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Online courses and training for teachers

Are you looking to up-skill during downtime? Are you a literacy or English teacher in need of CPD evidence for your next appraisal? Here’s our regularly updated list of online training, remote courses, distance learning research-based CPD and internet-based inset for teachers.

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Children's Book Publishers in UK

Children’s Book Publishers in UK

Our up to date list of children’s book publishers in the UK covering baby & toddler picture books, 5-7, early chapter books for 7-9 year olds, middle-grade novels for 9-12 year olds, 12-16 teen young adult fiction, poetry, nonfiction, textbooks, and study guides.

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Christmas advent calendar

Christmas children’s book advent calendar

A festive online advent calendar of classic and modern children’s Christmas picture books. Including cracking yuletide tales by Michael Morpurgo, Judith Kerr, Delia Huddy, Raymond Briggs, David McKee, Rod Campbell, Kes Gray, and Janet & Allan Ahlberg.

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Books for bedtime reading to children

Books for bedtime

Books for bedtime to read to children – a selection of books by Jill Murphy, Allan Ahlberg, Maurice Sendak, Michael Rosen, Martin Waddell, Fiona Watt, Claire Freedman, and more; which are ideal for reading to children at bedtime.

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The best children's bookcase bookshelf and bookend

Children’s bookcases, bookshelves and bookends

Trying to find the perfect children’s bookcase or bookshelf can be a minefield with children’s books coming in all shapes, sizes, and weights. We’ve put together a selection of kid’s bookshelves, bookends & bookcases for storing all your picture books, stories, and kid’s magazines.

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World Book Day costumes

World Book Day Costumes

Our World Book Day costume recommendations and suggestions for cracking book character outfits for your child. We’ve picked out fancy dress kits based on book characters by authors including Roald Dahl, David Walliams, JK Rowling, JM Barrie and Lewis Carroll.

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Children's adventure books

2017 CILIP Carnegie Medal Shortlisted Books

The 2017 shortlist of books for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2017 – recommended for children aged 10-14+ and young adults in primary and secondary schools. A great list for secondary school class readers and summer reading material for teens.

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Best books for Year 4. Best books for 8 year olds. Year 4 suggested reading books. Ideal reading books for eight and nine year olds

Book schemes and offers for children, schools and libraries

Scholastic Book Club  – Information and teachers and parents. Scholastic Book Fair Travelling Book fair Your local Waterstones branch may well be happy to set up a bespoke book fair at your school in exchange for commision in the form of free children’s books for your school. Well worth looking into. Usborne Book fairs BookedUp […]

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Best books for Year 7. Suggested reading books for children in Year 7 of secondary school

Children’s Literature Awards

Following established annual Children’s Literature awards is a good way to decide which books to pick when purchasing new stock for your school library, or which new books to buy for your children. Leading UK and international Children’s Literature awards The New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards The Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals The Newbery […]

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Our latest reading national curriculum year group recommended reading lists: Picture books for the under 5s | Books for Reception | Books for Year 1 | Books for Year 2 | Books for Year 3 | Books for Year 4 | Books for Year 5 | Books for Year 6 | Books for Year 7 | Books for Year 8 | Books for Year 9 | Books for Year 10 | Books for Year 11