Book festivals can inspire reading & writing

The Appledore Book Festival, which takes place each autumn, has become a key fixture in local schools' calendar, with author events recognised as giving a huge boost to pupils' enthusiasm for...

02/12/2014Book festivals can inspire reading & writing

Bears Don't Read!

Author and illustrator Emma Chichester Clark tells us how her new picture book, Bears Don't Read, came about and why she wanted the book to celebrate reading.

26/11/2014Bears Don't Read!

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

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