By Amar ToorCommunications and Digital Officer, Directorate for Education and SkillsImage credit: Nathan Dumlao/UnsplashIn an article published in 2017, University of Sydney professor Colm Harmon argues that the challenge facing today’s university students is one of “ambiguity”.“They have more options on many fronts, but face a world that is closing in around them,” Harmon writes.…
The Hamster Book Silvia Borando Walker Books I’m a huge Minibombo (Shapes Reshape!, Open Up Please!) enthusiast and so was thrilled so see the latest book in Silvia Borando’s superb series. Here, in tandem with an authorial narrative is – in similar fashion to Hervé Tulllet – a series of instructions (in blue print), kind […]
Timely and topical resource that should feature in every educator’s tool kit. As a Post 16 Educator involved in the delivery of subjects such as social cultural and spiritual studies and citizenship, I was very interested to read about this new title and have ordered a copy. This blog post from the IOE (Institute of Education) London Blog explains more about it. Should make for some more informed lessons and discussions.
I think we’ve made our feelings abundantly clear about our love for Benji Davies‘ ‘The Storm Whale‘. So when we began to see snippets of a sequel, we were thrilled to hear about a new, impending adventure for Noi and his Dad. But as with all sequels, we also felt a little tug on our heartstrings, […]
The Wolf Who Cried Boy! James O’Neill and Russell Ayto Picture Corgi I doubt there are many readers who aren’t familiar with the classic The Boy Who Cried Wolf story but what happens when someone turns the tale clean upside down? Well, in this instance, it’s something utterly delightful and funny to boot. On opposite sides […]
In this uber creative, interactive DIY ABC book, this enthralling look at the alphabet is unlike anything else we’ve seen before. Get started on your own interpretation of the ABC’s by colouring, sketching, sticking, cutting and scribbling on each page. If you struggle with drawing in books, then this might not be for you, but […]
So we’ve all seen the classic quest books and remember how much fun we had when we were youngsters selecting your own journey for the characters? Well, this is a truly innovative way to introduce the basics of good storytelling to a younger audience. With hundreds of story combinations, where you get to choose your own characters, settings […]