Today marks the end of the first half of this summer term and we’re certainly having the weather for it here in Norfolk; the sun hasn’t stopped shining all week! We’re already looking forward to the final part of this academic year as there are lots of brilliant things coming up; Bookstart week runs 5th- 11th… Read More Half-term is here!
With Norwich being a brilliant cultural hub of arts, we’re incredibly lucky to regularly have at our disposal lots of amazing events for young and old alike. Today sees the launch of this year’s Norfolk and Norwich Festival, the flagship arts festival for the East of England. The festival itself is one of the oldest within the… Read More Festivals!
Last week, you may have noticed a lack of activity on this blog. It wasn’t that we forgot to share our usual Friday post- we were primed and ready to do so!- but we COULDN’T! There was a mass power outage which meant that we were without phones, emails and most importantly- the internet! Normal order… Read More Bath, Book, Bed
This week saw Norfolk schools return from the Easter break for the start of the summer term and with only 12 school weeks left until the end of the academic year, now’s a great time to encourage your young people to think about what they might like to do with their free time in July and August. For those… Read More A Summer Call for Volunteers!
On Tuesday morning, something special caught our eye over on Twitter. It wasn’t a funny video or an inspirational quote, but a simple hashtag: #picbookday. Former teacher and creator of the Literacy Shed, Rob Smith, started it all with one tweet: It is a #picbookday -help fill twitter with amazing picture books. Here's mine Grandad's Island'… Read More #PicBookDay
It’s the last day of term here in Norfolk and there’s a definite spring in our step as the Easter holidays loom; the sun is shining and we’re already beginning to enjoy those longer (and warmer) days. It’s hard to believe that in two weeks time, the start of the summer term will be approaching- where has… Read More Fiction Discussion: Norwich’s Spring Term Meeting
It’s a week since the CKG shortlists were announced (see our blog post here) and the shadowing excitement has already begun in our office; we added extra copies of the new titles to our catalogue this morning and copies are on our real life Book Trolley (it does exist!) waiting to be read by our team:… Read More Let the shadowing begin!
If you’re a regular reader of our blog then you’ll know that over the last few weeks, we’ve been waiting with baited breath to find out which books have made their way onto the final shortlists for this year’s CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway awards. Last night, our patience was rewarded with the announcement of the… Read More CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Shortlists 2017
This time last week, we’d just returned from seeing the legendary Jacqueline Wilson talk to hundreds of animated school children for a World Book Day event here in Norwich (read our recap here). Today, our afternoon is somewhat more serene though we have spent a few moments discussing with excitement the longlists for both the UKLA and… Read More MORE Book Awards…!
Though we believe books and reading should be celebrated every day, we always look forward to World Book Day and this year was no different- any excuse for a mass literary celebration! As the WBD website itself says: World Book Day is a celebration! It’s a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s… Read More World Book Day 2017