Tag Archives: reading for pleasure

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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How to combat the summer reading slump

A big thank you to our guest blogger, Bev Humphrey, for her top tips on how to combat the summer reading slump. “The countdown to the summer holidays has now started and I’m sure for many of us it can’t … 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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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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UKLA Book Awards 2016 Shortlist

The aim of the UKLA Book Awards is to celebrate children’s books. These awards are unique as they are judged entirely by teachers, who are able to share the books with their classes and determine what works with young readers. Sixty … Continue reading

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YA Book Prize 2016 shortlist out now

The shortlist for the YA Book Prize 2016 was announced yesterday. The YA Book Prize was set up by The Bookseller Magazine to celebrate the wide diversity of YA books being written in the UK and Ireland. Congratulations to Bloomsbury … Continue reading

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Kick start your reading for pleasure programme this half term

With half term looming, why not encourage your students to read for pleasure over the break from as little as 22p per student for the week. Students are more engaged if they are reading appropriate books, that interest them, at the … Continue reading

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