Thursday, 22 December 2011

Happy Christmas

Jordanhill Library closes at 5pm on 23rd December. The University officially opens again on 5th January, but we have 3 open days in between: Thursday-Friday 29th and 30th December and Wednesday 4th January. See our opening hours page for full details.

I'm leaving you with these festive images courtesy of Bridgeman Education:

Many thanks to Bridgeman - very suitable for a children's literature blog. A Happy Christmas to one and all.


Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Behind the Bookshelf

Behind the Bookshelf is a great new initiative from Books for Keeps which offers a way of bring an author into your classroom virtually. It's not free - it's £99 for a year if you join before 15/1/12, but for that you get unlimited access to over 150 inspirational video clips, with your own account, plus teachers notes, creative writing courses, and lots of hints and tips. However, Books for Keeps has a competition to win three free subscriptions.

Of course, for completely free author material, look no further than Scottish Book Trust, especially their Meet our Authors and Teaching Resources sections.