Tag Archives: children’s books

Two items from the Baines Collection at the IOE Library: The Lilliputian Library or Gulliver’s Museum

As we highlight the Baines Collection in our Special Collections Advent Calendar today, I thought it would be appropriate for me to write about two items from the collection based on some material I had prepared when I recently showcased our Special Collections … Continue reading

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The provenance of the Baines Collection

This afternoon I was tidying in the Special Collections when I came across a letter relevant to the provenance of the Baines Collection.  I thought I would share with you some of this information in terms of piecing together the … Continue reading

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The wondrous world of book illustration

If you have not been to the fabulous exhibition about 150 years of Alice in Wonderland, it is still on until 16 April 2016. It is right in the foyer of the British Library, and it is free of charge. You … Continue reading

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The tiger who came out of the page

For you, the moment of recognition might be the Tiger who came to tea and peacefully took a seat at your mum’s kitchen table; or Aslan, the giant benign lion, jumping out of the pages of the Chronicles of Narnia; … Continue reading

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S. F. Said writes about the opening of the Children’s Book Corner in the Newsam Library at UCL IOE

On 30th March, the children’s author, S.F. Said, opened the Children’s Book Corner in the Newsam Library at the UCL Institute of Education.  The brain child of Sue McGonigle, Tutor in Primary Education and Sally Perry, Curriculum Resources Librarian, the … Continue reading

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Stories of conflict: Curriculum Resources display

Whilst selecting books to include in the current Conflict in Children’s Literature display I was struck by the prevalence of works by one author. The writer in question is Michael Morpurgo and I could find books by him to cover … Continue reading

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Monsters! Horror! Magic! Witches! Haunted houses! Ghosts! The supernatural!

If you like these, then you’re bound to like some of the books currently on display on Level Four of the Library (near the staircase). A variety of novels, picture books and poetry books have been selected to tie in … Continue reading

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