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How books can help children come to terms with going back to school

Back to School – Books to help with the process Buy from our Hope in a Scary World series As September is upon us, that can only mean one thing… Back to school – but not quite as before. We wish teachers and families a safe and enjoyable return to school during these unusual times.  Books can be helpful to children’s reintroduction to their ‘normal’ routine. School will be a bit different now, with precautions…

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Guidelines for sharing Tiny Owl books during the COVID-19 crisis

Guidelines for sharing Tiny Owl books during the COVID-19 crisis Visit our bookstore *FURTHER UPDATE* Permission to share readings has been extended until Wednesday 31st 2021.  With school, library, and bookshop closures, and the inevitable challenges facing the whole community, over the next few months we recognise the need to be more flexible when it comes to sharing Tiny Owl books online. We hugely appreciate all efforts to support and celebrate Tiny Owl books at…

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Five reasons your school needs Chalk Eagle

Buy Chalk Eagle  Teachers! If you’re considering what book to next use in class, then perhaps you should consider a wordless picture book like Chalk Eagle. Wordless picture books can often be left behind by schools, but we think that they need to embrace the wonderful treasure that are wordless picture books. We can’t wait for the day when all schools read wordless picture books regularly with their children. So, here are five reasons why schools…

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I would use Chalk Eagle in our primary school – Mrs McFarlane

A review from a Primary School Reading Leader Buy Chalk Eagle  Lesley McFarlane is a mum to three grown up children and very proud grandmother to two grandsons. She has worked in primary schools for around twenty-five years, and her biggest passion has always been to help children along the road to becoming a reader! If you want to hear more from Lesley follow her own twitter. Read her fab review of Chalk Eagle: A boy sits…

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Sophie Turton, a primary school teacher, explains how her class used Chalk Eagle in an art-project

Chalk Eagle encourages children to take ownership in the classroom Buy Chalk Eagle  Looking for ideas on how a wordless book can bring new life into the classroom? Check out the fantastic ways that these Year 3 and 4 classes have used Chalk Eagle in the classroom to get inspired and create beautiful chalk wings of their own to fly away with. Sophie, a teacher at North Ormesby Academy, has written a fantastic blog about the process. Read…

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