This year is the 250 year anniversary of the death of one of the giants of classical music, Ludwig van Beethoven. His Ode to Joy from the 9th Symphony has become a universal call for peace and unity. There are lots of opportunities for Norfolk children to get involved in music: playing, listening and creating,… Read More Celebrate Music
Norfolk Library’s Digifest is here again, as is Norfolk Makers Festival, so here are a few of our books which may help you and your students create something amazing! Moviemaking Technology: 4D, Motion Capture and More by John Wood One of a series called ‘STEM in our World’ this book takes young children through the… Read More Let’s get CREATIVE!
Monday 3rd saw the launch of The Reading Agency‘s Reading Well for Children collection, an unveiling which coincided with the start of Children’s Mental Health Week. All of the titles on the booklist were selected by a panel of health professionals (including NHS England and Mind) with additional support and input from children and their… Read More Reading Well for Children
The annual list of new books that Empathy Lab think are particularly great for promoting real empathy in different ways is just out, and we thoroughly recommend you take a look; there’s one for Primary (ages 4-11), one for Secondary (ages 11-16), both comprising of a variety of titles from picturebooks, poems to chapter books… Read More Empathy Lab Books
Oh hello! Remember us? We hope you had a suitably relaxed holiday period, celebrating however you saw fit. If you’re anything like us, some of that (much needed!) downtime was probably used to catch up on reading, or familiarise oneself with new books you were gifted over the festive season. That was certainly the case… Read More Holiday Reads! What We Enjoyed Over the Break.
At Christmas, you can change the rules a little bit, such as sharing your final Book Advent on a Tuesday (rather than the regularly scheduled Friday slot!). Below you’ll find what’s on the ELS team’s Christmas list for 2019 and if you’ve missed our countdown so far, don’t worry: week one is here, week two can… Read More Christmas Eve and the end of our 2019 Advent!
We’re back with the third part of our book countdown to Christmas. Week one is here, week two can be found here and week three is below- another four reads we’ve enjoyed and think you ought to see. Advent: Week Three! The Christmas Extravaganza Hotel by Tracey Corderoy, illustrated by Tony Neal A lovely story… Read More Book Advent: Week Three!
In case you missed it last week: between now and Christmas, we’ll be sharing sixteen books we think you ought to have on your radar, ones we think you should consider sharing with your young readers over the festive holidays. Our first entry can be found here and below are the next four books we’d… Read More Book Advent: Week Two!
Did you know that since 2013, we’ve counted down the four weeks leading to Christmas using our unique knowledge base; not libraries or schools, or even festive decorations (some of us are experts in that field), but BOOKS! Six(!!) years ago, we shared our very first advent book wreath, followed in 2014 and 2015 by our… Read More Our Book Advent Strikes Back!
With the new film Frozen 2 about to come out, and likely to be the Next Big Thing for little people, we thought we would direct their – and your – attention to some very tenuously linked non-plastic merchandise: ie books. The frozen north, real or imaginary, has become a popular setting for novelists lately,… Read More Frosty Frozen Reads!