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Teachers as readers – the teaching superpower!

As we welcome new ECTs to the profession this September, we want to focus on encouraging and nurturing teachers as readers. As a primary school teacher do you ever find yourself asking any of these questions? “Do I REALLY need to read children’s books?”   “I know...

The magic of author events for primary schools

The magic of author events for primary schools

The magic of Inspiration  I count myself very lucky. I have seen many, many author and illustrator events, from being a teacher organising them at my school, visiting book festivals with my daughter, at Reading Rocks conferences for teachers, taking...

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Teachers as readers – the teaching superpower!

Teachers as readers – the teaching superpower!

As we welcome new ECTs to the profession this September, we want to focus on encouraging and nurturing teachers as readers. As a primary school teacher do you ever find yourself asking any of these questions? “Do I REALLY need to read children’s books?”   “I know...

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Escape to the River Sea blog tour

Escape to the River Sea blog tour

We are delighted at RR HQ to be part of this special blog tour to celebrate the publication of Escape to the River Sea. We know many Reading Rockers are huge fans of Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson and as mega fans of Emma Carroll too, Queen of historical...

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Getting the Most from Pupil Premium

Getting the Most from Pupil Premium

In the build up to our Pupil Premium Grant Book Service going live in June, we have been thinking a lot about the best ways schools can invest their Pupil Premium Grant funding to ensure the gap for disadvantaged pupils is closed. Today, we are joined by Angela Smith...

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New website for Reading Rocks!

New website for Reading Rocks!

Well, this is all very exciting isn’t it?! A brand-new website – ta dah! Just over a year ago, in lockdown, I launched the RR Teacher Book Subscription. I can’t tell you the joy it brings me that so many teachers have signed up to this service and enjoyed the books we...

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#OiAardvark ! – Alphabetty Blog Tour

#OiAardvark ! – Alphabetty Blog Tour

R is for Racoons – Racoons will sit on Macaroons! It’s so exciting to be on this epic alphabetty blog tour! So, we are up to R – R is for Reading Rocks and this book is a perfect example of what makes reading rock for children. It is full of giggles, fun and...

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The StrangeWorlds Travel Agency – blog tour

The StrangeWorlds Travel Agency – blog tour

I’m delighted to be part of the blog tour launch today for this wonderful book. If we ever needed a book to take us to many places with our imagination, now is the time. The StrangeWorlds Travel Agency is a wonderful adventure through beautifully described worlds,...

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