Category Archives: Book lists

Engage all your students in the First Minister’s Reading Challenge via ebooks in Glow

RM Books is delighted to be supporting the First Minister’s Reading Challenge – Scotland’s brand-new reading initiative to encourage all pupils in Primary 4-7 to develop a life-long love of reading – through your ebook platform within Glow. All students within schools in Scotland have 24/7 access to borrow and read ebooks from their … Continue reading

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Using Football to Promote Reading

Football and Reading: not usually considered the best of friends. But as Danny Scott, author and football fan, pointed out in his recent article in The Guardian – maybe they should be: “Books train your brain to think faster, harder … Continue reading

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Branford Boase Award 2016 – shortlist announced

The Branford Boase Award is given to the author and editor of an outstanding debut novel for seven year-olds and upwards. It has an impressive record of identifying talented authors at the start of their careers. Meg Rosoff, who recently won the Astrid … Continue reading

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Celebrate Shakespeare’s 400th Anniversary

In 2016 the world will commemorate 400 years since the death of William Shakespeare. The famous British playwright is believed to have been born on or near April 23rd 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon. He was baptised a few days later on 26th … Continue reading

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Ebooks are powerful for your struggling readers

Giving struggling readers the option of reading ebooks can be immensely powerful – when you read an ebook you are the only one that knows what you are reading, therefore students often don’t feel the same embarrassment accessing easier texts … Continue reading

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World Poetry Day – March 21st 2016

Monday March 21st 2016 is World Poetry Day so here are five titles that celebrate the power of poetry to help us see the extraordinary in the everyday, to make us laugh, or to let us know that we are … Continue reading

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Carnegie Medal and Kate Greenaway shortlists 2016 announced

The shortlist for the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Children’s Book Awards was announced yesterday. The Carnegie Medal is dominated by teen-fiction this year with the following titles being available on RM Books: One by Sarah Crossan There Will Be … Continue reading

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