At the end of September, the National Literacy Trust published a report on the links between reading and mental well-being (Mental Wellbeing, Reading and Writing). We were inspired, so below are a few recommendations of recent titles which particularly connect with mental health: Stardust by Jeanne Willis, illustrated by Briony May Smith A beautifully illustrated picture… Read More Reading & Wellbeing
On 6th June, CILIP and the School Library Association are launching a campaign to get school libraries made an essential part of every Ofsted inspection, with funding for schools to nurture library staff. Ofsted’s own research shows that: “In the most effective primary and secondary schools visited, libraries and well trained specialist librarians had a… Read More Books about Books!
This post comes a little late, but we’ll blame our pre & post-christmas busyness for the delay! As well as our group based in Fakenham, the autumn term saw the introduction of a new Reading for Pleasure group based in Norwich, which we were very excited about. Led by one of our Librarians, Harriet, our… Read More KS2 Fiction Discussion- Autumn Term
Are you a fan of Tadpole’s Promise? If so you will love this latest picture book from the same brilliant pair, Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross. I can really say no more; it would give the game away, but this chicken is at least as foolish as its early relation in Chicken Licken (this title… Read More A cautionary tale for every child – and teenager
Every so often we let our wonderful Librarians loose on the county and this week, Mandy visited an infants school to deliver a storytelling session. it was a resounding success and we’ll let her explain why… ‘I had a very busy day at Swaffham Infants this week. It started in the Reading Café where I… Read More The perils of losing crocodiles!