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…

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…

May Newsletter

Recently the CEO of a major UK publishing house said in a radio interview that his company published a broad selection of views and it wasn’t their role to espouse a particular view. The same can’t be said for Brilliant Publications, at least when it comes to education. We have Read more…

Why classics?

What is the most effective way of helping children understand and value classic literature? Classic children’s literature has stayed the test of time because it contains concepts and stories which appeal to children irrespective of the changes that affect the world in which they live.  Such stories are quite simply, Read more…