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The latest issue of Books for Keeps has just been published. The issue is a Christmas special and includes books of the year for 2013, an appreciation of the work of Michael Morpurgo, the best books for Christmas presents, 10 of the best books that introduce children to WWI as well as a very interesting article about the gendered marketing of books.

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The front cover of the issue features the Song of the Golden hare by Jackie Harris which is now available in the Teaching Resources collection in FCH Library.

Books for keeps


The shortlists for the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals have been  announced this morning

The CILIP Carnegie Medal 2013 shortlist:

  • The Weight of Water by Sarah Crossan, Bloomsbury

  • A Greyhound of a Girl by Roddy Doyle, Marion Lloyd Books

  • Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner, Hot Key Books

  • In Darkness by Nick Lake, Bloomsbury

  • Wonder by R.J. Palacio, Bodley Head

  • Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick, Indigo

  • A Boy and a Bear in a Boat by Dave Shelton, David Fickling Books

  • Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein, Electric Monkey


The CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2013 shortlist :

  • Lunchtime by Rebecca Cobb, Macmillan Children’s Books

  • Again! by Emily Gravett, Macmillan Children’s Books

  • Oh No, George! by Chris Haughton, Walker Books

  • I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen, Walker Books

  • Pirates ‘n’ Pistols by Chris Mould, Hodder Children’s Books

  • King Jack and the Dragon by Helen Oxenbury (illustrator) and Peter Bently (author), Puffin Books

  • Black Dog by Levi Pinfold, Templar Publishing

  • Just Ducks! by Salvatore Rubbino (illustrator) and Nicola Davies (author), Walker Books

Further information can be found on the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Awards website.

We have purchased many of the key Primary PGCE key texts as ebooks. The following are now available via the library catalogue If you are off-campus you will have to log-in on the ebook provider’s web site, have a look at these instructions.

Cooper – History 5-11 2nd ed
Hoodless – Teaching history in primary schools
Hoodless – Teaching humanities in the primary school

Catling – Teaching primary geography

Goodwin – Literate classroom

Hood – Modern languages in the primary school
Maynard – Teaching foreign languages
Driscoll – Teaching of MFL in the primary school

Griggs – Introduction to primary PE
Hopper – Teaching PE
Griggs – An introduction to primary physical education
Light – Game sense
Severs – Safety and risk in primary PE
Whitehead – Physical literacy

Professional studies
Frederickson – Special educational needs
Richards – Teaching and learning in diverse and inclusive classrooms
Grigg – Becoming an outstanding primary school teacher

Donaldson – Becoming a primary mathematics specialist teacher
Drews & Hansen – Using resources to support mathematical thinking

Barber, David. – Learning and teaching with interactive whiteboards : primary and early years
Barber – Using new web tools in the primary classroom
Hall – ICT handbook

Allen – Misconceptions in primary science

Hope – Teaching design and technology at Key Stages 1 and 2

Please contact me if you have any questions about using ebooks.

FCH Library welcomes the PGCE students

After the long summer break it was nice to see FCH Library full of students again this week as we welcomed the 2012/13 intake of PGCE students.