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
Half-term is finally here in Norfolk and we’re looking forward to a bit of a break before the final hurrah of the Summer term. We’ve been busy cataloguing lots of new books recently, so what better time to showcase those titles which caught our librarian Harriet’s eye in a Friday Reads special. Rebel Voices by Louise… Read More Natty New Books!
Exactly one month today- Monday 18th June- the winners of this year’s Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Awards will be announced, and the awards cycle (which began with the nominations list back in November 2017) will be over. In case you’ve been living under a rock for the last few months, you can find this year’s… Read More One month until CKG…!
There have been two interesting children’s book award shortlists announced in the last few weeks; firstly, take a look at the CLIPPA Poetry list on their website over here. We know that Joseph Coelho’s Overheard in a Tower Block has proved popular, and that he is an entertaining and inspiring poet to invite into school.… Read More Book Awards, Poetry and More!
Our Librarian, Harriet, wrote this before the rain descended on us once again…! Because Spring has sprung at last, and because travelling around Norfolk there seem to be many trees threatened by road and house building (though there are some being planted too, happily), it seems a good moment to mention a few of the… Read More Terrific Trees: A Celebration!
Norfolk Libraries have now opened their recruitment of young volunteers aged 13-25 to help with the Mischief Makers Summer Reading Challenge. Volunteering sessions take place between during the school holidays, from mid-July and to the beginning of September. They ask for a minimum commitment of 2 hours per week although there can be scope to… Read More Volunteer this Summer
Only a month ago, we were discussing the longlists for this year’s CKG awards and now-in the blink of an eye!- the final shortlists are here. Announced last week, fifteen titles made the final cut across the two awards, whittled down from a longlist of forty. What a difficult decision to make; we don’t envy the… Read More CILIP CKG Shortlists 2018