Established by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness week is a national initiative to raise awareness of issues surrounding mental health and mental health problems, promoting the message of good mental health for all. Running from 13th- 19th May, this year’s theme is Body Image, with lots of resources available online for you to… Read More Mental Health Awareness Week 2019
We’ve been delivering project boxes to lots of schools this last week, and have noticed how many are making their outdoors areas into lovely spaces, full of opportunities to do different things whether for relaxation or learning. As well as the usual playgrounds there may be wild areas for nature to go rampant, more cultivated… Read More Let’s All Go Outside!
We’re not afraid to admit that sometimes there are things we’re not experts in- and graphic novels is one of them! With that in mind, we thought we’d throw the mic to someone who IS in the know: Richard Ruddick, Year 6 teacher at Moorlands Primary Academy here in Norfolk, who has shared some of his… Read More Guest Post: Great Graphic Novels!
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