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This is a page to blether (chat) with the Teachers’ Reading Challenge community. We invite you to share reading experiences and great reads to inspire others.

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I am reading a mixture of children’s books and adult books this summer. Have discovered some absolute smashers (Mr Penguin series, Crater Lake, Jack and the Flum Flum Tree) and am excited to read more. My recommendation pile is huge!

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Lawstar17

We’re so pleased to hear you’ve found some gems on your children’s book list! Feel free to copy and paste your reviews to this page for others to see – we’re sure they’d love to hear your recommendations.

Zoe Sadler
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Is there a way to put the front cover of a book onto my completed book list? 4 out of 5 of the books I’ve read aren’t on your list which is a surprise as one of them is a Holly Jackson.

Humming bird

EFand

Hi there! Thank you for your enquiry and for taking part in TRC, we will speak with the web developers to see if adding a book jacket is possible and will get back to you on this thread ASAP.

Zoe Sadler
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Hi Is this where I find reviews of other books? – wanting to find out if anyone has reviewed – The Unluckiest Boy in the World by Andrew Norriss.
Just found it in a charity shop and wondered if it is worth putting on my list. Thanks

Humming bird

Larraine3

Hello, and thanks so much for your message. Due to the sheer volume of reviews being left (which is fantastic) we have advised (see above in the review box) that our TRC community share their reviews by copying them onto this page. This way members can reply and you can talk about the books you have read. We are also developing a review page where we will share as many reviews as we can. This should be up and running by the 30 August. Thanks for taking part in the TRC 2020!

Zoe Sadler
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thank you. I will look forward to reading more reviews – I note more are on here already so thanks.

Larraine Harrison

Larraine3
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Half way through the challenge I set myself and this project is really spurring me on. I trying books I wouldn’t normally read and sharing ideas with other teachers and librarians. ❤🖤🤍💚💙💜💛

Cat

SMerchant

Thank you for your lovely feedback – we’re so pleased the Challenge is turning out to be everything we hoped it would for you. Happy reading! – Zoe, TRC Team

Zoe Sadler
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Review

We invite you to add a book, then leave a rating and a review (you will be instructed to do this once your completed book has been added). This book will then be logged against your reading goal. You will be able to access your reviews through your personal profile at any time. By adding books and reaching your goal, your completers badge and certificate will be activated! You can also copy your review into your downloadable diary if you wish.

If you decide to log a book and leave a review you can also copy your review into the blether/message board. This way you can read each other’s reviews and comment, starting interesting discussions with the Teachers’ Reading Challenge community.

The audience for your review is either:
A) other teachers
B) children (for the relevant age group) so you can share it in school

Add a completed book now

I am really excited to join the challenge. What a great initiative!

Humming bird

bethanperera

Welcome to the Teachers’ Reading Challenge! We hope you discover some brilliant books and enjoy discussing them with fellow readers. – Zoe, TRC Team

Zoe Sadler
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I have read a very new book for which the book jacket was not available.
Am I able to upload a photo to my challenge area?

The book is Sky Pirates by Alex English – great book!

Humming bird

Sonyia in Paris

Hello! Thank you for your enquiry and for taking part in TRC, we are working with our web developers to see if adding a book jacket is possible and will get back to you on this thread ASAP. But we’re very glad you enjoyed the book!

Zoe Sadler
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For the second year running I have devoted my summer reading to children’s books. This challenge focuses my attention to writing up reviews which I previously did not do. It’s the type of CPD that I love and will be citing as such.

Humming bird

Sonyia in Paris

We’re so pleased to hear the TRC has supported your summer reading. Please feel free to copy and paste your reviews onto this page for others to see! – Zoe, TRC Team

Zoe Sadler
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I think this challenge is brilliant! I have been trying to encourage teachers within my schools to put down technology and pick up a book. Having recommended this challenge, I believe a few are actually getting on board! Great idea and lots of fun as well.

Cat

Erinlyn

Thank you for your lovely feedback! We’re so glad to hear your teaching colleagues have also taken up the Challenge – happy reading! – Zoe, TRC Team

Zoe Sadler
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