Kinderboekenweek in English

Now, if you live in the Netherlands, you will know that the yearly Kinderboekenweek in October is a huge event. Primary schools and town libraries run many fun events to promote reading.

I usually run a workshop for student teachers at Avans in Breda. I choose an English picturebook which links to the annual theme and offer some book-related English teaching activities. As more and more Dutch primaries are interested in including some English titles during this event, I decided to put together some book recommendations for schools and the American Book Center.

2016: Kinderboekenweek2016Recommendations

2017: Kinderboekenweek 2017 Recommendations (1)

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2018: Four books which covered the theme of friendship;

  • Blue Chameleon by Emily Gravett (grp 1-5)
  • Ping & Pong are best friends (mostly) by Tim Hopgood (grp 2/3)
  • Up & Down by Oliver Jeffers (grp 4-5)
  • Imaginary Friend by Eoin Colfer, illustrated by Oliver Jeffers (grp 6-8)