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.
Here you can leave messages, reply and like!
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. ❤🖤🤍💚💙💜💛
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
I am really excited to join the challenge. What a great initiative!
Welcome to the Teachers’ Reading Challenge! We hope you discover some brilliant books and enjoy discussing them with fellow readers. – Zoe, TRC Team
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!
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!
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.
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
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
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.
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
I track the books I have read using Goodreads and am loving this challenge as I’m adding many more children’s books to my list.
The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson
I love a good ‘grown up’ mystery…but how good could a mystery for children really be? The answer is, better than a lot of ‘grown up’ ones! Candice, with the help of her new friend Brandon, has to unravel a trail linked to her family, racial prejudice and ultimately to a life changing discovery. Thoroughly recommended for UKS2 (and adults!) with many opportunities for discussion of the struggles around race and sexuality but also because of a good, old fashioned page turner!
star 5 stars from me.
This is such an important step in the development of Reading for Pleasure for every child. I cannot praise the enterprise enough and as English Lead will be promoting this in school. Many, many congratulations.
(Such a beautifully designed website too! Great!)
Thank you! We’re so glad you’re enjoying the challenge and hope your students love it too!