Received for review

9th May 1997 at 01:00
CROSS CURRICULAR. Primary Professional Bookshelf: Traditional Storytelling

By Teresa Grainger.

This book aims to show teachers how to help children become storytellers, writers and readers. It includes eight traditional tales from around the world, with examples of children's work. Pounds 11.99. Scholastic Ltd, Villiers House, Clarendon Avenue, Leamington Spa, Warwicks CV32 5PR. Tel: 01926 887799.


Includes guidelines on how to answer questions like "What is God?" and "Why am I adopted?" The author, who believes children should be told the truth, has divided her advice into sections such as "Questions about the unknown" and "Questions about sex and birth". Different guidelines for children aged from two to11. Pounds 12.99. Dorling Kindersley.

OXFORD YOUNG READERS' DICTIONARY - Large Print. Claimed to be the first large print dictionary specially written for children, this book for visually impaired pupils contains 6,000 words from science, technology, geography and maths. Pounds 12.99. Oxford University Press.

SING IT AND SAY IT - A Bookful of Ancient Greece; A Bookful of Ancient Rome Both by Sara Ridgley and Gavin Mole.

For key stage 2, these books put to music some of the history and myths of ancient Greece and Rome. Books: Pounds 7.95 each; cassettes: Pounds 5.95 each. International Music Publications Ltd, Southend Road, Woodford Green, Essex IG8 8HN. Tel: 0181 551 6130.

RE TIMES TOGETHER Book 1; Book 2. By Jim Green.

The first book contains materials for four to five year olds; the second for five to seven year olds. Key stage 2 material will be published in October. Each book introduces children to the six major faiths practised in the UK. Teacher's notes and three pupil copymasters are provided for each lesson. Pounds 18.99 each. Collins Educational.

100 IDEAS FOR RE. By Sandra Palmer and Elizabeth Breuilly.

Photocopiable pages mainly for primary children but also for lower secondary pupils, with teacher's notes, are contained in this book. It is referenced to the national curriculum and the Scottish 5-14 Guidelines. Pounds 19.99. Collins Educational.

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