Where do you start with Chris Riddell?! Genius cartoonist every week for the Observer, illustrator for other authors, original author himself and illustrator of many fabulous picture books, not to mention his championship and support for libraries and his inspiring stint as children’s laureate. Phew! We thought we would identify just a few of his… Read More A Chris Riddell Celebration
We’ve shared books about nature and some of our favourite fantasy reads and this week, we’ve gone mysterious; see below for the next installment of our Book Advent! Week Three: Mystery Books The Guggenheim Mystery by Robin Stevens Ted has Asperger’s Syndrome, which makes him extra perceptive when it comes to solving crimes. Following on… Read More Book Advent: Week 3!
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
We’re an office full of readers, so we firmly support anything that encourages reading for pleasure at any age, and BookTrust’s Time To Read initiative does just that. Research shows that reading for fun, particularly families reading together, encourages children to do better in school across all subjects- even maths! In November and December, BookTrust… Read More Time To Read
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
There are now just THREE DAYS before the winner of the 2016 Carnegie and Kate Greenaway awards are revealed and we’re really excited for our shadowing event on Monday, not just because by lunchtime we’ll FINALLY know who the winner is, but because we get to discuss all of the titles with groups of students from three… Read More What’s That I See? CKG on the Horizon…
With two weeks to go until Christmas, we’ve been enjoying two other advent calendars online that we’d like to share with you: Booktrust’s advent calendar (which you can find here) lists in their own words “24 of our favourite children’s books: classics, picture books, poetry and stories. We’ve loved sharing them with our families and… Read More Festive countdown- week two!
One of the best things about being part of our team is that we get to visit so many lovely school libraries across the county and in turn meet enthusiastic staff with a real passion for reading. Last week, we mentioned the makeover Loddon Junior School had given their library- we still can’t get over what… Read More Delightful displays and wednesday reads!