The winner of the first Little Rebels Book Award, organised by Letterbox Library, was announced at the Radical Book Fair at Conway Hall in London on May 11th. The prize went to Sarah Garland for her graphic novel ‘Azzi in Between’ (published by Frances Lincoln) about a girl who has to flee her own country with her parents, leaving her grandmother behind, and settle as a refugee in a new country. The day also included a well attended panel discussion with shortlisted writers Sarah Garland and Jeanne Wllis, chaired by Wendy Cooling, who judged the award alongside author Elizabeth Laird.
Papillote Press launched their beautiful picture book ‘Look Back’ at CLPE on May 13th. It was written by Trish Cooke, of ‘So Much’ fame, and illustrated by Caroline Binch whose naturalistic pictures have graced many of Mary Hoffman’s books as well as her own ‘Gregory Cool’. The new book is set in Dominica as Christopher’s grandmother looks back to her own childhood and the time she braved the scary Ti Bolom.
Ernest and Celestine, Gabrielle Vincent
Stories of lost toys are picture book perennials, including Shirley Hughes’ Dogger and the hilarious Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems. An animated film is due for release soon and a further picture book about the pair entitled The Picnic is coming soon
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A selection of resources used on CLPE’s Phonics course
CLPE’s phonics course, Phonics Within a Rich Reading Curriculum, is proving popular with schools taking advantage of the matched-funding available.
The course sees teachers from a number of schools coming together in a highly interactive session led by our inspiring and energetic trainers.
According to Ofsted in October 2011 ‘A creative approach to teaching phonics works particularly well’ and CLPE wholly share this sentiment during their training!
Techniques such as reading aloud and rhyme and song are shared, with participants using instruments and children’s books to understand how to teach phonics through increasing childrens pleasure in books.
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Full and open discussions are encouraged in this highly interactive course