Spooky goings on at the library

Halloween has arrived at Librarianstale causing lots of excitement!   The skeleton umbrella makes an excellent centre piece especially when decorated with a few spooky cut-outs.  The display book shelf adds to the fun with Halloween decorations mingled in with a few suggested reads. All the children want to pay a visit but the lucky few that... Continue Reading →


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 →

Moone Boy

WH Smith were promoting this book half price, so I thought I'd give it a try. Written by Chris O'Dowd, from the telly, and friend Nick Vincent-Murphy, it's the story of boy who is fed up being surrounded by girls; him being the only boy in the family. Martin Moone, the main character, needs someone... Continue Reading →

Reading Promotion

These badges which promote reading were available to collect in my childhood.  I still had a few in my collection but topped them up with extras bought from ebay.  The children love looking at them and choosing which ones they like the best.  I have also begun rewarding readers with badges but couldn't find a... Continue Reading →

Reading Matters Conference

Late blog today - 4.30am start just got home 9.30pm, but well worth it! Jam packed day: Tom Palmer, Liz Pichon definite highlights of the day.  Reading workshops were lots of fun as well as being really useful. Didn't know what Bibliotherapy was but do now and can see how it can be put to use with quite a... Continue Reading →


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