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Education (Curriculum Resources and Initial Teacher Education)

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The Curriculum Resources Collection has resources for young people across the school-age ranges.  The collection provides a broad and diverse range of high quality material that supports the learning and teaching across the curriculum, reading for pleasure, literacy, and personal and holistic development.  It is made up of the following, discrete collections of books:

Picture books: a broad and wide range of picture books for primary aged children, including board books.

Fiction: from illustrated, first chapter books to young adult fiction and A-level texts.  This collection also includes graphic novels and fiction in verse.

Folktales: a collection of folk tales and myths. 

Reading schemes: examples of reading schemes for literacy, used in the primary school classroom.

Children’s Book Corner: a curated collection for primary-school classroom reading.

Non-fiction: covering subjects across the curriculum, and a broad range of extra-curricular topics, including titles of general and personal interest for young people.  Also includes subject textbooks.

Basic Skills collection: materials funded by the the Basic Skills Agency (BSA).

Graded readers: aimed at secondary students, particularly for those with reading difficulties and adult literacy students.  Includes series written for English learners.

The collection reflects resources used in English schools, and so the bulk of the collection is from UK educational and children's publishers, with material also from mainstream charities, voluntary groups, and other relevant organisations.

The library catalogue is the principal tool to find books, journals and other materials (either in print or in electronic format) held in UCL libraries. On the catalogue, you will find the details of the item including the location of the materials you are looking for: library site, collection and shelfmark.

Latest titles added to the collection

Here are a few of the latest titles added to the Curriculum Resources Collection.

Suggestions for purchase for this collection, from UCL staff and students, are always welcome via our 'Suggest a resource' form. 

Other collections

  • Art includes Film Studies.
  • Literature: includes books on literary topics not specific to any one language, literary theory, literature translated into English.

The Language & Speech Science (LASS) Library holds books and periodicals on the theory and practice of language study. 

The Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health Library holds resources relating to children's health.