You may have guessed (perhaps based on the brilliant puns in this post’s title…) that the Easter Holidays are upon us here in Norfolk; while children across the county are enjoying the first week of their break, here in the office we’ve been putting together lots of projects ready for delivery at the beginning of… Read More Egg-citing, Egg-cellent, Egg-tremely Good Books!
At the end of last week, some of our team headed to Suffolk to attend the YLG Eastern’s regional training session which took place at the central library in Bury St Edmunds. Our librarian, Harriet, has given her overview of the day which you can read below… A brief resumé of YLG Eastern’s training session… Read More Falling Out of Love with Reading: How To Recapture the Passion
It’s the book-version of Oscar time for children’s authors and illustrators! A lot of prizes seem to come up at this time of year. Here are a few we always look forward to hearing about, starting with perhaps the most obvious… The CILIP Carnegue and Kate Greenaway Award CKG shortlists were published on Tuesday and the… Read More And the Winner Is…
This week we’re loading up on reviews, sharing a few things our team have read and enjoyed recently, which we think you should look out for on your travels to your local library or even bookshop, if you’re feeling flush. Don’t forget: you can find us over on Twitter where we share lots of other… Read More Bumper Book Reviews!
Friends, Romans, Countrymen, Shakespeare Week (18 – 24 March) is here again, and we are celebrating by reveling in the titles below….! Shakespeare Week is an annual nationwide celebration established to introduce primary aged pupils to the brilliance of Shakespeare. The festivities are coordinated by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, who provide lots of resources for Teachers… Read More Shakespeare Week 2019
World Book Day is coming up this week, and although OF COURSE every day is a book day for us – how lucky are we! – we love going out to schools to share the extra buzz around books that is created by every pupil being gifted a book token so they can have genuine… Read More World Book Day 2019!
The longlists of the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Awards are out today, and what a terrific selection of titles they are! Seeing these fantastic books all together brings home what a wealth of quality children and young people’s literature we are blessed with. Now it is down to us to ensure these books get to… Read More 2019 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Longlists
We recently attended an inspirational CPD session organised by the Time and Tide Museum in Great Yarmouth (and we blogged about it here!). Author Sita Brahmachari demonstrated an amazing textile artefact which she uses to engage and intrigue children (and the grown-ups!) before they encounter her lovely prize-winning novel ‘Artichoke Hearts’. We liked her idea… Read More Sita’s Patchwork Storytelling
We Are Together by Britta Teckentrup This is a sweet picture book celebrating the joys and strengths of friendship and teamwork wherever and whoever you are, whether with just one person or many. Holes in the pages gradually reveal more and more small children of every shade and one or two with disabilities. Teckentrup uses… Read More A special book for St Valentine’s Day
Digifest has arrived at Norfolk Libraries and we’re all very excited! Codable caterpillars, robot unicorns, stop motion animation and digital music – just some of the exciting events coming to Norfolk Libraries through February 2019 as part of DigiFest: A celebration of digital making. With events for children and young people aged 4-16 there is… Read More Digifest: to Public Libraries and Beyond!