I am very lucky that I have so much lovely support in managing The Little English Library Project and this year, I am particularly lucky as I have a ‘child-librarian’ helping out at The Little English School Library¬†Montessori+ Breda. So let me introduce you to wonderful Holly who has just moved to Breda and attends the Montessori+ in Breda. Holly loves books and has offered to help children with finding books and help us with shelving books during her breaks. Thank you Holly!

Name_ Holly MorrisAge_ I am 6 years old. Holly's favourites_ Food_ So many! There's pizza and ice cream, pesto pasta, (very English) cheese and cucumber sandwiches, and lolipops ūüć≠ Hob


2018: Friendship

Not long until the yearly national children’s book event takes off in the Netherlands (Kinderboekenweek). This year’s theme is Friendship. As always, I have chosen three English books which align with the theme and have have some nice teaching ideas. You can see my choices / resources in the image and find them online here:¬†https://abc.nl/schools. I have included Imaginary Fred as the Dutch edition is included in the KBW 2018. Any questions, do get in touch. Happy KBW 2018!


Utrechtse Heuvelrug: Little Town Library

School is back and the English books are back too!

7 boxes of roughly 50 books have gone out to 7 local SWAP20 schools this week. I have been able to increase the number of books going to each school using the growing Little Library collection and ABC Bookstore books. The boxes are now full of fantastic books! Managed by Pernille, this project now supports 7 local Primaries.



And the Little English Library¬†Montessori+ Breda¬†is back open for business. I hope children enjoy reading our wonderful books. The shelves are a little ‘packed’ at the moment, bare with us … more shelving and best of all, more books coming soon.

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We have been running our free-book lending programme for teachers SWAP 20 in Breda Montessori+ Breda, in Amsterdam The American Book Center and in Doorn Little English Town Library Utrechtse Heuvelrug for a number of years now. Today I received such a nice message from a lovely teacher called Irene who teaches English in Rotterdam. Every month she would swing by the Breda Little Library to pick up books for her classes and this is what she wrote:

“Thank you for your wonderful¬†service! You‚Äôve got a great variety of books for all ages that I have been able to borrow at any time. Every month I have come to select 20 books for a different group. The students are always eager to see which books I chose for them again! Non fiction, famous series such as the Treehouse or Harry Potter, books about horses, you name it, The Little English Library has them all!”

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