Tag Archives: children’s books

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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Prize winners in waiting

You might have noticed some attractive new novels and picture books on display near the stairs on Level 4 of the library. These have recently been acquired for the Curriculum Resources collection and are the 16 shortlisted books for the … Continue reading

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A studious skeleton

Have you ever asked yourself if there were pop-up books or jigsaw maps in former times? Or what kind of guides governesses and Sunday school teachers might have had to hand? Some answers can be found in an auction catalogue … Continue reading

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National Non-Fiction Day

Today sees the UK’s third National Non-Fiction Day, an annual celebration of all things factual, organized by the Federation of Children’s Book Groups in partnership with Scholastic Children’s Books.   Check out the NNFD website for ‘fun stuff’ (free resources … Continue reading

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Picture books: more than just illustrations…

One of the most enjoyable aspects of my job has to be cataloguing the new picture books for the Curriculum Resources collection. But, as we know, these are not just collections of pretty pictures but important resources with roles, at … Continue reading

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Wonderlands

Next weekend (24th – 26th August) the British Library hosts a Festival of International Writing for Children. Three days of stories, words, drawings, conversations and explorations as some of the best known writers for children and young people appear on the British Library’s piazza … Continue reading

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