Librarians Recommend – The Return (2018)

This World Book Day we bring you an exclusive look at recommendations from the Education Library Team

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If you’ve visited the Education Library recently you may have seen our recommendation display boxes, if not, now is your chance to catch up with our latest reads.

First up, we have a creative jem from our collection of educational resources.

The doodle book 2 – : draw! colour! create! by Taro Gomi
“The Doodle Book 2 is so much fun and has some great ideas to inspire your own creations.”

This title can be found in the Design & Technology Education section shelved at: 607/2 GOM (Yellow label)
Although we ask that you do not draw, doodle or colour in this book, did you know that the Education Library has a colouring corner of calm with colouring books to be used in our #LibraryLivingRoom?

Next we go around the world with our fiction collection.

Earth magic, sky magic: North American Indian tales by Rosalind Kerven

“Wherever in the world you fancy going there is a book for you @edfaclib. Just one of the magical offerings in the fairy tales section of the Library.”

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This title can be found shelved in the Fairy Tales section of our Children’s Fiction collection at: KERVEN (Silver label)

The Children’s Fiction collection ranges from picture books to young adult fiction and includes short stories, poetry, fairy tales and mythology from all around the world.

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Come and explore the wonders of our collection via the guide to Children’s Literature Collections at Cambridge.

Finally another educational resource which can be borrowed to support teaching in the classroom.

It can’t be true! : incredible tactile comparisons edited by Fleur Star

“Did you know that the biggest stone from the Great Pyramid weighs as much as 20 elephants?! Find out a plethora of fun facts in this wonderful book from our Science educational resources.”

EDITED hot air ballon double page

This title can be found in the Science Education section shelved at: 507/2 STA (Yellow label)

We have a wide array of resources available that cover a range of subjects including other books written in braille and these Mathematic wooden and foam shapes.

 

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Librarians Recommend – Easter 2017

If you’ve visited the Education Library recently you may have seen our Librarian Recommends boxes, if not, now is your chance to catch up with some of our favourite books.

First up, we have Hazel’s selections, What do we know about the Inuit? by Bryan and Cherry Alexander and Shackleton’s journey by William Grill.

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“Interested in the Inuit or want to know how Shackleton set sail to the South Pole? 2 of my favourite resources are available in the library collection.”

These titles are shelved at 933/073 GRI and 933/072 WHA and form part of our extensive collection of Educational Resources which covers all subjects ranging from Aztecs to Zoos and everything in between! The collection is primarily designed to support trainees on school placements but material can be borrowed by any member of the Library.

Next is Emma’s choice Code name Verity by Elizabeth Wein.

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“A wonderful but heart-wrenching story of 2 friends in WWII France – an inspiring tale for all ages!”

This title is located in the Children’s Fiction Section under WEIN.

The children’s fiction collection ranges from picture books to young adult fiction and includes short stories, poetry, fairy tales and mythology. Further information about the collection can be found in the guide to Children’s Literature Collections at Cambridge.

And finally, for everyone in the middle of research projects, Amy suggests The good research guide: for small scale social research projects by Martyn Denscombe.

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“An excellent introductory guide for anyone starting to plan their research. Covers a number of research strategies, ethics and analysis. Plus it’s available as an ebook!”

This title can be found at 301/01 DEN.

We are always happy to guide readers to specific aspects of the Library collection useful for their particular interests or research – just come and ask at the Welcome Desk.  If you are unable to visit in person, just drop us an email and we can identify a range of books for you to choose from – or direct you to ebooks if preferable.  Don’t forget that you can browse the collection of Education ebooks yourself at any time via the Ebooks database on the Library Moodle site – there are over 1,000 to choose from!