This topic is packed with ideas for getting children into books and it all starts with a great class read Ferdinand Forest and the pirate pickle.


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Ferdinand Forest has got a problem. What shall he read now he's come to the end of his favourite series of books? This framed story is perfect for looking at story structure and character place in story.

Despite numerous setbacks the creator of the first comprehensive English dictionary never gave up on his dream. Let’s look at Dr Johnson, his life, his times and his magnificent book.

Mathematical word problems can be a very daunting proposition for some children but with the right strategies their mysteries can be unlocked.

Lovers of literature subconsciously interrogate text as they read. It’s a handy skill to pass on to your new reading detectives.

Motivating children to read is one of the biggest challenges that teachers and parents face. We look at strategies that help.


Help children extract the important from the interesting as they navigate their way through non-fiction texts – it's a skill that will stay with them forever.

A class assembly on books is the perfect place to celebrate these amazing objects that can have such a positive impact on our lives.

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