Storytelling and Resources
Caroline our librarian recommends some fantastic website for families to enjoy while their children are home learning or at school.
Reading Black Lives Matter
- Zoe Tillotson, our English Advisory Teacher has compiled a reading list with titles that can be found in our library. Please remember to contact Caroline for any books as the library is no entry at the moment.
Over the last few months there has been significant media coverage of the Black Lives Matter campaign. This is a good time then, for those of us in education to reflect on our practice and ask ourselves how we can promote genuine inclusion, equality and be pro-actively anti-racist. One area that always demands scrutiny is the curriculum. What is absent and excluded sends a strong message. To that end, the English team at CPA have been creating a new English Curriculum and making sure it includes positive and diverse representations of young Black people by contemporary writers. Some of the books we have chosen to include are listed below. I hope you’ll be as excited as we are by the choices we’ve made.
Download reading list here: Black Lives Matter
Oxford Owl eBook library (phonics books) home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks
The World Book Day website has lots of readings of books for a range of ages and interests www.worldbookday.com
BookTrust Hometime has new stuff added regularly www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/open-the-hometime-cupboard
Authorfy masterclasses: authorfy.com/masterclasses
- Top Ten Storytimes 7-11 year olds.pdf
- Top Ten Storytimes to Enjoy.pdf
- Caroline’s Blog: teenlibrarian.co.uk
- Caroline reading Grobblechops!: www.youtube.com
- Caroline reading of A Bottle of Happiness by Pippa Goodhart and illustrated by Ehsan Abdollahi: youtu.be
- National Shelf Service: www.youtube.com/channel
PODCASTS: This is a great selection of podcasts, aimed at Pathways 1 and 2 students, focusing on COVID-19 but they have different themed sets: slj.com
Even though our library has a ‘No Entry’ sign on the door, our librarian still gets her regular niche requests for books! The books for Class St.James Park have been delivered – so let’s wait and see what other class requests come this week 😄📚 #ReadingIsMagicFest pic.twitter.com/SAuvfvuDZh
— @charltonsch (@CharltonSch) September 28, 2020
At the moment there is no entry to the library – but our librarian’s carefully curated collection of books will be delivered via a box to our classrooms. #PictureBooks #SensoryBooks #Fiction #NonFiction #BooksToReadTogether #BooksToLoan #Autumn2020 pic.twitter.com/eoni6eOhkI
— @charltonsch (@CharltonSch) September 7, 2020
Stay Home Story Time
For all you folks stuck at home in the coming weeks due to COVID, I will be reading one of my books every weekday, and talking about some of the things that went into making it. We are all at home, but none of us are alone. Let’s be bored together.
Watch LIVE on Oliver’s instagram (@oliverjeffers) at 7 PM GMT/ 2 PM EST
Text © Nosy Crow
While so many of us around the world are currently at home and staying inside with young children, we want to help – so we’ve put together lots of activities, resources, free Nosy Crow books and other content which we hope will help keep your families happy.
Resources to download link: nosycrow.com/free-resources
Silly sharks galore! Learn how to draw your own shark with the writer and illustrator of There’s a Shark in the Bath, and sing along with the shark song! Find more book-related activities at jabberworks.co.uk/theres-a-shark-in-the-bath
Text © Rob Biddulph
Rob Biddulph is an internationally bestselling and multi award-winning children’s author and illustrator. He is also the official World Book Day Illustrator for 2019, 2020 and 2021.