Well, we’re six weeks into the new school year and half term is upon us already- not that this warm weather weather has us feeling particularly autumnal…! We often get requests from schools and teachers after particular types of books for all kinds of readers; recently, our librarian Harriet was asked for a flurry of… Read More Books for your Year 3s & 4s!
The end of next week sees the start of Norwich Science Festival, a nine-day celebration of all things science. Based at The Forum and with events happening across the city, the festival seeks to inspire with its exhibitions, shows and hands-on STEM activities for attendees of all ages- young and old! You can see the… Read More Norwich Science Festival 2018
Well, you can tell we’re truly in back to school mode: so busy, that we accidentally skip a week on the blog front- whoops! Below are a few extra Friday Reads from our team Don’t forget: you can find our archive of recommendations- including our other Friday Reads– just here. Apryl: Franklin’s Flying Bookshop by Jen Campbell,… Read More Recommended Reads!
The UN International Day of Peace takes place on 21st September, a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. This year’s theme is ‘The Right to Peace- The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70’ and below are a few recent additions to our stock which could… Read More Peace Day 2018
This week, schools across Norfolk said goodbye to the summer holidays and hello to a brand new academic year. While many enjoyed a 6-week sunshine-filled break, our team have been keeping busy in the office, working hard to assemble project boxes for use this term and adding to our stock lots of new and exciting… Read More Back to School 2018!
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
On June 18th, we joined keen readers up and down the country in eagerly awaiting the announcement of who’d won this year’s Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals. As with previous years, we were in school, discussing books and celebrating with shadowing groups from a few high schools across Norfolk. Our Librarian, Harriet, has shared her… Read More CKG Day 2018
We can’t be sure, but we think (THINK!) there may be an important football competition currently underway…here are a few titles to keep young fans entertained between matches. The Match by Russell Ayto This small book of black and white illustrations and minimal text is very funny and will appeal to all ages. Most of the plot… Read More Kick Kick Kick Kick!
The Wildlife Trusts are encouraging us all to ‘go wild’ this June, so here are a few recently published books to encourage us to get out there. Go Wild on the River by Goldie Hawk, illustrated by Rachel Saunders Described as ‘an adventure handbook’ this collaboration with the National Trust is an attractive little hardback full… Read More 30 Days Wild!
2017 saw the first Empathy Day; a celebration established by the brilliant EmpathyLab team, to show how reading empathy-boosting stories and poems can help challenge prejudice and nurture connections between us all. There are lots of brilliant bits available should you wish to get involved with next week’s 2018 celebrations; we’d recommend EmpathyLab’s ‘Read for… Read More Empathy Day 2018