With lots of publicity and information around about VE Day and the final days of the war in Europe, we thought we would highlight some stories about the Second World War for children and young people, all available as e-books. There are some great classics here. (There are lots more excellent novels set in this… Read More VE Day
Friends, Romans, Countrymen, Shakespeare Week (18 – 24 March) is here again, and we are celebrating by reveling in the titles below….! Shakespeare Week is an annual nationwide celebration established to introduce primary aged pupils to the brilliance of Shakespeare. The festivities are coordinated by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, who provide lots of resources for Teachers… Read More Shakespeare Week 2019
As the UK approaches – possibly – crunch time with Europe, we thought we would look at a few of the European authors and illustrators who have enriched children’s publishing here. Of course, much loved characters like Asterix, Tintin and Pippi Longstocking have been around since long before the European Union was even created, but… Read More European Reads
With Norwich being a brilliant cultural hub of arts, we’re incredibly lucky to regularly have at our disposal lots of amazing events for young and old alike. Today sees the launch of this year’s Norfolk and Norwich Festival, the flagship arts festival for the East of England. The festival itself is one of the oldest within the… Read More Festivals!
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 the SLS office we love a good list and in view of impending festive celebrations (20 days!), we decided to follow last year’s Advent Book Wreath with another weekly countdown- only this time, we’ll be sharing FOUR books each time instead of one. Some of the titles are new, some are old, some may… Read More Our Festive Countdown 2014
With only a few days until Norfolk Schools take their half-term break, we’re looking toward the rest of the Summer with the publication of our SEN Rights newsletter aimed at SENCOs and Specialist Schools but obviously to be enjoyed by all! You can read the latest edition (Summer 2014) here and our archive of past… Read More A pre-half term newsletter and what we’re reading this Wednesday
Our Fakenham Reading For Pleasure group met recently to discuss the six titles below which they had been given for the spring term. The group was led by one of our SLS Librarians, Harriet, and she shares thoughts and reactions from the session- they’re a mixed bunch! Have you read any of the titles? Why not let us know by… Read More Our KS2 Reading For Pleasure Group- Spring term titles!
With the recent bout of sunny weather across our part of the country, it seems as though Spring has (sort-of) sprung and that, the Easter break is finally upon us! To be honest, we’re all a bit baffled as to how we’re into April already- 2014 is certainly whizzing by! Lots of book award-y goings… Read More A Book Awards round-up and our mid-week Reads!