten books to help you think more deeply about the world of story and humans' interaction with it.

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Our top learning resources for human rights

Our Top Learning Resources on Human Rights

Books and creative writing tasks are fantastic tools to put human rights into context and promote greater understanding of their importance. In this blog post, teachers and librarians can find a host of great resources and book lists from our site to help pupils understand the rights we're all entitled to, and the responsibilities we have as global citizens.

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Friendship, Royalty, and Green Issues: One Librarian Selects her Favourite Picture Books of 2016

Bookbug Coordinator for Moray shares her favourite picture book reads of 2016.

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The Best Children's and Teens' Books We've Read this Winter

Some exciting new children's and teen recommendations from our Schools team, with some older classics thrown in for good measure.

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Bookbug Author Spotlight: Jessica Spanyol

Previous Bookbug Book of the Month author and illustrator, Jessica Spanyol, talks to us about the importance of challenging gender stereotypes in children's books.

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Cornelia Funke

An Interview with Cornelia Funke

Cornelia Funke is the highly acclaimed author of the Inkheart trilogy, as well as a host of celebrated titles for children. She's also a fascinating character, drawing on many different literary influences and interested in a wide range of historical settings which feed into her writing.

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Our Top Five Learning Resources for Hallowe'en

It's Hallowe'en, that time of year when we indulge the peculiar human desire to be frightened. We've got all the learning resources, book lists and blog posts you need to deliver an appropriate and safe amount of fright for your pupils.

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