One for the girls!

Another addition to our school library. The rise of the graphic novel is most welcome in our library.  Tom Gates, Diary of a Wimpy Kid etc have all played their part in getting children reading and interested in books.  So I was glad to see a new graphic novel aimed at girls.  We have the... Continue Reading →


Treehouse Crazy!!

The 13 Storey Tree House was a welcome addition to our library last year.  It has received a new lease of life due to being one of the ten books on the Cumbria Book Awards, Spellbinding list. I recently purchased the next two books in the series which have also proved very popular.  The children are... Continue Reading →

Comic con – Fantastic!

Here are just a few of the tables we had laid out for the children to browse -  Marvel, DC Comics, Phoenix Comics, Star Wars and a Graphic Novel table. After time browsing the tables the fancy dress was judged by our special guests (from the local Comic Shop). They judged the winners and presented... Continue Reading →

Comic Con Event

I've always had a comic section in the library along with a trolley filled with comics which goes outside at lunchtimes but I've noticed lately the increase in Comic Conventions.  As I was looking for ideas for another junior aged library event I thought this would be perfect. So, the plans have begun!  I went... Continue Reading →

New book arrived!

I have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of this new publication by Brian Selznick. After the success of the Invention of Hugo Cabret and the excellent Wonderstruck, I was excited to learn a new book, in the same format, was on the way. It was delivered yesterday afternoon and I finished it last night.  I... Continue Reading →

New Year, New Books, New Librarians!

So excited by the plans I have for the upcoming academic year. Competitions have begun in earnest; Mr Twits beards are coming in to the library already, book pumpkins will be next, followed by our author visit, just to name but a few things. Today I launched a vocabulary 'wordmark'.  The children collect new vocabulary... Continue Reading →

Brian Selznick New Book

I was delighted to find that Brian Selznick has a new book to be released in September; The Marvels. The Invention of Hugo Cabret was extremely popular with the children even before the release of the film.  It was a class text in year 6 and the writing produced by the children, in response to... Continue Reading →

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