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The School Reading List Podcast - presented by Tom Tolkien. In each episode, we recommend new and classic children's and young adult books.

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United Kingdom

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The School Reading List Podcast - presented by Tom Tolkien. In each episode, we recommend new and classic children's and young adult books.

Language:

English

Contact:

07930001346


Episodes

Episode 18 - BookTok: a blessing or a curse?

2/28/2024
School Reading List podcast hosted by Tom Tolkien Season 1: Episode 18 For transcripts, resources, show notes and contact details, see https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/podcasts/series-1-episode-18/ Part 1 Book post Rundown - top 30 children's and YA books to buy in March 2024 March 2024 books of the month Part 2 STEM and science fiction books for children. New book pitches: There was an Old Woman who Followed a Spy! by Tommy Furmato; Luna and Helio The Eclipse by Gina Keulemans; Insects, Bugs and Rock and Roll by Alex Brooks; I Can Be An Astronaut by Dr Katy Chisenga-Phillipps Part 3 BookTok - a blessing or a curse? Credits and licensing 3rd party sounds are licensed. Audit: https://bit.ly/3TFkwsl . Support the show

Duration:00:38:53

Episode 17 - Why school libraries are so important

1/31/2024
School Reading List podcast hosted by Tom Tolkien Season 1: Episode 17 For transcripts, resources, show notes and contact details, see https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/podcasts/series-1-episode-17/ Part 1 Book post Rundown - top 30 children's and YA books to buy in February 2024 February 2024 books of the month Part 2 LGBT books for children (https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/books-for-topics/lgbtqia-themed-books-for-primary-school-aged-children/)and LGBT books for teens (https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/books-for-topics/lgbtqia-fiction-for-secondary-aged-children-and-teens-aged-11/) New book pitches: There was an Old Woman who Followed a Spy! by Tommy Furmato; Cable Goes Camping by Lorna Chantelle Scott Part 3 Why school libraries are so important to children's learning. Credits and licensing 3rd party sounds are licensed. Audit: https://bit.ly/3TFkwsl . Support the show

Duration:00:39:20

Episode 16 - Children's books and books for children - a growing disconnect

12/31/2023
School Reading List podcast hosted by Tom Tolkien Season 1: Episode 16 For transcripts, resources, show notes and contact details, see https://bit.ly/3vfteDn . Part 1 Book post Rundown - top 30 children's and YA books to buy in January 2024 January 2024 books of the month Part 2 Children's books and books for children - a growing disconnect. New book pitches: There was an Old Woman who Followed a Spy! by Tommy Furmato; Luna and Helio The Eclipse by Gina Keulemans; Insects, Bugs and Rock and Roll by Alex Brooks; I Can Be An Astronaut by Dr Katy Chisenga-Phillipps Part 3 Great gift books - https://bit.ly/4aCoc46 . Credits and licensing 3rd party sounds are licensed. Audit: https://bit.ly/3TFkwsl . Support the show

Duration:00:33:08

Episode 15 - How to use Lego to encourage reading skills

10/31/2023
School Reading List podcast hosted by Tom Tolkien Season 1: Episode 15 For transcripts, resources, show notes and contact details, see https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/podcasts/series-1-episode-15 Part 1 Book post Rundown - top 30 children's and YA books to buy in October 2023 October 2023 books of the month Part 2 How to use Lego to encourage reading skills New book pitches: Phone Me When You're Home! by Wendy Garvey; Luna and Helio The Eclipse by Gina Keulemans; Insects, Bugs and Rock and Roll by Alex Brooks, illustrated by Hannah Worsley; I Can Be An Astronaut by Dr Katy Chisenga-Phillipps Part 3 Christmas-themed books - our Christmas topic book list Credits and licensing 3rd party sounds are licensed. Audit: https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/category/podcasts/#podcast-credits Support the show

