Reflecting Realities

HOT TOPIC Reflecting Realities in the school library Joy Court discusses the results of CLPE’s first study into ethnic representation in UK children’s literature and how libraries can get involved with the movement for change. “An important report was published at the end of July, after many of you would have finished for the summer break, and […]

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Public and school library partnerships—Joy Court talks to Ailsa Gormley

SHARED PRACTICE Public and school library partnerships—Joy Court talks to Ailsa Gormley I have always felt that if school librarians wanted to create readers for life, they had to engage their students with public libraries so that the reading habit could be sustained outside of the educational environment. I am also a passionate advocate of the inspiration […]

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Greenaway Shadowing with SEN students – Joy Court talks to Caroline Fielding

SHARED PRACTICE Greenaway Shadowing with SEN students—Joy Court talks to Caroline Fielding I would like to think that Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Shadowing will always feature in a Great School Library, but do you realise how flexible the scheme can be? Here Caroline Fielding, Librarian at Charlton Park Academy—a Special Academy for students with complex, low incidence […]

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Great School Libraries Campaign

HOT TOPIC Great School Libraries Joy Court discusses the new ‘Great School Libraries’ campaign and the ways in which your library can get involved with the movement for change! “June 6th saw the launch of the plan for the ‘Great School Libraries’ campaign, which should be dear to the hearts of everyone reading this! The […]

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Q&A with Rosie Butcher – illustrator of Magical Kingdom of Birds

Magical Kingdom of Birds: The Sleepy Hummingbirds is the first book in an enchanting new series of children’s books celebrating the real-life beauty and wonder of the natural world. We speak to illustrator Rosie Butcher to find out what it’s like bringing this magical series to life! Rosie Butcher, illustrator of Magical Kingdom of Birds How did you approach illustrating the Magical Kingdom […]

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Preparation, planning, and taking a little time to stop and evaluate – Joy Court talks to Alison Tarrant

SHARED PRACTICE Highlighting the benefits of preparation, planning, and taking a little time to stop and evaluate – Joy Court talks to Alison Tarrant. In synergy with my latest Hot Topic (I’m a School Librarian, and I’m worth it!), I persuaded 2016 Honour List librarian Alison Tarrant (read her citation here ) from Cambourne Village College […]

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