As mentioned last week, our Team Librarians were out and about celebrating World Book Day in several of our Norfolk schools. We asked two of them to provide us with a snapshot into their respective days and because we asked so nicely, they delivered- and you can read below!
“Happy Work Book Day! Today was a busy, busy day for Norfolk SLS!
We have helped arrange for 2 of our brilliant Author partners to visit schools yesterday and today: Alexander Gordon Smith was at City of Norwich School yesterday, scaring people with zombies, today he is doing the same at Thetford Academy.
Steve Parker, a brilliant Non Fiction author, is inspiring children at Diss Junior school, and our fantastic Librarian, Harriet is weaving the magic of stories at Loddon Junior School.
I had a great time this morning at Stalham Infants School where plenty of parents, grandparents and little brothers and sisters joined the whole school for a World Book Day assembly to kick start a whole day of book related activities. The books we shared included Giles Andreae’s well loved book “Pants”, which had everyone laughing. Next came Mo Willems great “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus”, the children were determined that he wouldn’t, and the adults appreciated the humour in the pictures.
The last story we shared was “When a Monster is Born” by Sean Taylor, when the children decided that the Monster was going to eat the Headteacher – she didn’t seem to mind though!
Finally the Ladybirds enjoyed using finger puppets to tell a Goldilocks story and then went for a horse ride in Clip Clop by Nicola Smee.”
phew!…and of her visit last Friday, Harriet writes:
“It was a day late for World Book Day, but it’s never too late to go looking for pirate treasure! Students at Hall School joined in a pirate song – with actions of course – and found some gorgeous jewellery and silver and gold doubloons, thanks to a selection of artefacts from our collection, and Port Side Pirates by Oscar Seaworthy (oh yeah – really?) illustrated by Debbie Harter. They also enjoyed blowing bubbles along with Big Red Bath by Julia Jarman & Adrian Reynollds (we were using the story sack put together by Storysack Ltd).
There are some great new board books featuring London, and these along with a Bag Book (www.bagbooks.org) called Lost In London, proved popular with students of all ages. We had fun making Big Ben ring out the chimes, swiping an Oyster card on what looks like a real pad – but were perhaps a little less enthusiastic about the scented oils sprinkled on the flowers to make them smell!
These are both by Marion Billet, pub. Campbell Books”