Literature

On Friday, England's West Midlands Police tweeted a callout to Harry Potter fans: Should they see a notecard covered front
Says memorising 15 poems will put kids off education 'for life'
Jeremy Corbyn has warned that tough new GCSE exams introduced by the Tories will make pupils feel “devalued” and put them
So how do you find the right book for you? If you would like to encourage someone in your life to get back into books, or even start reading again yourself, try browsing libraries and bookshops for inspiration.
As I told my audience that my least favourite book as a child was a Roald Dahl book, I literally heard a couple of children gasp as they couldn't believe what I had just said. But then I elaborated, and I saw two hundred pairs of eyes looking at me intently as they listened to every word.
And it struck me - a plate of food is not just a plate of food. It is representative of an almost infinite list of political issues. And that means that when we sit down to eat or cook or grow food, we aren't just fuelling our bodies, we are making surprisingly political choices.
As the UK tour of The Polar Tombola draws to a close, Nancy Campbell reports on this exciting project which aims to encourage
The connection that children had with the characters in books extended well beyond just dressing up. Children have such strong emotional connections to literature, and we know that through story they learn a great deal about their own emotional world.
I believe characters in stories should be as diverse as the people who read them, but only a very small handful of children's books feature a deaf character. There are more than 45,000 deaf children in the UK. Most are born to hearing parents and go to mainstream schools where they may be the only deaf child, so they can feel quite isolated.