Tag Archives: Curriculum Resources

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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Not just presents

I know Christmas stuff has been in the shops for ages, so this contribution to the December event might seem a little late, but don’t forget to check the Curriculum Resources collection for primary classroom seasonal fare. This year how … Continue reading

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National Anti-Bullying Week

National Anti-Bullying Week is the 19th – 23rd November. The 2012 theme is “We’re better without bullying”. To highlight this theme we are displaying books and other media from the Curriculum Resources collection on level 4 of the library, near … 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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Resources that schools can get and we can’t…

Although the Library has a range of audiovisual and other resources available to PGCE students, see for example our Audiovisual Resources Online LibGuide, there are some sources only available to schools which might be worth keeping an eye out for … 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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Enid Blyton, educationalist

I really thought I had seen the last of Enid Blyton (1897-1968) when my youngest gave her precious set of Noddy books and her collection of Famous Five, Malory Towers, St Clare’s etc. series to the local charity shop saying … Continue reading

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The film of the play of the book…

With the cinema release of War Horse this week, it looks like this much format shifted work will have equal success in its latest ‘life’. To accompany the release, Film Education have come up with a very useful website to … Continue reading

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Going graphic in Curriculum Resources

A post from Elizabeth & Antony – your Curriculum Resources contacts A useful feature of Who next…? : a guide to children’s authors (see previous post) is the section on graphic novels. Once shunned, graphic novels have now become acceptable … Continue reading

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