Youth Services Book Review: Benji, the Bad Day and Me

Benji the bad day and me

Benji, the Bad Day and Me by Sally J. Pla, illustrated by Ken Min. Lee & Low Books, 9781620143452, 2018. Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Genre: Picture book What did you like about the book? Sammy is having the worst day ever and when he gets home, soaking […]

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Early childhood provision: are we moving forward, backward – or both? — IOE LONDON BLOG

Helen Penn. The Labour party manifesto brings in a new policy on early education and childcare. It extends the government’s 30 hours of free childcare programme to the parents of all two-, three- and four-year-olds and improves the training of childcare workers. How new or radical is this policy? Can it deliver? In my new […]

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Giraffe Problems – Youth Services Book Review

Giraffe Problems– Jory John, Illustrated by Lane Smith. Random House, 2018. 9781524772031. Format: Hardcover. Rating:1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Genre: Picture Book What did you like about the book? Edward the Giraffe is very self-conscious about his neck. He admires the necks of his fellow animals (the lion’s neck is “adorned with a […]

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Book Review – Angry Cookie ~ Red Reading Hub

Angry Cookie

Angry Cookie Laura Dockrill and Maria Karipidou Walker Books Who can resist the words of the chief protagonist on the back cover: “Don’t even think about opening this book, you nosy noodle. I’m warning you. I am very angry.” Of course, like me you will immediately open the book and discover that Cookie IS angry, […]

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Why experience matters in teaching — Education & Skills Today

By Francisco AvvisatiAnalyst, Directorate for Education and SkillsPhoto credit: KT King/FlickrIt often takes years of reflective practice to master complex, non-routine jobs. And few jobs today are more sophisticated and complex than teaching.As parents and citizens, we expect students to leave schools not only with a solid foundation in reading, mathematics and other subjects; we…

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Book Review: What Does the Crocodile Say? — Red Reading Hub

What does crocodile say

What Does the Crocodile Say? Eva Montanari Book Island A really smashing ‘starting nursery’ book is this one from author/illustrator, Eva Montanari starring a little crocodile on his very first day at nursery. Mama wakes him, baths him, dresses him; they eat breakfast together and off they go. At the door, teacher elephant greets parent […]

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All Are Welcome — Youth Services Book Review

All Are Welcome – Alexandra Penfold, illustrated by Suzanne Kaufman, Alfred A, Knopf, 9780525579656, 2018 Format:Hardcover Picture Book Rating: 1-5: (5 is an excellent or a Starred Review) 4 What did you like about the book? Colorful, fun artwork shows children of every nationality playing and working together. I love the way this book portrays the […]

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