Today marks the end of the first half of this summer term and we’re certainly having the weather for it here in Norfolk; the sun hasn’t stopped shining all week! We’re already looking forward to the final part of this academic year as there are lots of brilliant things coming up; Bookstart week runs 5th- 11th… Read More Half-term is here!
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
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 been all go in our office this week, so please bear with us as we take you on a quick whizz through the last five days… On Monday, we were in school at our annual Carnegie Greenaway shadowing event (this year hosted by the lovely Wymondham High!) discussing the shortlisted titles and who we all… Read More CKG & FLY week 2016
…Hi! Just us again. Two posts in two day seems a bit excessive but we’ve had a busy week and there’s lots we wanted to share. The Peters Book of the Year award winners were announced this week, with Jane Elson’s How to Fly with Broken Wings winning the junior fiction category, Miss Hazeltine’s Home… Read More Book Award Frenzy Friday
The shortlists for the 2016 Carnegie and Kate Greenaway medals were announced on Tuesday evening and what an interesting bunch they are! One of our librarians, Harriet, shares her thoughts. There is always a bit of a Frisson of Excitement around the announcement of the shortlist of the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway awards. What will make the grade;… Read More Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Shortlists 2016
We’re coming to the end of our first week back after half term and there’s been lots going on (and to catch up with!) Last week saw the longlists announced for both the Kate Greenaway and Carnegie Medals (details here). Though there are only a few weeks until the shortlists are announced on Tuesday 15th… Read More Longlists, Shortlists, Book Award Frenzy!
On Monday morning, we made our way to Long Stratton High School for our annual CKG award celebration. Pupils from two other schools – Litcham School and Wymondham High Academy – joined us for an exciting morning of book discussion, everyone sharing their opinions of the shortlisted titles they had managed to read and what… Read More The CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals 2015