Ready for 2017/2018

Another day and another library. Today it was time to open up the Little English School Library at the Montessori+ Breda and get everything ready for Monday when school starts. Please note, I have changed quite a bit and simplified the categories. All Fast & Fun for dyslexic and reluctant readers, First readers, Cool Kids fiction and Advanced Readers are now towards the end of the shelving (see pix).


2nd open-access Little English School Library in Breda

Lovely morning setting up the new open-access Little English Library at the Montessori+ Prinsenbeek (previously Daltonschool Apollo) which is also home to Teacher of the Year Noortje van Hulst. Together with our little helpers, Miriam Oliveira, who will take care of this school library, and I filled the shelves with fabulous used books and new ones donated by Van Ditmar and The American Book Center. The school had also purchased the 1-2-3 packs which really offer a fantastic start when setting up an English School Library. This collection now offers great English books for children aged 0-12 years old and if you live locally and would like to join, get in touch over facebook




Old Hat

Fabulous new book by Emily Gravett called ‘Old Hat’. A great book about celebrating who you are. Not always easy in this day and age especially if you are only little. My girls (6 & 8) kindly tried out the activities provided on Emily’s website Brilliant! Now this ‘Old Hat’ will be going on our next recommended picturebook-list for primary schools in NL!


In May this year, I spent a great hour this morning at a local Dutch primary school reading / acting Shh! We have a plan by Chris Haughton to a Year 3 & Year 4 class. The children were brilliant, they joined in calling out the words in English, tip-toeing and climbing … I can tell you, these 6-8 year olds had some great plans. Little Superstars.