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Book Review ~ The Boy and the Globe

Title: The Boy and the Globe Author: Tony Bradman Illustrated by: Tom Morgan-Jones The Boy and the Globe is set in Tudor England and tells the tale of Toby, an orphan boy living on the streets of London. He falls in … Continue reading

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Mr John Burningham

John Burningham For those of you familiar with the Madeleine Lindley book centre, you will be aware that one of their best features is their commitment to stocking THE most up to date books. Books that are being launched that … Continue reading

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Book Review – Tidy

Title: Tidy Author: Emily Gravett From the author who gave us Wolves, The Rabbit Problem and Meerkat Mail comes a rhyming woodland story about what happens when you are too tidy. Perhaps you’d think there’s not such a thing…. Peter … Continue reading

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Book Review – Nibbles The Book Monster

Title: Nibbles The Book Monster Author: Emma Yarlett Join Emma Yarlett in this brilliant chomptastic story, chasing Nibbles through a fantastical world of books. Enjoy the element of lifting the flaps in this chaotic journey jam-packed full of your favourite fairy … Continue reading

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Are things always as scary as they seem?

Are things always as scary as they seem? Once again, picture book author, Steve Antony has blown us away! This time he tells a cautionary tale with a monster twist! Whatever training session I am delivering, I find that my … Continue reading

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Book Review – Beetle Boy

Title: Beetle Boy Author: M.G. Leonard Illustrations: Julia Sarda Book Design: Studio Helen We absolutely love this story not to mention how beautiful the book itself is with bright colours and sprayed edges, it’s definitely one to be enjoyed in the … Continue reading

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Book Review – To Wee or Not to Wee!

Title: To Wee or Not to Wee! Author: Pamela Butchart Illustrator: Thomas Flintham Four hilarious retellings of Shakespeare’s plays by the Blue Peter Award-winning duo Pamela Butchart and Thomas Flintham. Macbeth – battles, gore, excellent witches and even walking trees! … Continue reading

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Materials to Support KS2

Maddy Barnes has shared with us materials to support KS2, she is a successful assistant head teacher now working in Manchester. Maddy is a very experienced year 6 teacher and has spent most of her teaching career in Salford. We … Continue reading

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Dinosaur Topic Ideas

Lots of the schools where I’m working at the moment are thoroughly enjoying doing Dinosaur based topic, so I thought that I would share some of the texts and resources that we have been using. Initially, the Year 1 pupils … Continue reading

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Clever Pencils… Clever Teachers … Clever Pupils

Whilst Christmas shopping, I came across some ‘Clever Pencils.’ Initially I bought them as a gift for my great friend (Dawn Robertson) but as I wrapped them, I realised that I NEEDED them too.   Sloane Stationery describes them as, … Continue reading

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