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…

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…

Why do we enjoy singing and dancing?

… because it creates an emotional response. Did you manage to join Catherine Cantin and Joe Dale with their webinar on Singing and Dancing in the Primary MFL Classroom? If you were unable to make it, don’t worry. You can watch it on Joe Dale’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jfbjg9wuzLM In an Read more…

What is better than listening to a French phonics song?

… listening to, and watching, a whole book full! You can now see video clips of all the songs in 21 Fun Songs to Teach French Phonics. The songs are listed, with links, in the ‘Details’ tab on our website. Watch the song clips on the book webpage here: https://brilliantpublications.co.uk/21-fun-songs-to-teach-french-phonics.html Read more…

What is the best way to explain difficult news?

Sometimes, explaining the news can be difficult to do in an age-appropriate, safe way. Last month, experts said UK schools must teach about 9/11 terrorist attacks. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/sep/10/schools-teach-911-terrorist-attacks-experts-conspiracy-theorists Now another act of terrorism is in the news. Terrorism and extremism are not easy subjects to teach which is why we have Read more…

Sing and dance your way to perfect French pronunciation

To celebrate the release of 21 Fun Songs to Teach French Phonics by Catherine Cantin and Laura Maddock we have made two of the song videos available on YouTube. Each of the songs in this book is based on a different phoneme from the French language. This allows you to Read more…

Last week of our 50% sale

Our Bargain Basement sale finishes on 31st July 2021. We are clearing our bookshelves to reduce the warehouse space we use. Working online has increased the number of e-books we are selling so we do not need as many printed books. We are not abandoning printed books, but we do Read more…