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!
Last week, you may have noticed a lack of activity on this blog. It wasn’t that we forgot to share our usual Friday post- we were primed and ready to do so!- but we COULDN’T! There was a mass power outage which meant that we were without phones, emails and most importantly- the internet! Normal order… Read More Bath, Book, Bed
This week saw Norfolk schools return from the Easter break for the start of the summer term and with only 12 school weeks left until the end of the academic year, now’s a great time to encourage your young people to think about what they might like to do with their free time in July and August. For those… Read More A Summer Call for Volunteers!
On Tuesday morning, something special caught our eye over on Twitter. It wasn’t a funny video or an inspirational quote, but a simple hashtag: #picbookday. Former teacher and creator of the Literacy Shed, Rob Smith, started it all with one tweet: It is a #picbookday -help fill twitter with amazing picture books. Here's mine Grandad's Island'… Read More #PicBookDay
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
Though we believe books and reading should be celebrated every day, we always look forward to World Book Day and this year was no different- any excuse for a mass literary celebration! As the WBD website itself says: World Book Day is a celebration! It’s a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s… Read More World Book Day 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 FEBRUARY! How did that happen? Farewell January…you went much too fast. A few very important things before we get to this week’s Friday Reads: The Young Norfolk Arts Festival are looking for young people to join their 2017 Communications team. If you know anyone with an interest in learning more about what it takes… Read More News & Reviews & Hello February!