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Cornerstones Book Club – Maps by Aleksandra and Daniel Mizielinska

review of Maps by Aleksandra and Daniel Mizielinska

The latest book reviewed for Cornerstones Book Club is Maps by Aleksandra and Daniel Mizielinska. This gorgeously, engaging book is suitable for Key Stage 1 and 2 children. Here’s what Waterstones bookseller Leilah Skelton, has to say about it… Much Amazing Pictorial Splendour (MAPS) I sometimes buy children’s books because they can often be...

Cornerstones Book Club – review of Snow by Sam Usher

We may not have had a white Christmas this year but the latest book reviewed as part of Cornerstones Book Club is all about the white stuff. Snow by Sam Usher is a wonderful picture book suitable for Foundation Stage children and links perfectly with our Nursery ILP, Where does snow go? Here’s what...

Cornerstones Book Club – review of A Boy Called Christmas by Matt Haig and Chris Mould

Another week, another book review! The latest title reviewed for the Cornerstones Book Club is A Boy Called Christmas by Matt Haig and Chris Mould – a wonderful festive treat suitable for children of all ages in Key Stage 2. Here's what Waterstones bookseller Leilah Skelton, has to say about it… Christmas spirit, bound up in...

Cornerstones Book Club – review of Spangles McNasty and the Fish of Gold by Steve Webb and Chris Mould

review of spangles mcnasty & the fish of gold

Our latest book review, courtesy of Waterstones bookseller Leilah Skelton, is of the wonderfully-titled Spangles McNasty and the Fish of Gold by Steve Webb and Chris Mould. It's a humorous book perfect for Key Stage 2 children. Here’s what Leilah has to say about the book… 5 gold stars! Spangles McNasty sets out on...

Back by popular demand – Cornerstones returning to Swansea with free information sessions

The first ever Cornerstones Curriculum Conference was a fantastic day of talks, workshops and networking. If you missed it though, don’t worry. Due to popular demand, we’re holding free information sessions on Friday 3rd February for all schools wanting to find out more about the Cornerstones Curriculum and how we can help you manage...

Cornerstones Book Club – review of The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers

review of the day the crayons quit

This week's book review, courtesy of Waterstones bookseller Leilah Skelton, is of The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers. It's a delightful picture book that would suitable to read to a Key Stage 1 class or to provoke deeper discussion or writing with Key Stage 2 children. Here's what Leilah has...

Get into the festive spirit with our new Christmas themed book packs

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… and with Christmas just around the corner, now is the time to start planning for this jolliest of seasons. Books are a brilliant way of getting into the festive spirit and there are some really excellent Christmas books for children that can do just that. That’s...

Wonders never cease! Encouraging a sense of wonder in the classroom

This week, guest writer John Dabell examines why it is important to encourage a sense of wonder in the classroom and why you should let children develop their curiosity, wherever it takes them. If something or someone can wow you, render you speechless and make your heart leap up, then that’s wonder doing its...

New book packs now available as part of Cornerstones Book Club – order yours now!

Cornerstones Book Club is about promoting and providing the very best children’s books. As part of that, we’ve curated a range of book packs, designed to save you time while making sure the best children's literature is at the heart of the curriculum. ILP book packs In partnership with Waterstones, our ILP book packs...

Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot – free audio resource to help teach the story behind Bonfire Night

It’s that time of year again – the weather's turning colder, the nights are drawing in, and Bonfire Night is just around the corner. It’s an exciting time of year but what’s the story behind the bonfire? Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot To help introduce the story of Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot...