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
We’re back after our brief half-term hiatus and we’re ready to enjoy the second half of this spring term- there’s lots to look forward to! While we were away, the longlists for the 2017 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Awards were announced; these will be whittled down into shortlists in a few weeks time (16th March)… Read More CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Longlists 2017
Here in Norfolk, we’re officially half-way through the Spring term; time has definitely flown by! Other things that have crept-up on us unexpectedly: the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway longlists, due to be announced next week (Thursday 16th February, to be precise). We don’t like to pick favourites, but the prestigious award is one we always love following;… Read More Hey, It’s Half Term!
It’s FEBRUARY! How did that happen? Farewell January…you went much too fast. A few very important things before we get to this week’s Friday Reads: The Young Norfolk Arts Festival are looking for young people to join their 2017 Communications team. If you know anyone with an interest in learning more about what it takes… Read More News & Reviews & Hello February!
January 27th is Holocaust Memorial Day, a national event within the UK where people across the country commemorate the victims of past and more recent genocides whilst considering the contemporary relevance of the Holocaust. Last year, we recommended some books which address the theme, of which one of our Librarians, Harriet, writes: Although it is now 72… Read More Holocaust Memorial Day 2017