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 →


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 →

Piers Torday Visit

The excitement about meeting a real author has been building slowly over the past week or so, leading up to the author visit. The children weren't disappointed. Piers Torday was brilliant!! He began with a really accessible assembly, for all juniors, to explain how he came to writing, including inspiration from Roald Dahl.  But the... Continue Reading →

Author Visit!

Only 1 week to go now until our author visit. The excitement is building throughout the juniors, with children coming to the library to tell me facts they have found out about the author.  As I mentioned on my previous blog 'The Borrowers', our year 6 book group, are doing a great job promoting the... Continue Reading →

Latest release from David Walliams

This new release has been greatly anticipated in our school library.  David Walliams' books are extremely popular with the junior children. Grandpa's Great Escape is the story of the unique and loving relationship a boy has with his Grandpa; something so many children can relate to.  The humour throughout the adventure makes you laugh out... Continue Reading →

New Term, New Displays

New portable display for the school library - author of the month.  Not surprisingly Roald Dahl will be the author focus for September. Display shows lots of his books and some facts about his life before and after he began writing. The first library competition for the term will be based on Roald Dahl book,... Continue Reading →

Oxford Companion to Children’s Literature

The original companion was published in 1983, it has now been revised and updated by Daniel Hahn. This easy A-Z is a great place to start if you want to find out anything about children's literature.  It's 3,500 entries cover every genre and includes information on some well known characters, as well as over 900 new entries... Continue Reading →

Auggie and Me

  I am so glad that they have published these 3 stories in one book; only previously available on e-book. Wonder, by R J Palacio, is the story of Auggie.  A boy born with a facial disfigurement who has been home schooled and is now about to begin high school.  The story has become one... Continue Reading →

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