On 6th June, CILIP and the School Library Association are launching a campaign to get school libraries made an essential part of every Ofsted inspection, with funding for schools to nurture library staff. Ofsted’s own research shows that: “In the most effective primary and secondary schools visited, libraries and well trained specialist librarians had a… Read More Books about Books!
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!
It seems like a long time ago now, but just before Easter, our Norwich KS2 Reading 4 Pleasure group met for the second time to discuss the books they’d been given to read and share with their pupils throughout the Spring term. As usual, lots of great book-related chat was had and we were really… Read More KS2 Fiction Discussion in Norwich- Spring Term
Are you a fan of Tadpole’s Promise? If so you will love this latest picture book from the same brilliant pair, Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross. I can really say no more; it would give the game away, but this chicken is at least as foolish as its early relation in Chicken Licken (this title… Read More A cautionary tale for every child – and teenager
Every so often we let our wonderful Librarians loose on the county and this week, Mandy visited an infants school to deliver a storytelling session. it was a resounding success and we’ll let her explain why… ‘I had a very busy day at Swaffham Infants this week. It started in the Reading Café where I… Read More The perils of losing crocodiles!