Friday Reads special: Civilisations

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

Friday Reads Special: Shakespeare Week 2018

(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

2018 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Longlists

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

Friday Reads Special: John Burningham & Helen Oxenbury!

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!