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
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
A new initiative was launched this week by the Reading Agency, designed to support the mental health needs of young people across the country. Reading Well for young people is part of the Reading Well Books on Prescription scheme, which will provide 13 to 18 year olds which information and advice on a broad range… Read More Reading Well
It’s been a busy few weeks for us with projects flying in and out of the SLS office. One of our SLS Librarians, Harriet, found time to meet not one but TWO brilliant authors in the 7 days, as she tells us below… Meeting two fantastic authors in one week – how good is that?!… Read More Meeting Authors!
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
This time next week, Christmas will be over! *pause for contemplative sigh at the prospect of mince pies disappearing from the shelves*. 2014 has certainly whizzed past and by the time you read this, schools across Norfolk will have finished for the holidays- we can only begin to imagine how much excitement was felt across… Read More Peters Book of the Year and Advent, Week 3!
It’s Friday and here we are again having maybe overlooked our mid-week reads…but worry not! As you can see here, we used to be quite good at reviewing books at the end of the week so for the purposes of this post we’ll be conjuring the ghost of entries-past… Yesterday was National Poetry Day and the… Read More Whoops, we forgot about Wednesday…!
It’s fair to say that this summer our team have been out and about all over the place, but we’ve not just been on our holidays, oh no – we’ve managed to attend and work at some brilliant Literary Festivals too! Kirsten has been the busiest of us all and she’s written a brilliant recap… Read More Splendid summer of literally literary festival festivities!
One of the highlights of each term is meeting up with our KS2 Reading for Pleasure Group in Fakenham. For many years now a great group of teachers has been meeting to discuss a set of about six KS2 fiction books (often includes poetry or picture books) over chocolate biscuits and tea. Any member of… Read More Fantastically Faithful Fakenham Teachers’ Fiction Group