Friday Reads Special: John Burningham & Helen Oxenbury!

Last week, we wrote about the delightful news from the Booktrust, who have given a Lifetime Achievement Award to husband and wife John Burningham and Helen Oxenbury. They have written and illustrated so many wonderful picture books over the years, and it is VERY hard to pick out any particular favourites, but a few are… Read More Friday Reads Special: John Burningham & Helen Oxenbury!

Merry Christmas & a Happy (book-filled) New Year!

There’s now just a weekend between us and ‘the big day’ and so we find ourselves here we are with the final installment of this year’s Book Advent. This month, we’ve recommended sixteen titles (the last four are below!) from a variety of genres, all of which we think are worthy of your time. If… Read More Merry Christmas & a Happy (book-filled) New Year!

Read any Good Books lately?

Here at ELS, we’re keen readers and we don’t just love books for children- we still read age-appropriate books too! Our Librarian Harriet has some thoughts on the importance of reading to our well-being… Grown-ups, read any good books lately – adult books we mean? Tired, stressed, anxious? Perhaps a few minutes quiet reading could help.… Read More Read any Good Books lately?

Children’s Book Week 2017

Taking place this year between 13th-17th November, Children’s Book Week encourages schools, libraries, parents and children to celebrate books and reading for pleasure in any way possible. Organised by Book Trust, it’s a great opportunity to draw attention to the power and importance of reading. As ever, there’s a great ideas list of what you can get… Read More Children’s Book Week 2017