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Developing a love of books and reading in the Early Years

A few weeks ago, I delivered a training day on developing early reading skills. It was a wonderful opportunity for everyone to share their ideas and there was such a love of reading at the heart of the day that … Continue reading

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Where’s Wally? 30th Anniversary

  We’re celebrating 30 years of the classic Where’s Wally? books here at the Book Centre with our very own cut out Wally stand. Yes! 30 years! It’s almost hard to believe this red and white striped wearing character is turning 30. These … Continue reading

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Will it be the hattiest party ever?

I have fallen in love with this recently published picture book cleverly written by Simon Philip and humorously illustrated by Kate Hindley. It is a quirky text all about what happens when a young boy receives an invitation to a … Continue reading

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5 New Christmas Books not to be Missed!

5 new Christmas books not to be missed! Penguin Problems is a hilarious first collaboration from Jory John and Lane Smith, a penguin levels with human readers about what penguin life is really like …and it isn’t all fun and games! … Continue reading

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Review ~ The Boy In The Painting

Title: The Boy In The Painting  Author: C.D. John The Boy in the Painting, by C. D. John, is book one in the Time Shield series. The story starts in the uneventful town of Cherryfield, but for one seventeen year … Continue reading

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Celebrating Roald Dahl’s 100th Birthday

It is Roald Dahl’s 100 birthday on 13th September 2016.  There are some wonderful resources and texts to help bring this celebration to life and help pupils enjoy the work of this amazingly, creative writer! If you want to learn … 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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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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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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Book review – Survivor

Survivor by Tom Hoyle Fire hero, George Fleet is rewarded for his bravery by a course in Australia; the Ultimate Bushcraft Experience. Finding himself in trouble from the very start, George Fleet writes his ‘experience’ from a prison cell. Along with seven other boys … Continue reading

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