Linked to the 'Federation of Children's Book Groups' North Somerset branch, Just About Books, our teacher reading groups, meet regularly to read, discuss and recommend children's literature, usually while eating cake and biscuits! Constantly asked for recommendations for books to use in the classroom and at home, we decided in 2015 that there was a need for an award aimed directly at teachers to support them in the role they play in developing reading for pleasure, creating life long readers and selecting excellent books to use in their classrooms and libraries. Seven years later, we are still here, still doing our best!
Tonight I fancy a flight, so I shuffle my short feathers and jump... Take off on a night flight, have a monster's lunch, listen to birdsong, shout out the Apatosaurus rap and check out Alexander Fleming's petri dish. The read the note Cinderella left for her Ugly Sisters! A spectacular debut collection from an exciting new poet who is also a brilliant performer of her work in schools and festivals.
- Browns Books Synopsis
Love it or hate it, poetry is an essential part of a child's literary diet. Children need a range of poems that are accessible and they can engage with in variety of ways and on different levels. We would love to find a collection by one or many poets that offers a whole spectrum of styles and topics.