We have always looked forward to new titles by Nicola Davies, knowing they will be entertaining and popular with their audience as well as authoritative and quietly educational, as she is a zoologist and has written many books on animals, whether in fiction form, as poetry or non-fiction – or a combination of all those.… Read More Friday Reads Special: Nicola Davies!
Since 2013, we’ve been counting down the four weeks to Christmas in the best way possible- using books! In that first year, we had our advent book wreath, followed in 2014 and 2015 by our advent book doors. Last year, thanks to our graphic designer friend Liam Drane, we had a very stylish makeover which was very gift tag-tastic indeed;… Read More Our Book Advent Returns!
Books 5-8 in our festive countdown are below; this week there’s an (entirely unintentional!) animal theme, four brilliant books we think are definitely worth exploring. If you missed week one, you can find it here and don’t forget: if you see anything that takes your fancy, you can pop along to your local library OR borrow them directly from us-… Read More Festive Countdown 2016- Week Two!
The Information Book Award is an annual event run by the School Library Association (SLA) designed to both raise awareness and reinforce the importance of non-fiction texts. The 2016 shortlists were recently announced and feature a wide range of interesting information books across three age categories. Young people are given the opportunity to have their say and the… Read More SLA Information Book Award 2016
We’re coming to the end of our first week back after half term and there’s been lots going on (and to catch up with!) Last week saw the longlists announced for both the Kate Greenaway and Carnegie Medals (details here). Though there are only a few weeks until the shortlists are announced on Tuesday 15th… Read More Longlists, Shortlists, Book Award Frenzy!
As you may have seen, we recently blogged about our Norwich KS2 Reading 4 Pleasure group’s summer term meeting- and if you didn’t, you can read about it here! Our group based in the west of the county also met last term and here is Harriet’s recap of the discussions had at that meeting… “Our… Read More Fakenham KS2 Fiction Discussion Group- Summer Term
Books about microbes are usually illustrated with amazing photographs of a miniscule world. This book for younger readers takes a different approach, with simple descriptions of what microbes are and very beautiful illustrations to accompany the text. Here’s another title which it would be nice to see on the School Library Association Information Book Award… Read More Marvellous Microbes
If you have visited our blog before then you will know that at the end of each week we post a Friday read- usually with a review of exactly why we think the book (or books!) should be brought to your attention. All of these can be found here and I would 100% recommend having… Read More What We’re Reading Wednesday!
It’s been a busy week for us here at SLS- not only have we just finished a massive run of project loans (thank you to all schools who ordered boxes- they’ll be arriving soon!), but we also managed to collectively come up with our best of 2013 book list which you can read here if you haven’t already. It was… Read More Friday Read: a Promise for the New Year