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)!
Week three of our book advent has arrived which means- brace yourselves- that actual real life Christmas is only ONE WEEK AWAY. Isn’t that bananas? Two weeks ago, our library assistant Zoë shared four books she’d like to receive this holiday season and last week, our manager Caroline let us know what she’s hoping to find under the tree this… Read More Book Advent: Week 3!
As you may have seen last week, our book advent has returned for a fifth(!) year and as usual, we’ll be counting down the weeks to Christmas using our university challenge topic of choice: BOOKS! Last Monday, our library assistant Zoë shared four books she’d like to receive this holiday season and this week, our manager… Read More Book Advent: Week 2!
Since 2013, we’ve been counting down the four weeks to Christmas using our area of expertise; not libraries or schools, but BOOKS! Five years ago, we shared our very first advent book wreath, followed in 2014 and 2015 by our advent book doors. In 2016, thanks to our graphic designer friend Liam Drane, we had a very stylish… Read More The Return of our Book Advent!
We don’t want you to get too excited, but we’ve heard a vicious rumour that next week, our annual festive countdown may be returning… We can neither confirm or deny this, though what we will say is KEEP YOUR EYES PEELED for what may or may not appear on this blog sometime next week…. *looks shifty*… Read More December is Coming…