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The Power of Books

Today I read a story that made me stop and think about the power of a book. Not their potential to garner a love for reading, or give companionship to the lonely (I’m not denying these either), though. 484 more words


Clever Polly and the Stupid Wolf - Catherine Storr

Waterstones bookshop are promoting this book throughout their shops.  As a result it is predicted as being the surprise hit of the summer.

I must admit it was a book I had never read.  106 more words

Children's Books

Welcome to Young Readers Resource!

As The Talking Heads’ David Byrne asks in “Once In a Lifetime”,  “…Well, how did I get here?” I’ll tell you how. Books and children. Professionally, they’re my job. 448 more words


Starting Work as a Graduate (with very limited work experience)

I’m going to try to make this post a bit shorter than the last few.

When I graduated, I had no idea what to do. I applied for lots of work, but most things required experience I did not have. 1,409 more words


Reading Promotion

These badges which promote reading were available to collect in my childhood.  I still had a few in my collection but topped them up with extras bought from ebay.  76 more words

Children's Books

Brain Hive in the (Music) Classroom

When we talk about “reading across the curriculum,” the conversation is often focused on reinforcing literacy skills not only in English or language arts classes, but also in the other “core” subjects: science, social studies, and math. 365 more words


Environmental Scanning Part 5: Subject Librarians: time for a fresh look? Conference at the University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield

The last in my series of blogposts about the various environmental scanning activities I undertook in June/July focuses on the #UHSubjectLib conference I spoke at alongside my colleague on the 20th July at the University of Hertfordshire. 1,334 more words