Duration:00:34:35

Episode 14 - How to organise an effective quiet reading time

9/30/2023
School Reading List podcast hosted by Tom Tolkien Season 1: Episode 14 For transcripts, resources, show notes and contact details, see https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/podcasts/series-1-episode-14 Part 1 Book post Rundown - top 30 children's and YA books to buy in September 2023 September 2023 books of the month Part 2 How to organise an effective quiet reading time New book pitches: Phone Me When You're Home! by Wendy Garvey, On My Back Paws by Anna Skoyles, Luna and Helio The Eclipse by Gina Keulemans, Why, Oh Why, Am I a Crocodile? by Alex Brooks Part 3 Halloween - our Halloween book list for children and teens Credits and licensing 3rd party sounds are licensed. Audit: https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/category/podcasts/#podcast-credits Support the show

Duration:00:41:25

Episode 13 - The Reading Framework guidance from the DfE

8/30/2023
School Reading List podcast hosted by Tom Tolkien Season 1: Episode 13 For transcripts, resources, show notes and contact details, see https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/podcasts/series-1-episode-13 Part 1 Book post Rundown - top 30 children's and YA books to buy in August 2023 August 2023 books of the month Part 2 Our thoughts on the DfE's reading framework updates New book pitches: Katy on Broadway by Ella English, Phone Me When You're Home! by Wendy Garvey, On My Back Paws by Anna Skoyles Part 3 Transitioning to KS2 - our year 3 book choices. Credits and licensing 3rd party sounds are licensed. Audit: https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/category/podcasts/#podcast-credits Support the show

Duration:00:34:42

Episode 12 - How children's book series can kickstart reading for pleasure

7/31/2023
School Reading List podcast hosted by Tom Tolkien Season 1: Episode 12 For transcripts, resources, show notes and contact details, see https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/podcasts/series-1-episode-12 Part 1 Book post Rundown - top 30 children's and YA books to buy in July 2023 July 2023 books of the month Part 2 How children's book series can kickstart reading for pleasure. See our review of How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell. New book pitches: Katy on Broadway by Ella English, Movie Night with the Wizziwigs by Saxon North-Cornell, On My Back Paws by Anna Skoyles Part 3 A dive into our list of book series for children and teens Credits and licensing 3rd party sounds are licensed. Audit: https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/category/podcasts/#podcast-credits Support the show

Duration:00:36:15

Episode 11 - Transitioning from picture books to short chapter books

6/30/2023
School Reading List podcast hosted by Tom Tolkien Season 1: Episode 11 For transcripts, resources, show notes and contact details, see https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/podcasts/series-1-episode-11 Part 1 Book post Rundown - top 30 children's and YA books to buy in June 2023 June 2023 books of the month Part 2 The transition from picture books to short chapter books in Year 2. https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/reading-lists-for-ks1-school-pupils/suggested-reading-list-year-2-pupils-ks1-age-6-7/ New book pitches: Katy on Broadway by Ella English, Movie Night with the Wizziwigs by Saxon North-Cornell, The 4th Dimension by Dr. Joseph J. Pamelia Part 3 A look at our new list of adventure books for children and teens. Credits and licensing 3rd party sounds are licensed. Audit: https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/category/podcasts/#podcast-credits Support the show

Duration:00:33:20

Episode 10 - How to halt the summer slide by encouraging students to read.

5/31/2023
School Reading List podcast hosted by Tom Tolkien Season 1: Episode 10 For transcripts, links to all the books featured, resources, show notes and contact details, click here: https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/podcasts/series-1-episode-10 Part 1 Book post Rundown - top 30 children's and YA books to buy in May 2023 May 2023 books of the month Part 2 How to halt the summer slide by encouraging students to read. See summer reading can energise your students New book pitches: Katy on Broadway by Ella English, Movie Night with the Wizziwigs by Saxon North-Cornell, The 4th Dimension by Dr. Joseph J. Pamelia Part 3 Picks for Pride Month including titles from our books for year 11 and books for year 10 lists Credits and licensing All 3rd party sounds are licensed. https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/category/podcasts/#podcast-creditsSupport the show

Duration:00:32:11

Episode 9 - Chat GPT and AI: a blessing or a curse for teachers and schools?

