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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Read for Pleasure

Busy week, delivering my first course. Read for Pleasure the How as well as the why - that was the tag line.  Helen, a literacy consultant, brought together the latest research studies into reading for pleasure.  Giving an overview of how important it is and showing indications as to why this will be the next... 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 →

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!

Christmas has arrived in the library. The Christmas tree in the library is much admired due to the book decorations.  There are lots of mini versions of Christmas books and paper decorations made from old book stock.  The children love it! The mid shelving display has a selection of Christmas stock both fiction and non-fiction. ... Continue Reading →

Winter Display

This is my new winter display in the school hall. Already proving very popular as my graffiti wall is full, usually have to remind the children to fill it in.  Lots of ideas from the children of books to chill out with over the chilly nights ahead!  

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