The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education has put out some shocking statistics regarding children’s books featuring children of colour (read the report here). Looking at books published in 2017 the charity said that too few of these featured BAME main characters (just 1% in the UK!), and that there was not enough diversity in… Read More Diversity (or not) in Children’s Books
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
Yesterday was Harry Potter Book Night; we LOVE this annual celebration of everything Potter-related, now in its second year. The 2016 theme was ‘Night of Spells’; voting took place on the Bloomsbury website and the most popular spell was Expecto Patronum (definitely the best spell in our opinion!). You can see the top 10 here… Read More Potter, Libraries, Peters and more!
Established by the Federation of Children’s Book Groups, National Non-Fiction November is a month-long celebration drawing attention to the ‘wonderful world of non-fiction for children and young people’. Chris Routh wrote a brilliant write-up about on the CILIP blog about the importance of non-fiction, which you can see here– we wholeheartedly agree! This year’s theme is… Read More National Non-Fiction November