Language Play and Children’s Literacy

  • Roger Beard
  • Andrew Burrell
Language Play and Children’s Literacy celebrates the contribution of language play to children’s understanding of how language can be used for play and impact. It reveals how language play is used for many different purposes, and includes an invaluable resource bank of activities for teachers and parents.
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  • Roger Beard
  • Andrew Burrell
Language Play and Children’s Literacy celebrates the contribution of language play to children’s understanding of how language can be used for play and impact. It reveals how language play is used for many different purposes, and includes an invaluable resource bank of activities for teachers and parents.

Price: £24.95

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Children’s Literature in a Multiliterate World

  • Nicola Daly
  • Libby Limbrick
  • Pam Dix
The International Board on Books for Young People, IBBY, presents a collection by 12 scholars of children’s literature about outstanding stories and picture books that explore issues of identity, belonging and empathy in many parts of the world.
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  • Nicola Daly
  • Libby Limbrick
  • Pam Dix
The International Board on Books for Young People, IBBY, presents a collection by 12 scholars of children’s literature about outstanding stories and picture books that explore issues of identity, belonging and empathy in many parts of the world.

Price: £24.99

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Mandarin Chinese Teacher Education

Issues and solutions

  • Fotini Diamantidaki
  • Lin Pan
  • Katharine Carruthers
This groundbreaking collection draws on classroom-based research to investigate the impact of varied approaches to teaching Mandarin in English-speaking schools. It will be useful for PGCE Mandarin students, teacher trainers and those involved in the development of Mandarin Chinese in schools across the UK and further afield.
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Issues and solutions

  • Fotini Diamantidaki
  • Lin Pan
  • Katharine Carruthers
This groundbreaking collection draws on classroom-based research to investigate the impact of varied approaches to teaching Mandarin in English-speaking schools. It will be useful for PGCE Mandarin students, teacher trainers and those involved in the development of Mandarin Chinese in schools across the UK and further afield.

Price: £21.99

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Children’s Literature about Refugees

A catalyst in the classroom

  • Julia Hope
Julia Hope describes her study on how primary school teachers use certain picturebooks and storybooks that relate refugee children’s experiences, so that young refugees feel validated and their classmates can understand something of what they’ve been through. It gives teachers both pedagogical support and the resources to tackle this urgent topic. 
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A catalyst in the classroom

  • Julia Hope
Julia Hope describes her study on how primary school teachers use certain picturebooks and storybooks that relate refugee children’s experiences, so that young refugees feel validated and their classmates can understand something of what they’ve been through. It gives teachers both pedagogical support and the resources to tackle this urgent topic. 

Price: £19.99

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Harold Rosen

Writings on life, language and learning, 1958–2008

  • John Richmond
Harold Rosen was a leader of thought in the world of English teaching in the second half of the twentieth century. He and his colleagues forged and sustained a new understanding of the purpose and possibilities of the subject English within the school curriculum. This tribute to Rosen’s life and work contains over 50 pieces of his writing.
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Writings on life, language and learning, 1958–2008

  • John Richmond
Harold Rosen was a leader of thought in the world of English teaching in the second half of the twentieth century. He and his colleagues forged and sustained a new understanding of the purpose and possibilities of the subject English within the school curriculum. This tribute to Rosen’s life and work contains over 50 pieces of his writing.

Price: £24.99

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Guiding Readers – Layers of Meaning

A handbook for teaching reading comprehension to 7-11-year-olds

  • Wayne Tennent
  • David Reedy
  • Angela Hobsbaum
  • Nikki Gamble
Reading comprehension is so much more than just reading words, and this book explains how to develop all aspects of it for pupils aged 7–11. Written by top experts in the field, it includes eleven in-depth case studies – taken from real-life classrooms – of lessons on fiction and non-fiction, poetry and picture books, advertising and film.
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A handbook for teaching reading comprehension to 7-11-year-olds

  • Wayne Tennent
  • David Reedy
  • Angela Hobsbaum
  • Nikki Gamble
Reading comprehension is so much more than just reading words, and this book explains how to develop all aspects of it for pupils aged 7–11. Written by top experts in the field, it includes eleven in-depth case studies – taken from real-life classrooms – of lessons on fiction and non-fiction, poetry and picture books, advertising and film.

Price: £24.99

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Success Stories from Secondary Foreign Languages Classrooms

Models from London school partnerships with universities

  • Colin Christie
  • Caroline Conlon
Six case studies describe best practice from Initial Teacher Education partnerships between universities and schools across London. They show how learning foreign languages succeeds in secondary schools when underpinned by a strong theoretical framework and offer practical approaches that will keep students learning languages after the age of 14.
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Models from London school partnerships with universities

  • Colin Christie
  • Caroline Conlon
Six case studies describe best practice from Initial Teacher Education partnerships between universities and schools across London. They show how learning foreign languages succeeds in secondary schools when underpinned by a strong theoretical framework and offer practical approaches that will keep students learning languages after the age of 14.

Price: £22.99

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Poetry and Childhood

  • Morag Styles
  • Louise Joy
  • David Whitley
An academic book aimed to give serious critical attention to the poetry of childhood. It is based on a conference organised by Morag Styles for the British Library and the University of Cambridge. It looks at key poets of childhood from the past and at the poetry for children by present English Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy.
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  • Morag Styles
  • Louise Joy
  • David Whitley
An academic book aimed to give serious critical attention to the poetry of childhood. It is based on a conference organised by Morag Styles for the British Library and the University of Cambridge. It looks at key poets of childhood from the past and at the poetry for children by present English Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy.

Price: £22.99

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Which Book and Why

Using Book Bands and book levels for guided reading in Key Stage 1

  • Sue Bodman
  • Glen Franklin
This book will be valuable not only to professionals in schools, but also to trainee teachers at the very start of their journey into teaching.
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Using Book Bands and book levels for guided reading in Key Stage 1

  • Sue Bodman
  • Glen Franklin
This book will be valuable not only to professionals in schools, but also to trainee teachers at the very start of their journey into teaching.

Price: £30.99

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