New book awards, LOL!

Very busy lately - presenting a reading for pleasure course, World Book Day celebrations, chatterbooks group coming to an end, etc, etc. Anyway looking forward to this new book award, The Lollies!  It replaces the Roald Dahl funny book prize which ended in 2013.  There are 12 books to vote for 4 picture books, 4... 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 →

Dress up day!

My latest creation for our character dress up day during our book week - the Mad Hatter! Children and staff alike joined in the fun with an array of book characters, some well known some more obscure: Bilbo Baggins, Mary Poppins, Danny Champion of the World, Cruella DeVil, Mr Bump, Juliet and even a Boxed... Continue Reading →

Halloween Competition!

Last year's Book Character Pumpkin Competition was so successful we couldn't wait to repeat it this year!  My book pumpkin is the Tiger Who Came to Tea - really quick as I didn't have much time! The infant children are asked to enter a family pumpkin and are allowed help whereas the juniors are asked... Continue Reading →

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