There have been two interesting children’s book award shortlists announced in the last few weeks; firstly, take a look at the CLIPPA Poetry list on their website over here. We know that Joseph Coelho’s Overheard in a Tower Block has proved popular, and that he is an entertaining and inspiring poet to invite into school.… Read More Book Awards, Poetry and More!
Our Librarian, Harriet, wrote this before the rain descended on us once again…! Because Spring has sprung at last, and because travelling around Norfolk there seem to be many trees threatened by road and house building (though there are some being planted too, happily), it seems a good moment to mention a few of the… Read More Terrific Trees: A Celebration!
Norfolk Libraries have now opened their recruitment of young volunteers aged 13-25 to help with the Mischief Makers Summer Reading Challenge. Volunteering sessions take place between during the school holidays, from mid-July and to the beginning of September. They ask for a minimum commitment of 2 hours per week although there can be scope to… Read More Volunteer this Summer
Only a month ago, we were discussing the longlists for this year’s CKG awards and now-in the blink of an eye!- the final shortlists are here. Announced last week, fifteen titles made the final cut across the two awards, whittled down from a longlist of forty. What a difficult decision to make; we don’t envy the… Read More CILIP CKG Shortlists 2018
Last week saw the BBC’s Civilisations Festival come to a close; running from 2nd to the 11th March, the fest comprised of events staged by 250 museums, libraries, galleries and archives across the UK, running alongside the BBC’s new Civilisations programme which explores ‘humanity’s desire to create’. While several events scheduled to take place in… Read More Friday Reads special: Civilisations
(Shakespeare Week logo courtesy of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust) This year’s Shakespeare Week runs from the 12th- 18th March, an annual nationwide celebration established to introduce primary aged pupils to the brilliance of Shakespeare. As ever, the festivities are coordinated by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, who provide ample resources for Teachers and other educators who’re… Read More Friday Reads Special: Shakespeare Week 2018
Taking a break from snow hysteria, we’d like to share two very important things: Yesterday was World Book Day, one of our most favourite times of year! Any excuse to celebrate books and reading is fine by us and as usual, we were keeping track of the day’s festivities via the hashtag and the official… Read More Friday Reads Special: Quentin Blake!
While we were off enjoying half-term, the longlists for this year’s Carnegie and Kate Greenaway awards were announced; though these will become shortlists in just a few week’s time (15th March!), we thought we’d share them here so you can see which brilliant books made the cut at this point. The forty longlisted titles are… Read More 2018 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Longlists
Last week, we wrote about the delightful news from the Booktrust, who have given a Lifetime Achievement Award to husband and wife John Burningham and Helen Oxenbury. They have written and illustrated so many wonderful picture books over the years, and it is VERY hard to pick out any particular favourites, but a few are… Read More Friday Reads Special: John Burningham & Helen Oxenbury!
Every year, January seems to take its time to pass but February hurtles by and before you know it, the half-term holiday is here to greet us. Where has the time gone, etc etc… This week, legendary children’s authors and illustrators, John Burningham and Helen Oxenbury, were given Booktrust’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the first time a… Read More Heading into Half Term…!