Edited by John Diamond, ‘70 Years of The Mulberry Bush School‘ contains contributions from staff and colleagues telling the story of The Mulberry Bush School, its formation in 1948 and creation of the therapeutic child care model that is still used today, 70 years later. You can find out more and buy the book here.
AARDMAN and STUDIOCANAL are delighted to announce that EARLY MAN – the new prehistoric comedy adventure that is “gloriously funny” (Robbie Collin, The Telegraph) from four-time Academy Award®-winning director Nick Park and AARDMAN, the creators of WALLACE & GROMIT and SHAUN THE SHEEP – will be available on digital download from 21 MAY 2018 and onDVD, Blu-ray™ and 4K UHD from 28 MAY 2018 – available to pre-order now: http://scnl.co/EarlyManHE. Shot … Read more
A mud cake made from earth and water, decorated with nature’s gems – fallen petals, leaves, sticks and stones and forest egg hunts with golden tickets hidden in nature . . . By engaging in this sort of Spring active free play, children become fully immersed in and connected to the environment, developing both physically … Read more
It’s a dark winter’s night and a scruffy black cat arrives on an old lady’s doorstep. Named Nicholas because he arrived at Christmas time, he soon makes an impression in the neighbourhood, his bedraggled looks belying his mighty skills as a mouser. Soon, his many exploits are greeted with grateful thanks and much amusement, until, one … Read more
With childhood reading seeing a huge resurgence, it makes sense for literature to become a vehicle for helping youngsters confront and address many of the issues they’ll face in life. UK author Jennifer Molly has taken this to heart, with an uplifting and whimsical new book. However, ‘Luke Gets Wishes’ is so much more than … Read more
While reading is currently more popular than ever among young children, many adults are disenchanted with modern storybooks and their tendencies to focus on toilet humour, epic battles of good versus evil, and horror. Thankfully, British writer Julia Kay is bucking all trends with gusto, using her debut novel to hark back to a more innocent, … Read more
This book is a consolidation of Christine Bradley’s 40 years practice in therapeutic work with children and young people, starting from a period when there was room for creative thinking within the work. For the past three years Christine has been re-writing the concepts she used in her work to fit in with the current … Read more
The Avenue Learning Centre is delighted to announce three new e-learning courses featuring Mary Walsh, co-founder of the internationally famous SACCS organisation, and leading author Dr Neil Thompson. You can find the full list of courses here.
ON DVD AND BLU-RAY 4th DECEMBER 2017 STUDIOCANAL is pleased to announce that the highly anticipated first-ever TV series from Studio Ghibli, RONJA: THE ROBBER’S DAUGHTER, will be available on DVD and Blu-ray on 4th December 2017. You can pre-order now: http://amzn.to/2k8xgJi. From Studio Ghibli (Spirited Away) and based on the beloved novel by acclaimed writer Astrid Lindgren (Pippi Longstocking), comes this epic 26-part story … Read more
Last year we published an article on Dekko Comics at their launch. The educational comics have proven valuable in the classroom for children withy dyslexia, autism, ADHD etc. and new titles are now available to buy on Amazon: Dekko Issue 1 Dekko Issue 2 Dekko Isuue 3 Dekko Issue 4
Researchers at the University of Portsmouth have produced a new children’s book that uses innovative research to raise pupils’ motivation and achievement. ‘My Hero’ is the seventh in a series of beautifully illustrated books, which help children to manage and change their emotions so they can learn from mistakes and not to fear them. They are designed for … Read more
A Film by Neasa Ní Chianáin & David Rane “Irresistibly charming.” Huffington Post “It’s not hard to be moved. A gentle but keen-eyed documentary” Guy Lodge, Variety “A DELIGHTFUL CROWD-PLEASER. An irresistibly admiring portrait.” Neil Young, Hollywood Reporter “School Life is as charming, intimate and warm-hearted an observational documentary as you’d ever want to … Read more