What The School Librarian Thinks… of Dekko Comics
Dec19

What The School Librarian Thinks… of Dekko Comics

Collins Publishing and LittleStuff very kindly sent us a set of Dekko Comics for review recently, and I haven’t been able to keep them on the shelves! Our Year 6 teacher seems to have been hoarding his set to use in lesson plans, Year 5 trade them under the desks like contraband, and every one of the library copies vanishes into a corner whenever our lunchtime KS2 book club is running. The feedback from the children has been...

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WIN – We’ve 6 copies of the National Geographic Kids ‘Weird but True!’ Annual to give away
Nov21

WIN – We’ve 6 copies of the National Geographic Kids ‘Weird but True!’ Annual to give away

When I was a kid, I was obsessed by ‘interesting facts’ that I used to ‘entertain’ people with. Even now I can reel off a string of amazing things you may not know, like the fact that your foot is the same length as the distance between your wrist and the inside of your elbow. Or did you know that the Colosseum in Rome had a retractable roof two thousand years ago? Or that the Cookie Monster’s real name...

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Win 1 of 10 Brill Dekko Comic Bundles
Nov01

Win 1 of 10 Brill Dekko Comic Bundles

Have you seen Dekko Comics yet? They publish comics for KS2 children to help them revise for SATs – sit up right now and tale notice, all you parents who are looking for new ways to help engage your children who may be struggling with large chunks of text. These babies are for YOU! The short, fun (and frankly sometimes absurd) short stories in Dekko Comics are based solely around the curriculum – but ‘learning...

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Learning French – ‘ere we go… (also – Rosetta Stone discount code!)
Sep21

Learning French – ‘ere we go… (also – Rosetta Stone discount code!)

This year on our trip to the Dordogne I’ll admit I was pretty happy with myself. When we first went to France as a family, I was the only one who had a smattering of French – and that was seriously rusty from the long hiatus since my GCSE days. Over the years and holidays it’s slowly improved, and the whole family has been getting better as we try at every opportunity to get by with French rather than expecting the...

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Back To School Teens? Don’t miss these five often-overlooked stationery essentials.
Aug31

Back To School Teens? Don’t miss these five often-overlooked stationery essentials.

If you’re an organised school parent, by now you have the uniform ready, the shoes polished, the sports kit checked and replenished. School bags may need replacing – or simply throwing in the washing machine to see them through another year. But are you all stocked up on the stationery drawer? I’m going to presume you’ve already thought of a large pack of biros, pencils (don’t forget to get them in a...

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Win a Back To School Book Bundle for 11-12yr olds with Collins
Aug18

Win a Back To School Book Bundle for 11-12yr olds with Collins

If you’ve not made friends with it yet, then you need to go and introduce yourself to the Collins4Parents website. It’s not only jam-packed with excellent books for every stage of your child’s learning, but they also offer a boat load of useful resources and practical guides to help both you and your resident student. And right now Collins are offering a 40% discount on selected books for Back to School until 10 September 2017 when...

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