Recent posts – Page 145

  • Invigorate teaching and learning with graphic novels!

    Want to try a new text? Engage reluctant readers? Promote active learning? Graphic novels might be your answer. In our new video resource, writers John and Sandra from Metaphrog discuss how graphic novels are composed, and examine the rich worlds contained within these texts. Educators are...

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  • The Science of Parenting (or is it?)

    Early years is a hot topic. We scatter broad terms like brain development, early intervention, and learning through play without explaining exactly what we mean. Of course brains develop – and they will do so because of their environment and interaction with the world. We never say how or why. We...

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  • Fat Writer in a Strange Land

    Don’t get me wrong. It is entirely brilliant when some kind soul pulls together a big list of writing competition deadlines and upcoming publication opportunities . The trouble is that magazines, anthologies and competitions are increasingly imposing themes. I scan down the columns of ever-...

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  • Save the Date

    On Monday October 3rd, our online book group Book Talk gets going, starting with a book discussion podcast featuring guests journalist Pauline McLean and librarian Rachel McCabe plus live twitter chat. They will be discussing The Borrower by Rebecca Makkai , so if you want to join in, the time to...

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  • Book Love

    If you're a book lover, Claire Stewart would strongly urge you to get a copy of The Borrower by Rebecca Makkai, (a kidnap/roadtrip/offbeat adventure with book references galore, starring a librarian and a beleaguered wee boy). Preferably this week. Read on to find out why... What’s the best thing...

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  • Nosy Crow's Cinderella leaves Tracy 'appily ever after!

    Nosy Crow set the bar high with the Three Little Pigs app . So high, that I was both ridiculously excited and a bit nervous about their next fairy tale app – would it live up to the first one? As Nosy Crow brings us the Cinderella app , here are my thoughts. From the moment the moonlit garden title...

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