With libraries in our region currently closed, we’re having to find new and inventive ways to get our usual reading fix. Something our library assistant Andrea has really gotten on board with is audiobooks and with lots on offer from Norfolk Libraries eMedia platform, there’s lots for her to work her way through! Andrea writes:… Read More Exciting eAudio!
There are many stories, both traditional and more contemporary (e.g. that still very popular Disney movie Frozen!) on the theme of snow and ice seen as metaphors for evil and sadness. One of the newest which includes this theme is The Midnight Guardians by Ross Montgomery with its evil midwinter king threatening constant darkness. Traditionally… Read More Happy Winter
This year, Christmas is on a FRIDAY which makes today the last end-of-week post we’ll be sharing this year. We’ll be taking a well-earned festive break until the New Year, but thank you to anyone and everyone who has read our blog over the last year. We hope you have a lovely holiday season, whatever… Read More Book Advent 2020: Week Four Finale!
Below is the third installment of our 2020 Book Advent; you can find the first of this year’s installments just here, the second over here and below you’ll find four more books to add to your expanding wish-list. Knock Knock Superhero by Caryl Hart, illustrated by Nick East This is a crazy, fantastic picture book adventure.… Read More Book Advent 2020: Week Three
Just in case you missed it last week: between now and Christmas, we’ll be sharing sixteen books we think you should consider sharing with your young readers over the festive holidays (and beyond!). You can find the first of this year’s installments just here and below you’ll find four more to add to your list.… Read More Book Advent 2020: Week Two
It’s sad that Marcus Rashford can’t have been encouraged to use his local public library or school library as a young child (The Guardian 17th November). We are confident that our Norfolk children and young people have access to lovely books in their school libraries – but if you’re uncertain about the appeal and range… Read More Christmas Countdown 2020
November is a Non-Fiction Month! Regular readers will know how much we love children’s non-fiction, and are always glad to give it some extra promotion! The theme this year of the official celebration of National Non-Fiction November, organised by the Federation of Children’s Book Groups, is ‘the planet we share’, so here are just four… Read More Non-Fiction November
The theme for this annual event is ‘united against bullying’ and we’re sure that’s a sentiment everyone can agree with. Stories can be really powerful in making children and young people understand how devastating it can be for victims of bullying. For extra information, visit the Anti-Bullying Week website here: http://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/anti-bullying-week Girl 38: Finding a… Read More Anti-Bullying Week, 16th–20th November
It’s time to celebrate Maths Week! Sadly, we’ve become used to seeing and hearing about big numbers and statistics, graphs and charts on a daily basis lately. This emphasises the vital role of mathematics in our world, and happily it’s not always for relaying bad news. Maths is in fact absolutely fascinating, and below are… Read More Maths Week, 9th-14th November
Hallowe’en and fireworks wouldn’t really work in the summer, would they, and these darker days are perfect for a bit of shivery fiction fun. Here are a few titles to try: will they scare your socks off? Scream Street: Uninvited Guests by Tony Donbavand I would have welcomed this joking ghost of a composer to… Read More Happy Halloween