Are you going to the new Harry Potter film, or are you planning on taking your students along? Just look at this fabulous display that one school library assistant at Ecclesbourne School put together to celebrate the release of the film. School libraries are generally excellent at putting together displays to encourage and celebrate reading – if you have a good example please send it to me so I can add it to the photostream for everyone to enjoy!
The longlist for the Carnegie and the Greenaway medals are announced, and great lists they are too! Have a look at them using this link: http://bit.ly/a8Tyiv Which books are you predicting for the winners ? What better way to spend those long, dark, winter evenings? Do feel free to post comments about which books you like/don’t like here. Better get reading!
The educational publishers Pearson have commissioned on reading which shows that many of the parents questioned had to bribe their children to read books. Half of parents believed that digital media was distracting their child from reading. You can read more about this in the Daily Mail article here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1326105/Half-parents-bribe-children-read-new-technology-leaves-youngsters-bored-books.html?ITO=1490 What’s your experience?