A review of maths based picture books It's often the case that we learn more when we feel relaxed so why not add some picture books to your maths lessons? This review, compiled by ELS librarian Sarah Merison, highlights some gems that can be shared with your class whilst at the same time teaching about … Continue reading MATHS + FICTION = GREAT LEARNING


Keep those bright sparks shining bright!

To mark Children's Mental Health Week taking place 1-7 February 2021, ELS library assistant Sarah selects a range of picture books that offer comfort to young children and encourage positive conversations about mental health and wellbeing. Looking for a gentle and positive way to open a conversation with your children about mental health?  Then look … Continue reading Keep those bright sparks shining bright!

Festive reads: picture book edition

Whether you're reading to your class or snuggled under a blanket at home with family and pets, there's something extra special about sharing stories during the festive period. In this spirit, we've chosen a selection of the wonderful Christmas and wintry-themed picture books currently brightening up the shelves at ELS. The Snowflake written and illustrated … Continue reading Festive reads: picture book edition