The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education has put out some shocking statistics regarding children’s books featuring children of colour (read the report here). Looking at books published in 2017 the charity said that too few of these featured BAME main characters (just 1% in the UK!), and that there was not enough diversity in… Read More Diversity (or not) in Children’s Books
Now in it’s seventh year, the Norfolk Children’s Book Festival is an annual event we always look forward to. Taking place in the beautiful surroundings of Norwich Cathedral, the one-day event is hosted by Norwich School and is a wonderful opportunity for young people to meet and hear from authors, promoting the importance of literacy… Read More Norfolk Children’s Book Festival, 2018!
On June 18th, we joined keen readers up and down the country in eagerly awaiting the announcement of who’d won this year’s Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals. As with previous years, we were in school, discussing books and celebrating with shadowing groups from a few high schools across Norfolk. Our Librarian, Harriet, has shared her… Read More CKG Day 2018
As you are probably aware there has is a new data protection law (commonly called GDPR); as part of this we have been updating our regulations and ensuring that in all things regarding your personal data, we are transparent, fair and lawful. We have always wanted to make sure that the Book Trolley blog was… Read More General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) & This Blog
We can’t be sure, but we think (THINK!) there may be an important football competition currently underway…here are a few titles to keep young fans entertained between matches. The Match by Russell Ayto This small book of black and white illustrations and minimal text is very funny and will appeal to all ages. Most of the plot… Read More Kick Kick Kick Kick!
The Wildlife Trusts are encouraging us all to ‘go wild’ this June, so here are a few recently published books to encourage us to get out there. Go Wild on the River by Goldie Hawk, illustrated by Rachel Saunders Described as ‘an adventure handbook’ this collaboration with the National Trust is an attractive little hardback full… Read More 30 Days Wild!
2017 saw the first Empathy Day; a celebration established by the brilliant EmpathyLab team, to show how reading empathy-boosting stories and poems can help challenge prejudice and nurture connections between us all. There are lots of brilliant bits available should you wish to get involved with next week’s 2018 celebrations; we’d recommend EmpathyLab’s ‘Read for… Read More Empathy Day 2018
On 6th June, CILIP and the School Library Association are launching a campaign to get school libraries made an essential part of every Ofsted inspection, with funding for schools to nurture library staff. Ofsted’s own research shows that: “In the most effective primary and secondary schools visited, libraries and well trained specialist librarians had a… Read More Books about Books!
Half-term is finally here in Norfolk and we’re looking forward to a bit of a break before the final hurrah of the Summer term. We’ve been busy cataloguing lots of new books recently, so what better time to showcase those titles which caught our librarian Harriet’s eye in a Friday Reads special. Rebel Voices by Louise… Read More Natty New Books!
Exactly one month today- Monday 18th June- the winners of this year’s Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Awards will be announced, and the awards cycle (which began with the nominations list back in November 2017) will be over. In case you’ve been living under a rock for the last few months, you can find this year’s… Read More One month until CKG…!