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!
National Poetry Day takes place on September 28th and is an annual celebration in the UK, established in 1994 to inspire people across the country to enjoy, discover and share poems. There’s a theme each year and for 2017, it’s ‘freedom’. If you’re looking to prep ahead of the celebrations next week, the National Poetry day… Read More National Poetry Day 2017
Norfolk schools are back in session this week and don’t we know it- our phone hasn’t stopped ringing since Wednesday! We’re running full steam ahead here and we’re excited for the autumn term to get into full swing. The September issue of our Book Bites newsletter is now online and can be read here; it’s… Read More Welcome back, Norfolk Schools!
This time last week we were captivated by snow but today if we look at the window, we’re met with bright sun rather than a sprinkling of white- it’s still cold though! The January edition of our High Lights newsletter for secondary schools filled with useful updates is now online and can be found here; you’ll also… Read More Frost-Free Friday!
National Poetry Day is an annual celebration of poetry, an initiative set up over two decades ago by Forwards Arts Foundation, and one which seeks to engage people in reading, writing and listening to poetry. Since 1999, each year has been given a theme to inspire and this year’s is ‘Messages’, with everyone encouraged to say… Read More National Poetry Day 2016
Young Norfolk Arts Festival took place across the county between 1st– 10th July, with a plethora of events in all aspects of art and culture. We attended two events at the tail-end of last week; the Young Norfolk Poetry Competition, hosted by Writers’ Centre Norwich, and the British Art Show 8 Norwich Castle Takeover, with… Read More Young Poetry and a Castle Takeover!
What’s that saying? You wait for a themed week and then three come along at once….? We kicked-off the 2015 Chatterbooks week with a special event at Norwich’s Millennium Library on Tuesday at which author (and Chatterbooks champion) Guy Bass appeared and spoke to lots of keen children! Here he is below, in action and showing… Read More Getting Poetic on a Friday Afternoon…
Our Friday Reads feature is back for the summer (and beyond)- and today we’ve got not one, not two or three, but FOUR mini-reviews from members of our team. We’re always interested to hear what everyone else is reading, so if you’ve encountered any great books lately, let us know via the comments! Gail: Jessica’s Ghost by… Read More Friday Reads Returns!
Summer holidays allow for lovely leisure time to listen to the radio, and this morning’s Fry’s English Delight caught my ear, as the theme was Reading Aloud. If you didn’t hear it, do listen on BBC iplayer as it was fascinating, nostalgic (though most of us are probably a bit too old to remember Listen… Read More Let’s all read ALOUD!
Did you enjoy World Book Day yesterday? We most certainly did! Our Team Librarians were out and about and were thrilled to see what schools were doing to celebrate books, authors, and reading. We always think that one of the best parts of the day is seeing pupils (and teachers!) dressed as their favourite book characters (BBC… Read More World Book Day & Let’s Play!