4/28/2023
School Reading List podcast hosted by Tom Tolkien Season 1: Episode 9 For transcripts, links to all the books featured, resources, show notes and contact details, click here: https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/podcasts/series-1-episode-9 Part 1 Book post Rundown - top 30 children's and YA books to buy in April 2023 April 2023 books of the month Part 2 Chat GPT and AI: a blessing or a curse for teachers and schools? We examine whether Chat GPT will be useful for the teaching of English and reading in schools. New book pitches: My Magical Bearded Friend by Chris Husband; Dumb Orphans by Allan Low Part 3 Summer 2023 new children's books. Credits and licensing All 3rd party sounds are licensed. https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/category/podcasts/#podcast-creditsSupport the show

Duration:00:45:17

Episode 8 - How the cost of living crisis is impacting children's reading and book sales

3/17/2023
School Reading List podcast hosted by Tom Tolkien Season 1: Episode 8 For transcripts, links to all the books featured, resources, show notes and contact details, click here: https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/podcasts/series-1-episode-8 Part 1 Book post Rundown - top 30 children's and YA books to buy in March 2023 March 2023 books of the month Part 2 How the cost of living crisis is impacting children's reading and book sales New book pitches: The Bumper Book of Double Learning by Helen J Bailey; My Magical Bearded Friend by Chris Husband; Dumb Orphans by Allan Low; & a monologue by Rebecca Smith for the Cheltenham Festivals Part 3 Poetry for 7-11-year-olds Credits and licensing All 3rd party sounds are licensed. https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/category/podcasts/#podcast-creditsSupport the show

Duration:00:41:28

Episode 7 - Why it's not a good idea to use reading records

2/28/2023
School Reading List podcast hosted by Tom Tolkien Season 1: Episode 7 For transcripts, links to all the books featured, resources, show notes and contact details, click here: https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/podcasts/series-1-episode-7 Part 1 Book post Rundown - top 30 children's and YA books to buy in February 2023 February 2023 books of the month Part 2 Why it's not a good idea to use reading records New book pitches: The Bumper Book of Double Learning by Helen J Bailey; My Magical Bearded Friend by Chris Husband; Dumb Orphans by Allan Low; The PhilosoCats by Judith Millecker. Part 3 6th form books - our rundown of great titles for this age group. Credits and licensing All 3rd party sounds are licensed. https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/category/podcasts/#podcast-creditsSupport the show

Duration:00:45:38

Episode 6 - Why we shouldn't ban books

1/27/2023
School Reading List podcast hosted by Tom Tolkien Season 1: Episode 6 For transcripts, links to all the books featured, resources, show notes and contact details, click here: https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/podcasts/series-1-episode-6 Part 1 Book post Rundown - top 30 children's and YA books to buy in January 2023 January 2023 books of the month Part 2 Year 1 books - our rundown of great titles for this age group. New book pitches: Lao and Chen: Master your Art by Bráulio Pitra; The Silly Adventures of Twighead Larson by John Dredge; The Bumper Book of Double Learning by Helen J Bailey; My Magical Bearded Friend by Chris Husband; The PhilosoCats by Judith Millecker; Cable the Crow by Lorna Chantelle Scott Part 3 Why we shouldn't ban books. Credits and licensing All 3rd party sounds are licensed. https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/category/podcasts/#podcast-creditsSupport the show

