- The Magic Belt series from PhonicBooks aims to help 8-14s who struggle with reading. Exciting quests keep them entertained while they work through step-by-step phonics progression.
- A seven-year-old girl read seven books in seven days in October half- term to raise money for the Royal National Institute of Blind People. Zoe loves reading and thought it unfair that only seven in every 100 books are available to blind or partially sighted people. To sponsor Zoe, go to www.justgiving.comSusan-Brownlie.
- The Hindu festival of light (13 November) is a time when Hindus light lamps to mark their new year. The festival celebrates the victory of good over evil, light over darkness and knowledge over ignorance. Go to the TES Diwali collection for teaching resources.