Category: Books

Belated Happy Roald Dahl Day

Tuesday 13th September was Roald Dahl Day, and even more significantly, 100 years since his birth. Inspired by pictures of old colleagues dressed up as characters from his books, I wanted to do something to mark the day, even if it is a little late. So here are some of my favourite quotes from Roald … Continue reading Belated Happy Roald Dahl Day

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Children’s Books for Primary Teachers: El Deafo by Cece Bell

This is a follow on from my previous post. This graphic novel is a touching, beautiful creation by Cece Bell. The characters in the book are anthropomorphized rabbits and the main character is Cece. As you may have gathered, it's a semi autobiographical book. Fundamentally, it's about a young girl growing up and trying to balance normal … Continue reading Children’s Books for Primary Teachers: El Deafo by Cece Bell

Children’s Books for Primary Teachers: I Am David – Anne Holm

Follow on from my previous post - Children's Books for Primary Teachers. I have been raving about this book since I read it. It is written in such a clever way that allows it to be accessible to a wide range of ages without too much contextual knowledge is quite fantastic. A short summary without … Continue reading Children’s Books for Primary Teachers: I Am David – Anne Holm

Children’s Books for Primary Teachers

Reading, in my opinion, is the best form of education. Social and emotional development that children gain through reading or being read to is invaluable. In the British education system, there is a lot of focus on children developing the mechanical reading processes but less focus on the quality of the texts being read. Comprehension doesn't … Continue reading Children’s Books for Primary Teachers