Duration:00:38:08

Episode 5 - How to make GCSE English set texts more accessible for students

11/29/2022
School Reading List podcast hosted by Tom Tolkien Season 1: Episode 5 For transcripts, links to all the books featured, resources, show notes and contact details, click here: https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/podcasts/series-1-episode-5 Part 1 Book post Rundown - top 30 children's and YA books to buy in November 2022 November 2022 books of the month Part 2 Great Christmas book presents - our rundown New book pitches: The Art Family by Sue Truslet; Lao and Chen: Master your Art by Bráulio Pitra; The Silly Adventures of Twighead Larson by John Dredge Part 3 How to make GCSE set texts accessible. (See: https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/reading-lists-for-ks4-school-pupils/graphic-novel-versions-of-gcse-english-texts/) Credits and licensing All 3rd party sounds are licensed. https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/category/podcasts/#podcast-creditsSupport the show

Duration:00:40:48

Episode 4 - What makes a book popular with children?

10/28/2022
School Reading List podcast hosted by Tom Tolkien Season 1: Episode 4 For transcripts, links to all the books featured, resources, show notes and contact details, click here: https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/podcasts/series-1-episode-4 Part one Book post Rundown - top 30 children's and YA books to buy in October 2022 October 2022 books of the month Part two Promoting your new children's and YA book to schools. Our tips. New book pitch: The Art Family by Sue Truslet Part three Children's favourite books, and how these differ from the teacher-recommended books for KS1 and books for KS2. Credits and licensing All 3rd party sounds are licensed. https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/category/podcasts/#podcast-credits Support the show

Duration:00:43:31

Episode 3 - Does reading decline in children aged 11-16 in secondary schools?

9/24/2022
School Reading List podcast hosted by Tom Tolkien Season 1: Episode 3 For transcripts, links to all the books featured, resources, show notes and contact details, click here: https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/podcasts/series-1-episode-3 Part one. Book post: Rundown - top 30 children's and YA books to buy in September 2022: September 2022 books of the month: Part two. Time travelling to a world of second-hand books. In this episode, we feature children's historical fiction writer, Rosemary Sutcliff. Part three. Do you think children's reading declines in KS3 and KS4? With a social media poll. Credits and licensing. All sound effects and background music clips are correctly licensed for use on this podcast. https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/category/podcasts/#podcast-credits Support the show

Duration:00:36:58

Episode 2 - Should classrooms have wall displays?

8/24/2022
School Reading List podcast hosted by Tom Tolkien Season 1: Episode 2 For transcripts, links to all the books featured, resources, show notes and contact details, click here: https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/podcasts/series-1-episode-2 Part one. Book post: Rundown - top 30 children's and YA books to buy in August 2022: August 2022 books of the month: Part two. Time travelling to a world of second-hand books. In this episode, we feature children's science fiction writer, Nicholas Fisk. Part three. Should school classrooms feature wall displays? (And how this impacts reading for pleasure). With a social media poll. Credits and licensing. All sound effects and background music clips are correctly licensed for use on this podcast. https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/category/podcasts/#podcast-creditsSupport the show

Duration:00:38:48

Episode 1 - When is a quote not a quote?

7/18/2022
School Reading List podcast hosted by Tom Tolkien Season 1: Episode 1 For transcripts, links to all the books featured, resources, show notes and contact details, click here: https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/podcasts/series-1-episode-1 Part one. Book post: Rundown - top 30 children's and YA book to buy in July 2022: July 2022 books of the month: Part two. Time traveling to a world of second hand books. In this episode we feature children's adventure author Willard Price. Part three. When is a quote not a quote? A journey through the strange corridors of social media. Credits and licensing. All sound effects and background music clips are correctly licensed for use on this podcast. https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/category/podcasts/#podcast-creditsSupport the show

Duration:00:38:17

Trailer - the School Reading List children's books podcast presented by Tom Tolkien

7/15/2022
A trailer for the School Reading List children's and YA literature podcast, presented by Tom Tolkien. The School Reading List recommends new and classic children's and YA books to teachers, parents, librarians and schools. Podcast notes and credits. For more details, and book recommendations for 3-18-year-olds, see our website: School Reading List Support the show

Duration:00:01:26