The final Goth Girl!

The Goth Girl series of books is extremely popular in our school library, so the excitement of a new release has been palpable! The new book sees Ada Goth solving another spooky mystery with her friends from the 'attic' club, all during a music festival being held at Ghastly-Gorm Hall. Fabulous illustrations as always along... Continue Reading →

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Raid your Reading!

As a school we have been applying the Talk for Writing scheme during Literacy lessons.  It is working really well in all the classes and it's great to see the children telling stories using the actions they have learned. I love the fact the children have the opportunity to learn so many stories throughout the... Continue Reading →

Introducing Sci-fi

UFO Lands in the playground! This incident provided the 'hook' into our writing for the next few weeks. The children were amazed to find an unidentified flying object in the playground when they arrived at school. The object was a piece of volcanic rock surrounded by BBQ coals mixed with green jelly slush.  There was a... Continue Reading →

Great Sequel!

Couldn't wait to read this as I enjoyed the first book so much! Mr Lemoncello's Library Olympics, the sequel to Escape from Mr Lemoncello's Library, is a real page turner.  There are lots of twists and turns in the plot which are all brought together at the end in a super finale. The characters from... Continue Reading →

Spellbinding!

Cumbria Library Service annual Primary School book awards, Spellbinding is about to begin. The 10 books on this year's short list have just been delivered to our school, along with the children's reading passports and book cover stickers to collect.  There are books to suit boys and girls with most genres being covered. As I normally... Continue Reading →

New Term, New Competition!

Thought I'd have a focus on non-fiction books but the competition has to be accessible to both infant and junior children.  So I've decided on a 'Where in the World' competition. The children collect a world map from the library which has the continents labelled.  They have to find an interesting or unusual fact about... Continue Reading →

Christmas library competition

Another competition which has proved really popular! Have to choose two winners this week. I have already had over 70 entries all of which have been very different.  Begun to narrow them down and have a selection on the short list.  I'm sure I'll get more entries this week so it's not going to be... Continue Reading →

Christmas Mystery

  I first encountered this book about 10 years ago and have returned to it every Advent since then. It is quite a complex story of a little girl called Elizabet who whilst shopping with her mum goes missing after following a lamb.  The little girl travels back in time 2000 years with many characters... Continue Reading →

Christmas Library Lunch

Held a Christmas Picture Book Picnic with Reception class as a Library Lunch. The children loved the story, including some year 6 children who were there to help with the craft activities! A funny story which helps develop inference skills. The children laughed out loud.  It's sure to become a firm favourite!

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