The Story Cure-an A-Z of books to keep kids happy, healthy and wise was gifted to me by one of my students in my Senior Infants class this year.
It was such a thoughtful gift. It made me feel happy that the students and parents knew I was a book lover!
It’s a treasure trove of book recommendations based on themes or ailments ranging from peer pressure to helping a child eat their vegetables. It has recommendations for babies, toddlers, early readers and young adults.
It’s ideal for teachers, booksellers, librarians and parents.
It will be well used.
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Aidan Chambers two books on the reading process and teaching reading. Tell me and The reading environment. At times he’s very black and white to the point of being elitist about books, favouring literary reading.
When I’m teaching I’ve got to encourage all learners and promote all types of genre.
Night boat to Tangier, Kevin Barry.
Just getting into it. This book was let free at the recent Festival of Writing and Ideas in Borris. It’s not in shops yet. I’m getting stuck in. It’s full of short paragraphs and sentences so far. Plus lots of fun Kevin Barry style.
West Cork peeps, Jennifer Forde and Sam Bungey and me.
Festival of writing and ideas.
If reading doesn’t affect our lives, doesn’t change us or influence our behaviour, it is no more than a pass-time entertainment… Aidan Chambers.
What do you think of this statement?
Is it slightly poncy or elitist?
Is it true?
Does not every type and genre of book change you in some way?
Is being merely entertaining enough, do we always need an emotional, intellectual, ethical effect after reading?
A book(even if read for a entertaining or pleasure seeking hobby) should cause us to think, all about who we are, where we came from and what we want to be?
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Love a good short story anthology. Being various, new Irish short stories.
Danielle Mc Laughlin and Kevin Barry have new work in this so it’s pretty much bliss for me!
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Into the woods by John Yorke debates censorship in art.
He says”Censorship removed psychological truth and replaces it with denial, wish fulfilment and propaganda. It makes for neither better drama or better psychology. Pretending the world isn’t cruel may be far more damaging for children than showing that it is.”
I think the cleaning up of fairytales is a shame. Children are able to take in all sorts of characters and dilemmas through the safety net of a book shared with teachers or parents. There is no point sheltering children to the bad or good parts of life. Sheltering only causes low self resilience and coping skills.
What do you think?
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The enchanted hour by Meghan Cox Gurdon.
Starting into some teacher reading and reasearch. This is grounded in neuroscience and behavioural research. Very excited to read this.
#enchantedhour #meghancoxgurdon #readalouds #rozzie #pedagogyofreading
When all is said by Anne Griffin.
Just finished this and it was the perfect read for holidays. I read it on the tran, train, bus, plane, cafe, bar and playground!
The main character, Maurice really affected me. His voice made me tear up many times.
This is a story of what happens when you regret much of your life. We are being asked to love Maurice despite his failings and asked to forgive him for the last chapter.
I’m really impressed with this novel, the writing is easy to read yet poetic in places. It’s a beautiful idea for a tale and the author’s command of the plot is to be commended. Well done. Well done.
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