What’s new at Brilliant Publications? (5 May 2022)

Here is what has been happening in the office this week. We’ve been working hard on our new website We’ve spent many hours this week checking the functionality of our new website. We hope it will be ready to go live in the next week or two. The main reason Read more…

What’s new at Brilliant Publications? (28 Apr 2022 Newsletter)

We are going to be bringing out more Boost Spelling Skills books We have been very pleased with the success of Judy Arden’s book, Boost Spelling Skills, which provides fun strategies for improving children’s spelling skills. It focuses especially on the spelling skills introduced in Key Stage 1 and is Read more…

Children have opinions!

What is the best way to ensure that KS2 understand that there are many different types of fiction? There is a very old and rather sad joke about a man who, when asked about his taste in literature, said that he didn’t read books.   Seeing the look of dismay on Read more…

SPaG as a form of amusement

Is it really possible to teach spelling, punctuation and grammar as a set of games? It can be argued that when children have an explicit knowledge of grammar, they will automatically become better writers. And yet that argument hasn’t been proven – or at least hasn’t been proven in all Read more…

What’s new at Brilliant Publications? (14 Apr 2022)

Here is what has been happening in the office recently. Developing Reading Comprehension Skills Years 3-4: Contemporary Children’s Literature I’m delighted to let you know that the Years 3-4 book for Contemporary Children’s Literature has gone to the printers and will be on sale from 30 April. I’m really looking Read more…

Help with ‘Levelling Up’

To quote the Government ‘Levelling Up’ white paper: “Too many young people are still leaving education without the skills and knowledge to cook and live healthily.” The good news is that the UK Government will invest up to £5m to launch a school cooking revolution with the aim for every Read more…

What’s new at Brilliant Publications? (17 Mar 2022)

Here is what has been happening in the office last week. Another big cover reveal! Last week I shared the news that Developing Reading Comprehension Skills Years 5-6: Contemporary Children’s Literature is at the printers. This week I am delighted to be able to share with you the cover for Read more…