Arctic Star: bravery, friendship, duty and the cold! Winter 1943. Teenagers Frank, Joseph and Stephen are Royal Navy recruits on their first mission at sea during the Second World War. Their ship is part of an Arctic Convoy sailing to Russia to deliver supplies to the Soviets. The convoys have to navigate treacherous waters, sailing … Continue reading BOOK BLOG: Tom Palmer
Morning everyone! As part of World Book Day celebrations, I have created some "digital library" resources that a few people expressed an interest in having! A massive massive thank you to Miss S Says on Instagram for the inspiration and the template (which you can find here if you want to have a go at … Continue reading FREE RESOURCE: Digital library!
Good morning everyone! I'm back again with another free resource for you all - I hope it is useful! People on Twitter seemed very keen, so I figured I'd share! It's just a very simple "menu" of activities to do on World Book Day to celebrate books and reading - in a few different ways! … Continue reading FREE RESOURCE: World Book Day menu
The Invisible: the kind of book that floors you and will stay with you for a long time "The Invisible is the story of a young girl called Isabel and her family. They don't have much, but they have what they need to get by. Until one day, there isn't enough money to pay their rent … Continue reading BOOK BLOG: Tom Percival
Vi Spy: an absolute winner from cover to cover! "Divorce is tough for any kid. But when - like Vi's parents - your mum is ex-secret service and your dad is a retired bad guy, 'till death do us part' takes on a whole new meaning. And with her parents' focus on each other, the … Continue reading BOOK BLOG: Maz Evans
Morning everyone! I'm here with some picture books today. I am a massive massive fan of picture books and I have QUITE the collection! I haven't spoken about picture books for a little while, so I'm going to try and dedicate some more time on here to some incredible picture books I've received, read and … Continue reading Perfect picture books: mini reviews
Afternoon gang! 2 posts in one day? Don't say I don't spoil you! I have a very exciting post this afternoon for you. I had the opportunity to ask the brilliant author Catherine Bruton some questions about her new book, Another Twist in the Tale, and now you have the pleasure of reading them! "You … Continue reading Q&A: Catherine Bruton
Hello! How are you all? Today, I thought I would share some pictures of the books my class are reading… cause they’re all reading some absolute corkers and I'm so impressed that they're embracing the range of books that are available to them! Starting this academic year, I really wanted to get my kids excited … Continue reading What we’re reading… a look into the books of my classroom!
Good morning everyone and welcome to a BUMPER day of blog posts! I've got 3 blog posts for you today! We're kicking it off with a guest post from author Padraig Kenny. His newest kids book 'Monsters of Rookhaven' has hit the shelves and I can not wait for my copy to arrive (I have … Continue reading BLOG TOUR: Padraig Kenny
"I want my kids to read for pleasure but I just don't know how to get them to get there" As a teacher, you see posts like this quite often, in many different guises on Twitter/Facebook. While I'm no expert in the field, I thought I'd share some different ways over the next few weeks … Continue reading Reading for pleasure… not just an add on!