As you may have seen last week, our book advent has returned for a fifth(!) year and as usual, we’ll be counting down the weeks to Christmas using our university challenge topic of choice: BOOKS! Last Monday, our library assistant Zoë shared four books she’d like to receive this holiday season and this week, our manager… Read More Book Advent: Week 2!
Since 2013, we’ve been counting down the four weeks to Christmas using our area of expertise; not libraries or schools, but BOOKS! Five years ago, we shared our very first advent book wreath, followed in 2014 and 2015 by our advent book doors. In 2016, thanks to our graphic designer friend Liam Drane, we had a very stylish… Read More The Return of our Book Advent!
We don’t want you to get too excited, but we’ve heard a vicious rumour that next week, our annual festive countdown may be returning… We can neither confirm or deny this, though what we will say is KEEP YOUR EYES PEELED for what may or may not appear on this blog sometime next week…. *looks shifty*… Read More December is Coming…
This week, some of our ELS team attended the Virtual School for Children in Care conference and had some interesting conversations with teachers. Here is a sample of the books we took along and displayed on our stand, which we shared with the public libraries: In My Heart by Jo Witek, illustrated by Christine Roussey A… Read More Stories About Feelings
The School Library Association has announced the winners of this year’s Information Book Award, which celebrates the amazing richness and sheer gorgeousness of much of the non-fiction available to our young people today. We urge you to take a look at the winners who were announced at a ceremony on 7th November: find it here.… Read More Natty New Non-Fiction!
This coming Sunday, 11th November, marks the First World War centenary: 100 years since the end of the Great War. To commemorate the occasion, we’ve shared a few recommendations of titles you could share with your young people to facilitate discussion about the Armistice. All of the listed titles are available to borrow from us-… Read More Books about the First World War
At the end of September, the National Literacy Trust published a report on the links between reading and mental well-being (Mental Wellbeing, Reading and Writing). We were inspired, so below are a few recommendations of recent titles which particularly connect with mental health: Stardust by Jeanne Willis, illustrated by Briony May Smith A beautifully illustrated picture… Read More Reading & Wellbeing
Well, we’re six weeks into the new school year and half term is upon us already- not that this warm weather weather has us feeling particularly autumnal…! We often get requests from schools and teachers after particular types of books for all kinds of readers; recently, our librarian Harriet was asked for a flurry of… Read More Books for your Year 3s & 4s!
The end of next week sees the start of Norwich Science Festival, a nine-day celebration of all things science. Based at The Forum and with events happening across the city, the festival seeks to inspire with its exhibitions, shows and hands-on STEM activities for attendees of all ages- young and old! You can see the… Read More Norwich Science Festival 2018
Today is National Poetry Day, an annual celebration in the UK, established in 1994 to inspire people across the country to enjoy, discover and share poems. There’s a theme each year and for 2018, it’s ‘Change’. The National Poetry day website has lots of resources available, whether it’s their lengthy list of recommendations, their page of poems… Read More National Poetry Day 2018