Monthly Archives: June 2016

The Hypnotist

The Hypnotist is children’s picture book writer and artist Laurence Alholt’s first novel for young adults. You can’t tell. Rather than his first, it has the assured style of someone who has been writing for this age range for years. The Hypnotist is powerful book with a theme that couldn’t be any more relevant to […]

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Blog for New Teachers on their First Day #Part 1

Long, long ago, as a bright-eyed teacher fresh from college, I closed the door of the large Victorian house I was sharing with four others in East Grinstead, squinted into the September morning sun and set off for my first day in my new job. I remember feeling nervous and excited as I walked the […]

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Headline: Scientists forget magical ingredients in Borrowers research news…

The Borrowers by Mary Norton First published in 1952 I cherished Mary Norton’s book The Borrowers when I was little. The notion of tiny people living under the floorboards, making use of all the bits and pieces humans discarded or lost, grabbed my imagination. So much so, that I used to pray – actually pray […]

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