Teen books

Why don’t we teach Breaking Bad in the classroom?


For those people who have signed-up for the Mars expedition and have begun intensive training, the recent airing of the final episode of Breaking Bad might will have passed them by. However, I would imagine that most of us will … Continue reading

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Building a Bridge through Books

Sunday 27 January 2013 marks Holocaust Memorial Day in the UK. It is a date now part of many schools’ calendars with commemorative assemblies, projects, visits and presentations taking place. I’ve actively supported HMD since it began in 2001 and … Continue reading

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Interview of Graphic Novelists Metaphrog

  Strange Weather Lately: An Interview with metaphrog by Maxwelltown High pupils and Louise Walker, English Teacher Metaphrog is the pseudonym of writer John Chalmers and artist Sandra Marrs. Together they are the authors of a series of graphic novels … Continue reading

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“We Know What’s Best …”

Ever wished that all the difficult decisions of life were taken for you? Yet when we were ‘wee’ the last thing we wanted to hear was that someone else knew what was better for us, usually followed by them making … Continue reading

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Latest Teenage ‘Must Read’

An occupational hazard sometimes can deliver a gem! I have just finished reading the ‘Hunger Games’ trilogy – “The Hunger Games”, “Catching the Fire” & “Mockingjay” (and I was the “worst mother in the world” because I made my daughter … Continue reading

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