Picture book winner's author visit

Harby C of E Primary School were visited by author and illustrator Steve Antony ('The Queen's Hat') as part of their prize for winning the ReadingZone Picture Book Competition. Steve Antony tells us...

13/11/2014Picture book winner's author visit

The act of remembering

Author Sita Brahmachari considers why the act of remembrance matters, drawing on her novel 'Red Leaves' which explores the consequences of warfare.

10/11/2014The act of remembering

Blog by author Kenneth Oppel

Author Kenneth Oppel tells us more about writing fantasy, visiting the past for inspiration and creating the 'Titanic of trains'! His new book, The Boundless, is published by David Fickling Books...

09/09/2014Blog by author Kenneth Oppel

Moving ahead with the new school library

In this update, Victoria Stevenson at Cabot Primary School sees the new library space temporarily taken over as a result of building works - making it harder to check in the 2,500 new books.

14/05/2014Moving ahead with the new school library

Free film resources

We found out about this new resource via the SLA website and wanted to share it with you. Into Film is a new film education charity that offers a range of free resources for state-maintained schools.

09/05/2014Free film resources

Creating a new primary school library 2

Victoria Stevenson, school librarian at Cabot Primary School in St. Pauls, Bristol, describes the challenges of setting up a new library for the school, three months on from joining the school.

04/04/2014Creating a new primary school library 2

Creating a new primary school library

With reading for pleasure high on the literacy agenda, more primary schools are now opening dedicated libraries. In this series of blogs, librarian Victoria Stevenson tells us about the challenges...

10/03/2014Creating a new primary school library

What are children reading?

Jeff Kinney (Wimpy Kid) has overtaken Roald Dahl as children's favourite author, topping the list of the books that are most popular with children aged five to 18 years, according to the new What...

06/03/2014What are children reading?

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