Many of the schools and nurseries we work with like us to make their book selections for them. This free and flexible book selection service is especially popular with settings who want to replenish their stock and with new settings who want to furnish their reading corners/libraries before they open their doors! There are no budget restrictions for this book selection service. Simply contact us with your budget total, whatever its size, and let us have some broad guidelines about your requirements such as age range, formats (board books, books with CDs etc.) and, if relevant, particular themes or topics or representations. This service exists to meet your needs so feel free to be as open or as specific in your requests as you like; we will do our very best to satisfy your requirements.
Just to give you an idea, here are some typical requests:
"I'm opening up a nursery in a very multicultural area. I need our books to reflect our intake. Can I have £250 worth of books showing characters from a range of ethnicities?"
"Our school wants to update all of its reading corners. Could you provide us with £500 worth of storybooks ranging from picture books through to chapter books?"
For settings with larger budgets to spend (a minimum of £2,000), we can provide a whole school/library stock consultancy and supply visit which can include a half day visit to your setting, depending on your location. Feedback from teachers indicates that they welcome these visits for enabling them to ask questions about meeting their students' particular needs, for giving them an opportunity to see the very latest in children's books as well as titles they do not come across elsewhere.
To give you an idea of the sorts of requests we have had and fulfilled:
*A Deputy Head in a SE London school asked us to come in with books (for birth to 5) to present to her Literacy Subject Leader with a view to furnishing from scratch the new Early Years Library they had set up. (£2,200 budget)
*A Head Teacher from North London who wanted to restock their classes and their school library asked us to attend the school over a day with new fiction, non-fiction and poetry books in the 3-11 age range. We set up tables of our books in the gym and teachers were released from their teaching in short, 15 minute, sessions to come and make their selections. (Budget of £3,100).
If you would like to know more about any of our book selection services, please contact us by phoning or emailing us on: 020 8534 7502 / firstname.lastname@example.org