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
We recently attended an inspirational CPD session organised by the Time and Tide Museum in Great Yarmouth (and we blogged about it here!). Author Sita Brahmachari demonstrated an amazing textile artefact which she uses to engage and intrigue children (and the grown-ups!) before they encounter her lovely prize-winning novel ‘Artichoke Hearts’. We liked her idea… Read More Sita’s Patchwork Storytelling
We Are Together by Britta Teckentrup This is a sweet picture book celebrating the joys and strengths of friendship and teamwork wherever and whoever you are, whether with just one person or many. Holes in the pages gradually reveal more and more small children of every shade and one or two with disabilities. Teckentrup uses… Read More A special book for St Valentine’s Day
Digifest has arrived at Norfolk Libraries and we’re all very excited! Codable caterpillars, robot unicorns, stop motion animation and digital music – just some of the exciting events coming to Norfolk Libraries through February 2019 as part of DigiFest: A celebration of digital making. With events for children and young people aged 4-16 there is… Read More Digifest: to Public Libraries and Beyond!
We recently went to a teachers’ CPD session in Great Yarmouth, hosted by Enjoy, the Great Yarmouth cultural education partnership, at the fabulous Time and Tide Museum as a session in their project Making Waves Together, part of the Great Place Scheme (funded by the Arts Council, National Lottery Heritage fund & Historic England). We… Read More Making Waves: Sea Stories We Love!
As the UK approaches – possibly – crunch time with Europe, we thought we would look at a few of the European authors and illustrators who have enriched children’s publishing here. Of course, much loved characters like Asterix, Tintin and Pippi Longstocking have been around since long before the European Union was even created, but… Read More European Reads
Much loved illustrator John Burningham sadly passed away a few weeks ago, so we will have no more of his distinctive picture books to look forward to. But he has left a great legacy, including his Mr Gumpy classics and his lovely sad Granpa (dealing with bereavement). His style was spare, with plenty of white… Read More Books by John Burningham
Last autumn, we were gifted a train set, a real-life, battery-operated, moves and everything train set. Don’t believe us? See for yourself: There it is! The train set lives in our Toys in the Past artefact box which can be borrowed from us for a term for a small fee- get in touch if you’d… Read More Tr-Tr-Trains!
We’re just over a week into 2019 and we’ve been very busy, with project boxes leaving and returning to our office as new ones head into schools and last term’s make their way back to us. We’ve also found time to publish the latest edition of our Book Bites newsletter for primary schools, which can… Read More New Year, New Newsletter…!
Well, it’s 24 hours until “the big day” and below is our final installment in this year’s Book Advent. Over the last four weeks, our team have each shared four books they’d like to receive this Christmas from picture books to teen reads, a wide-range of titles we think are worthy of your attention. If… Read More It’s Christmas Eve (& Week 4 of our Advent)!