A Chris Riddell Celebration

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

Holocaust Memorial Day 2017

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

What’s That I See? CKG on the Horizon…

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…

Festive countdown- week two!

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!